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Christmas Tree Collection Underway

CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION SERVICE. City crews will collect trees during the weeks of January 3rd and January 10th. Just place your former Christmas tree out near the curb...upright in a snowbank makes them easy to find!

Please make sure that all decorations, especially metal ones, have been removed. The trees will be ground up and used for mulch or compost.

Fall Leaf Pickup Trying to Catch up

  • FALL LEAF PICK-UP NOW UNDERWAY. Strong winds last week brought down many of the leaves, and beautiful weather over the weekend provided many homeowners with the incentive they needed to get out and rake them up. As a result, most streets in East Grand Rapids have piles of leaves along the edge waiting for pick-up.

    At this time, City crews are a day behind the normal pickup schedule due to the volume of leaves that are out for collection. If you think your leaves have been missed because they weren't picked up on your regular day, that should not be the case....the crews are just behind.

    When the crews get behind in the collection of leaves, they will always start the next day where they left off the day before and continue from one day's route to the next.

Fall Leaf Pickup Trying to Catch up

  • FALL LEAF PICK-UP NOW UNDERWAY. Strong winds last week brought down many of the leaves, and beautiful weather over the weekend provided many homeowners with the incentive they needed to get out and rake them up. As a result, most streets in East Grand Rapids have piles of leaves along the edge waiting for pick-up.

    At this time, City crews are a day behind the normal pickup schedule due to the volume of leaves that are out for collection. If you think your leaves have been missed because they weren't picked up on your regular day, that should not be the case....the crews are just behind.

    When the crews get behind in the collection of leaves, they will always start the next day where they left off the day before and continue from one day's route to the next.

Almost Time to Rake Those Leaves Into The Street

FALL YARD DEBRIS/LEAF PICK-UP service begins the week of October 11th. The pick-up days, routes and regulations are the same as last year.  Loose leaves can be raked into the edge of the street from October 11th until December 10th.  Before and after these dates, materials must be in paper bags or reusable containers.

For more information, visit the City Services Department's online information, or contact 940-4870.

Waterfront Park Update

Waterfront Park Project Source: General Interest

CONSTRUCTION - WATERFRONT PARK PHASE I.

As spring arrives we will embark upon a park project designed to give the public access to the Reeds Lake waterfront. This project is possible because the City was fortunate to receive two grants to assist with the funding. The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund is providing $490,000 and the Access To Recreation Grant from the Kellogg Foundation is contributing $88,300. Also, Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital has donated $10,000 towards the project. Because of the various grants and contributions the City’s funding match will be $178,000.

Alternative Energy at East Community Center

Community Center Solar/Photovoltaic System

The East Grand Rapids Community Center, a LEED Certified facility, is partially powered by solar electricity.  The photovoltaic system was installed in early 2008 and now generates electricity produced by the sun to power various electricial systems within the Community Center.

The photovoltaic system was made possible by a gift from The Wege Foundation, headed by local resident Peter Wege.  Mr.

Wind Energy Ordinance Hearing Upcoming

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY OF EAST GRAND RAPIDS PLANNING COMMISSION

The East Grand Rapids Planning Commission is evaluating a proposed new Wind Energy Conversion Systems ordinance for the City of East Grand Rapids. The proposed ordinance can be reviewed by clicking here, or a copy can be obtained by calling the City Services Department at 940-4817.