Bruce Brown will stay on as the Belding city manager until 2019. During a regular meeting Tuesday evening, the Belding City Council went into closed session for a periodical evaluation of the city manager. After the council went back into open session, Mayor Ron Gunderson announced a two-year extension had been extended and accepted by Brown.
Three people were sworn in on the Belding Area Schools Board of Education on Monday evening; although only one of the faces was new to the board.
Terry Boni and Debra Bach were sworn in to start their new terms on the board. A new addition to the board, Kate Feuerstein, was also sworn in to start her term.
During a regular meeting Tuesday evening, the Belding City Council approved a special event application for the Belding Beatnik Bazaar and Farmers Market.
The search is on for the next Belding mascot. Belding Area School has put together an online survey for community members, students and staff, which gives people the chance to submit an idea for the mascot and explain why.
The financial problems that Grand Volute Catering & Event Center in Lowell is experiencing has created a ripple effect that has reached Belding.
Originally, the committee for the prom at Belding High School had planned to hold the prom dance at the Grand Volute. However, given the recent struggles Grand Volute is having financially and with bankruptcy, that site will need to be changed.
The immortal words of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream …” live on today as part of the famous speech he delivered during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
What may come as a surprise to some, however, is the fact that King didn’t utter those words until the speech was coming to a close.
The city of Belding was issued a clean audit report. Peter Haefner, a partner with Grand Rapids-based accounting firm Vredeveld Haefner, gave a presentation on the city’s audit report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, during Tuesday’s Belding City Council meeting.
A new business is coming to town.
A Virginia-based furniture company has expressed interest in purchasing the Belding Basket Factory at 131 E. High St., a building that currently stands vacant.
A gathering place is one step closer to being completed after four years of planning in this city. During a regular meeting Tuesday evening, the Belding City Council voted unanimously to move forward with a mural on the wall on the Electrolux property near the Alvah N. Belding Library on land that has been dubbed “the gathering place.”
Three new signs will be installed in Belding after being given the go-ahead by the City Council on Tuesday evening.