It’s time for Lansing’s policymakers to take action on unfunded pension and healthcare liabilities—a new red-ink menace that threatens to swamp Michigan’s municipal budgets, overtaking critical taxpayer-funded services such as public safety.
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At the request of City Manager Bruce Brown, the Belding City Council took a consensus vote on a proposed resolution to alter some ordinances. During Tuesday evening’s regular meeting, the council was presented with two resolutions to alter two ordinances. The alterations would give the Planning Commission the ability to waive the sidewalk requirement for city residents and for subdivision developments.
A new five-year master agreement with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is now in the books, part of an effort to secure grant funding for the future. During Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, council members voted unanimously to approve the new plan with MDOT, which, according to City Manager George Bosanic, serves as a larger umbrella under which yearly grant request are submitted.
The heat index was 102 degrees when Belding and Lakeview met Sparta and Grand Rapids West Catholic in a cross country meet Wednesday.
That was the reason the meet was shortened from 5,000 meters (3.1 miles) to 3,200 meters (two miles).
Jeremy Stowitts and Noah Gager know that every match they play is going to be a unique challenge, because they’ll be behind as soon as they step on the court.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys tennis team is four players short of a full roster, which means they automatically lose two points overall to a team with a full roster of 12 players.
Just a few days after the second phase of a six phase Vietnam War Memorial was dedicated, the monument’s mastermind was given the Belding Good Neighbor award. Mayor Pro Tem Tom Jones presented Denny Craycraft with the award during Tuesday evening’s Belding City Council meeting.
The new school year is underway for the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District and the board of education is approving lots of new hires.
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Discussions about the Belding Redskins mascot have officially started within the community.