When it comes to identifying when the cold has finally officially fled for the year, Michiganders know the tell-tale sign better than anyone in the nation: Road construction. Greenville residents who have been traveling down Baldwin or Oak streets know that construction season has finally began. A portion of both streets have been torn up in the past week as part of a road construction project which will continue for the remainder of the summer.
As the deadline for understanding Proposal 1 creeps closer, more and more institutions are discussing the matter in an effort to understand both the merits and pitfalls of the ballot proposal. During Tuesday’s meeting, the Greenville City Council weighed in on the impacts of Michigan Ballot Proposal 15-1, or simply Proposal 1, which will go before voters on May 5.
Although May 5 is less than two weeks away, voters who plan on weighing in on Proposal 1 may need all of that time to become completely aware of all the implications in the statewide ballot proposal. Pennies to dollars, there will be some questions voters have on the complicated language of the proposal after giving it a thorough read.
Here in Michigan, we are as proud of our potholes as our Legislature’s ability to concoct simple ballot language. Or are we? “I wish our Legislature would come up with ballot language that would be easy to understand,” Greenville Area Community Foundation President and CEO Alison Barberi said. “Complicated ballot language is not a new strategy by far.”
Last year’s trial run for a summer open-air market series in Downtown Greenville was a success. Although organizers started small last year, this year is going to be even bigger. “This has been a vision for a long time to have something downtown,” Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Director Gae Wolfe said. “Sometimes it starts small and you have to take baby steps and let it grow.”
It got a little gassy during the Monday night meeting of the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education. Greenville Public Schools Director of Transportation Kathy Bresnahan and Greenville High School science teacher Brian Sullivan gave a presentation on propane-fueled school buses, which the school’s education board and transportation department are giving serious consideration.
Detour will be the name of the game for summer travel on Oak and Baldwin streets in Greenville. Starting Monday, the two streets will be closed down throughout two project phases involving the installation of a new city water main and general road reconstruction.
Baldwin Heights Elementary School was the scene of grisly horror on Thursday afternoon. Fictional horror that is. Michigan horror author Christopher Wright joined the school to discuss reading and writing during an hour-long assembly right before spring break.
Getting a child to sit through an entire two-hour movie at the theater is difficult … some might say impossible. Sometimes that goes double for children with special needs.
A residence in downtown Greenville is a “total loss” after an upstairs fire spread through several rooms and consumed the majority of the home Thursday evening.