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John VerPlank, a civil engineer and project manager with Prein & Newhof of Grand Rapids, left, goes over detailed mapping of Greenville’s sanitary and stormwater systems Thursday as Greenville City Manager George Bosanic, center, and James Hegarty, a civil engineer and grants specialist with Prein & Newhof, listen. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Work continues on city’s sanitary and wastewater asset management plan

Within this city exist an intricate and complex labyrinth of pipes, dwelling beneath the surface and invisible to the naked eye. Stretching from corner to corner, the system is comprised of clay, concrete and PVC, aging in areas from just a few months to 80 years, carrying the contents of the community’s sanitary sewer and stormwater systems largely without notice.

Members of the Montcalm County Brownfield Authority discuss Wednesday the details of a brownfield grant proposal submitted by Davide and Dan Uccello seeking $140,000 over 25 years through tax increment financing (TIF) funding for their Greenville business, Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar. — Daily News/Cory Smit

Flo’s brownfield grant proposal nears completion after vote of confidence from Brownfield Authority

The saga of a long-pursued brownfield grant for Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar is nearing its conclusion. During a special meeting of the Montcalm County Brownfield Authority on Wednesday, members voted unanimously to approve a resolution to recommend approval of the plan for the property at 107 S. Lafayette St. in Greenville, submitted by restaurant owners Davide and Dan Uccello, to the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.

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Greenville police ask for help in finding indecent exposure suspect

The Greenville Department of Public Safety is asking for public assistance after receiving multiple complaints involving recent incidents of indecent exposure.

According to Interim Director of Public Safety Dennis Magirl, the department fielded two complaints in January and several more complaints last year about an individual who has been exposing himself in the parking lots of Meijer, Wal-Mart, Kmart and the Wesco gas station in Greenville.

Greenville-owned free parking lots have become a point of contention in winter months, as downtown residents with designated areas have observed their designated overnight parking spots being taken as more evening activity occurs in the city’s downtown district. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville to address overnight parking problems

To ticket or not to ticket? In regards to overnight parking in city parking lots, that has become the question.

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UPDATE: Victim identified after Tuesday’s fatal crash

The man killed in Tuesday’s two-vehicle head-on crash has been identified as Lee Michael Pattison, 40, of Greenville.

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Greenville schools focusing on strategy

Strategic planning was the talk of Monday evening at the Greenville Public School Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent Linda Van Houten talked to the board about the strategic plan for the school district.

Joe Verlin of Gabridge & Co., a Grand Rapids-based auditing firm, updated Montcalm County commissioners on Monday about the county’s ongoing audit and financial progress. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County commissioners hear update from new auditor

The Montcalm County Finance & Personnel Committee heard some hopeful news Monday from the county’s new auditor.

Joe Verlin of Gabridge & Co., a Grand Rapids-based auditing firm, updated commissioners on the ongoing county audit.

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UPDATE: Man killed in head-on crash on Sidney Road

A two-vehicle head-on crash Tuesday morning resulted in the death of one of the drivers.

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IN BRIEF: Greenville DDA members discuss downtown parking improvements

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority, members took time to discuss an issue that has reared its head recently in the winter months.

During the giving portion of Saturday’s Spectrum Health Charity Ball, signs were held high across the room as attendees wrote checks and pledged donations. Donations will go toward renovating United Hospital’s Cancer Center. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Spectrum Health Charity Ball honors Greenville’s Fran Schuleit

Spectrum Health Foundation members and community members put on their best gowns and suits to celebrate and give back to the community during the 15th annual Spectrum Health Charity Ball.