The Eureka Township Board has proposed a $783,000 budget for the 2014 fiscal year, a budget slightly thinner than the current year but including a small raise for administration and some board members.
A local economic development group has become as stagnant or more so than the local economy it’s trying to help. The Montcalm Alliance hasn’t met in months. The group has suffered a net loss of almost $20,000 in the past year and incurred a debt of $6,750 to cover operational shortfalls. The current membership list hasn’t been updated online since 2010 and the website (montcalmalliance.com) and Facebook page haven’t been updated since 2011.
Students will continue to be able to pursue foreign language studies at Greenville Public Schools thanks to some new textbooks. The school board voted 6-0 at Monday night’s meeting to purchase five student textbooks and one teacher’s textbook for use in Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish classes.
This city is hoping to be awarded a potential $2 million storm and wastewater grant to help identify conditions of water and sanitary sewer systems and outline a longterm plan for repairs and upkeep. On Monday, the Greenville City Council approved the submission of an application to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, which awards the grant.
Tickets for the 14th annual Grand Rapids Symphony Holiday Pops concert go on sale Monday and organizers say the event will once again leave the crowd in awe. “I think it’s something people look forward to each year. It’s a wonderful event,” said Steven Day, chairman of the Education Foundation of Greenville, which puts on the event. “It’s a nice way to kick off the holiday season.”
Hundreds of area residents were able to rub elbows with business owners and their staff members as more than 50 businesses were present during the Greenville Expo 2013, held Wednesday at Greenville High School. “That’s a really good aspect of (the expo), I think,” said Mary Mitchell, who attended the event. “We get to meet people we don’t know.”
This city has reached a tentative agreement in a United Solar Ovonic bankruptcy case. A bankruptcy trustee representing the failed manufacturer and its parent company, Electric Conversion Devices, sought reimbursements on paid taxes and the payments of remaining grant money the city awarded the company in 2006 for opening up shop in Greenville.
A man accused of murdering his girlfriend will undergo a forensic examination before heading to trial. Scott Hammer, 51, is charged with open murder in the death of his girlfriend Danielle Scholten-Linderman, 29, during the early morning hours of Oct. 23.
The Greenvillle City Council has finally closed the book on a year-long lawsuit with Eureka Township after receiving the documents requested in the original Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. “We need to get along better and cooperate more,” said Greenville Mayor John Hoppaugh, adding that both the city and the township have had long histories of working well with other municipalities. “We have really been pioneers in that, collaboration and cooperation. Those words are not new to us. We need to continue to do that.”
Tuesday’s election saw an assortment of newcomers and familiar faces voted into office in Belding, Carson City, Greenville and Stanton.