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My Town: Kent ISD throws support behind sales tax hike proposal

My Town: Kent ISD throws support behind sales tax hike proposal

KENT COUNTY, Mich.--- The Kent Intermediate School District is throwing its support behind a sales tax hike to fix Michigan’s roads and provide additional funding for schools and local governments.

Thursday, March 19, the Kent ISD Board approved a resolution in support of Proposal 1, which will be on the May 5 ballot.  In the resolution, the Board said Michigan ranks last in the nation in transportation spending per person.  The Board also noted money being siphoned from the School Aid Fund to higher education, since the previous sales tax proposal generating funding for schools did not include colleges and universities.

My Town: Commissioners to vote on potential road tax Jan. 19

My Town: Commissioners to vote on potential road tax Jan. 19

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— City commissioners are expected to vote on a proposed tax for road and sidewalk repairs Monday, Jan. 19.

The city commission will hear from residents one more time before deciding whether to move forward with the proposed 2.0 millage.

In October, Mayor Seibold convened a group of citizens to research and recommend a long-term solution for improving the road and sidewalks in East Grand Rapids.  After several meetings, the Streets & Sidewalks Task Force recommended the city propose a 10-year millage dedicated to upgrades.  The tax would cost approximately $300 per year for the owner of a $300,000 home. More information on the proposal can be found at www.eastgr.org/streets.

My Town: Community to weigh in on potential EGR road tax Jan. 5

My Town: Community to weigh in on potential EGR road tax Jan. 5

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—  The first of two city commission meetings centering on a proposed tax for road and sidewalk repairs is Jan. 5.

In October, Mayor Seibold convened a group of citizens to research and recommend a long-term solution for improving the road and sidewalks in East Grand Rapids.  After several meetings, the Streets & Sidewalks Task Force recommended the city propose a 2.0 mill, 10-year millage dedicated to upgrades.  The tax would cost approximately $300 per year for the owner of a $300,000 home. More information on the proposal can be found at www.eastgr.org/streets.
 

My Town EGR: City to consider tax for road and sidewalks

My Town EGR: City to consider tax for road and sidewalks

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— City commissioners are considering a proposed tax that would pay for improvements to the city’s roads and sidewalks.

In October, Mayor Seibold convened a group of citizens to research and recommend a long-term solution to improving the road and sidewalks in East Grand Rapids.  After several meetings, the Streets & Sidewalks Task Force recommended the city propose a 2.0 mill, 10-year millage dedicated to upgrades.  The tax would cost approximately $300 per year for the owner of a $300,000 home. More information on the proposal can be found at www.eastgr.org/streets.
 

My Town EGR: Driving detours expected Sept. 6 as triathlon returns

My Town EGR: Driving detours expected Sept. 6 as triathlon returns

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Drivers may want to avoid the East Grand Rapids area Saturday, as the Rhodes-McKee Lake Triathlon returns to the area.

Road closures will take effect 4 a.m. Saturday for event set-up.  The first wave of athletes will hit the water at 7:10 a.m., with the bicycling and running events taking place soon after.  

Volunteers will be posted at intersections to guide drivers through the detours. The roads should reopen around 10 a.m. 

Bike route map:  http://mi-eastgrandrapids.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/158

Run route map:  http://www.eastgr.org/DocumentCenter/View/279

My Town EGR: Delta Subaru Gaslight Criterium leads to driving detours Aug. 17

My Town EGR: Delta Subaru Gaslight Criterium leads to driving detours Aug. 17

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Drivers can expect some detours in and around Gaslight Village this weekend, as the Delta Subaru Gaslight Criterium returns Sunday, Aug. 17.

Several streets will be closed from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. during the circuit bicycle race.  For a map of the closures, click here.   Spectators are welcome to shop and dine in Gaslight Village during that time, as most businesses will be open as usual, however access to parking will be limited. 

The criterium is 0.8 miles that is relatively level with four left turns and one sweeping curve.  Each finisher will be placed based on time and division, which includes juniors, women and men. There is also a kid’s race at 11:30 a.m.  

For more information, visit www.gaslightcrit.com.

My Town EGR: Gaslight Village parking restrictions clear first hurdle

My Town EGR: Gaslight Village parking restrictions clear first hurdle

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— All-day parking in Gaslight Village may be on its way out.

During their Monday night meeting, traffic commission members voted to recommend changing the Croswell public lot from unrestricted parking hours to a two-hour parking lot.  The parking restrictions would be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 

The proposed changes came as a suggestion by the Gaslight Village Business Association as a way to potentially boost business by ensuring ample parking for customers. However, the changes may mean a longer walk for some people who work in Gaslight Village, as they will need to find alternative parking on side streets.

The city commission will take up the proposal as soon as Aug. 18.  Interim Public Works Director Chuck Lark says if the proposal is approved by the commission, the restrictions would be in effect for a year; city officials would then decide if the changes should become permanent.