Muskegon Heights Water Rates To Rise On January 1, 2014

This is not the same as the large increases in sewer rates that Muskegon Heights and other municipalities across the county have been enacting yearly for several years now.

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Muskegon Heights Council: It’s ‘Burton Drive’, not ‘Burton Bros. Drive’

In a split vote, city council members in Muskegon Heights rejected a request to rename a street that was only ceremonially renamed last month.

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After Letting Water Bills Slide, Muskegon Heights Asks School District to Pay Up

The city has let the district’s bills go unpaid longer than is typical. The district technically could have had its water turned off last year if the city had followed their usual shutoff schedule.

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With Contract End Looming, Heights Mayor Creates Ad Hoc Water Plant Committee

In a prepared statement read during Monday’s meeting, Mayor Paige stated that the need for the committee was driven by the lack of new negotiations with Norton Shores and Fruitport.

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Heights City Council Holds Off On County Jail Relocation Support Vote

Regardless of the estimations of cost, the resolution simply functions to put the review committee on notice that the City of Muskegon Heights is in support of the project.

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Heights Council: Keep Water Negotiations Going With Norton Shores, Not Fruitport

Councilwoman McGlothin argued that starting with Fruitport’s notice in April 2011 that it was exiting its water contract with Muskegon Heights, the township’s authority to negotiate a new deal alongside Norton Shores ceased to exist.

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Getty Street Reconstruction From Sherman to Broadway Coming In 2013

Mayor Darrell Paige announced at Monday’s city council meeting that the city received a grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) that day for $371,200 to rebuild that section of one of the busiest – and bumpiest – streets in the county.

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Will Boarding Up The Historic Strand Theater Reduce Interest From Possible Developers or Preserve The Property For Them?

“The Strand is older than the Frauenthal,” said councilwoman Patrice Johnson of the former Michigan Theater on Western Avenue in Muskegon, which is about 7 years younger than the Strand and received a renovation over a decade ago. “I think that’s a really big deal.”

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City of Muskegon Heights Passes 2012 Budget, Seeing No Layoffs or Service Cuts

From budget documents, the city anticipates $6,109,828 in revenues and $5,975,597 in expenditures in 2012. This leaves a $134,231 operating fund balance. Under the umbrella of Public Safety, the city’s police and fire departments have a budget of 2,813,084, which includes grants received by both departments and is roughly 47% of the city’s total expenditures.

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As New Members Sworn In, Heights Council Approves Police Internship Program, Names Sims Next Mayor Pro Tem

The changing of the guard on the Muskegon Heights City Council includes several changes in the coming weeks. Among them, the position of mayor pro tem will change. As the top recipient of votes in this year’s election, mayor pro tem will pass to councilwoman Sims from its current holder, councilman Watson, effective immediately for the next year. In one year, Patrice Johnson will take the reins, having received the second highest vote tally.

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