Members of Belding City Council voted Tuesday evening to grant City Manager Bruce Brown another two years on his contract with the city.
Belding teachers who receive a “highly effective” rating on their evaluation by school administrators will now receive bonus pay as a reward for their efforts. During Monday evening’s Belding Area Schools Board of Education meeting, board members voted 5-0 to approve a resolution to implement performance based pay.
Trail lovers will soon have access to 125 miles of Michigan trails starting right from Jackson’s Landing Park in Greenville.
During the latest Greenville City Council meeting, the council voted in favor of applying for a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) Trust Fund grant to complete a portion of the Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail-Trail from Greenville to Belding.
After signing his contract Tuesday evening, Bruce Brown will begin his tenure as Belding’s new interim manager beginning Monday.
There appears to be no denying the Belding High School Robotics program, especially on its home turf. On Saturday a total of seven Belding teams, five from the high school and two from Belding Middle School, competed in the third annual Belding High School Robotics Tournament.
Locked behind a chain-link fence in the very center of town sits an idle piece of property that has become the epicenter of public frustration.
On the surface, the former White Consolidated Industries/Electrolux complex at 100 E. Main St. is ready to be embraced as a public park. But buried beneath that surface — 24 inches, to be exact — is a century-old history of industry, complete with contaminated soil, concrete slabs and, deeper still, contaminated ground water.
After a tense debate, the Belding City Council voted 3-2 to fire their city manager Tuesday night.
Meg Mullendore, who was hired in March 2013, was not present at the city council meeting. She was at home recovering from a recent surgery.
Five-year-old Gabby Petersen knew she was getting a present Friday, but as to what could be hidden beneath wrapping paper was a mystery.
The Belding Food Pantry of the past is but a shadow of the organization as it stands today.
The face of the pantry has changed dramatically since last spring, mostly due to the efforts spearheaded by Belding resident Julie Rodts.
Members of the Belding City Council approved three resolutions Tuesday evening, but not without some consternation amongst the council and from citizens.