The Greenville Planning Commission is discussing gas stations … again. During Thursday’s meeting, commissioners held a work session concerning a site plan for a special land use permit for Murphy Oil USA Inc., which plans on constructing a gas station on the south side of Wal-Mart facing M-57. The gas station will be accessible from the Wal-Mart service drive.
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For most, the Great Dansk Parade is merely an enjoyable and entertaining event at the Danish Festival. But not for Bryan Armock. For Armock, the Great Dansk Parade means legacy.
GREENVILLE — Bob Cusack does not believe he is getting a fair shake from authorities in a township where he owns property. Following a dangerous building hearing Wednesday at Oakfield Township Hall, Cusack was ordered to “remove or demolish” his mobile home located at 10460 Perch Lane. He is under the impression he is being [...]
Thursday’s gray and gloomy clouds were no match for the cheery red costumes of the Danish Festival committee members and the queen herself, Brianna Van Houten. The 51st annual Danish Festival got underway according to tradition with a flag-raising ceremony at Heritage Park next to City Hall.
The prospect of “free” money is making many downtown Greenville property owners look a little closer at some big projects. On Friday, representatives from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) did a walk-through of 12 downtown businesses. They were evaluating potential projects which could utilize state and federal grant and loan dollars.
The year was 1995. The economy was up while employment was down. World opinion of the United States was still (relatively) positive. Bill Clinton was president while John Engler ran Michigan, each with their own sets of supporters and critics.
Marijuana is legal to use recreationally in four states and one district (Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Washington, D.C.). Marijuana is also legal for medicinal use in 23 states, including Michigan. It seems only a matter of time before marijuana is legal to consume in a recreational matter in Michigan.
Despite constant reassurances the economy is on the rise, opening a small business remains an apprehensive venture, particularly in Michigan and even more so in Montcalm County. However, a new initiative in West Michigan aims to help small businesses gain some traction, whether they are just starting or already established. The Pure Michigan Micro Lending Initiative is prepared to help the smallest of businesses capture some much needed capital. Huntington Bank has pledged a $5 million, five-year commitment to fund this initiative. Funds will be dolled out through the Opportunity Resource Fund.
Rivers are one of Michigan’s most precious treasures. They are amazingly self-sustaining and beautiful throughout all seasons. However, they are still susceptible to the pollutants of animals and humans.
When it comes to standalone accessory building regulations, the Eureka Township Planning Commission does not take the job sitting down. During Wednesday night’s meeting, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on a standalone accessory building ordinance in the township. It was a short public hearing as nary a one township resident attended the meeting to address the ordinance.