With Downtown Campus Among Plans, Muskegon Community College Makes Case For Millage At Town Hall Meeting

Feedback will strongly affect the board’s final decision at placement on the ballot. Community opinion surveys will be mailed out to members of the public as well this spring. Further community forums would be held in the spring, with the college planning to use that feedback to decide whether or not to place the measure on the November ballot.

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More Specifics Emerge on Consumers Energy Smart Meter Rollout

The installation process will take less than five minutes per meter and will require a brief power interruption. Letters will be received by customers approximately one month ahead of time. If a customer is home at the time of installation, the meter changer will knock and notify the resident of the power interruption. If a resident is not home, a door hanger will be left to indicate the swap.

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In Light of Consolidation, Muskegon Public Schools Administration Details Plans For 2012-2013 Teacher Hiring

During Tuesday’s board meeting, Savage made a correction on a May 1 memo regarding the rehiring process for sixth grade teachers. “Sixth grade teachers will not automatically displaced but will receive assignments based on their seniority and level of certification,” said assistant superintendent Betty Savage.

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Muskegon Heights-based Webb Chemical Plans $4 Million Expansion, Looking to Hire

Webb Chemical currently pulls 10% of its staff from within the city limits of Muskegon Heights. Webb CFO and owner Brad Hilleary indicated that many jobs available of late or will be available soon are warehousing jobs. Ability to operate a forklift is necessary, but more importantly chemical handling experience is of high importance. “Chemicals scare people,” said Hilleary. “I need that comfort level of someone who’s had that experiences before.”

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Brewing In Muskegon? A Likely Possibility

Last week, a web site popped up at unrulybrewing.com that states a location of “Muskegon, MI” and an arrival date of 2012, encouraging visitors to sign up for future updates. This week, the City of Muskegon’s Planning Commission for Thursday is set to add definitions for “Brewpub”, “Micro Brewery”, “Brewery”, “Small Winery”, “Winery”, “Small Distillery” and “Distillery” to its zoning ordinance.

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Sappi Smokestack, Bleaching Plant Demolition Approved By City Commission, Planned For Morning Of Sunday, January 29

The demolition is scheduled for Sunday, January 29 between 9 and 10 a.m., a time selected because traffic on nearby roads, including the major Lakeshore Drive thoroughfare will be minimal. A “soft” road closure would take place at 30 minutes before the scheduled demolition. A “hard” road closure will happen 15 minutes before.

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To Improve Deficit Elimination Plan, Muskegon Heights Board of Education Makes Cuts, Privatizes Positions, Transfers Some Services to MAISD

The board made decisions regarding some of the cuts in a closed session that happened in the early part of Monday’s meeting and lasted over one hour.

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