The Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday evening to approve this city’s new recreation plan.
As local municipalities and organizations continue to work together to create a new community recreation plan, financing potential upgrades has now entered the conversation.
This past week, two meetings were held that directly connected to the new collaborative Carson City Area Parks and Recreation Plan.
The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District has been awarded a grant that was given to only 19 other districts nationwide.
The Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant provides sexual risk avoidance education for special education students in self-contained classrooms, which have smaller groups of students.
The Crystal Community Center may have been purchased for the small fee of $1, but today township leaders are now looking at the potential of a rather large bill to keep it from crumbling in on itself. During Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, the board discussed a request from one of the tenants of the building, Sanchin-Ryu Karate of Lansing, to adjust the rental fee structure, at least temporarily, to be more affordable.
Members of the Crystal Township Board voted unanimously Wednesday evening to approve the purchase of new air tanks for the township fire department.
The Montcalm County Parks & Recreation Committee was scheduled to discuss and vote on the topics of park closure and adopt-a-park applications Tuesday morning.
However, the committee was unable to meet due to the lack of a quorum.
Animals, conservation, 4-H, parks and veterans.
These five topics may not share the same audience or interest in Montcalm County, but they all have one common need: Funding.
If your New Year’s resolutions included attending more Montcalm County Board of Commissioner meetings — but you work a day job — you’re in luck.
Commissioners voted 8-1 during Tuesday’s annual organizational meeting to start meeting at 6 p.m. each month for full board meetings, instead of the usual 1:30 p.m. meeting time. All full board meetings take place the fourth Monday of each month.
This year, Montcalm County lost a controller-administrator and hired a new leader, made $1.7 million in budget cuts equating to a loss of 30 jobs, fired its auditing firm and contracted with three new firms to investigate what went wrong with the county budget over the past decade.
Montcalm County officials requested and received a legal opinion to clarify whether the county clerk can be paid an annual stipend for election programming.
Earlier this month, as she has done every year since 2008, Clerk Kristen Millard requested the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners approve a $7,000 stipend be paid to her for her work in programming county elections, as the work is not part of a county clerk’s statutory job description.