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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Muskegon Heights City Council Still Undecided On County Jail Idea

County Commissioner Rillastine Wilkins attended the council’s service meeting ahead of its full council meeting on Monday. She addressed some of the questions various council members asked amongst themselves over the past several weeks.

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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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Muskegon Heights Council Reworks Water Proposal With Lower Rates, Longer-Term Stability

“Financially, this is something we can work with if we get off that four year clock [set by the Fruitport termination notice],” said city manager Natasha Henderson. “This is something we can plan with for now.”

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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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Heights City Council, City Manager Discuss Shaking “Old Foundry Town” Reputation

Before Monday’s full council meeting, City Manager Natasha revisited the four focus areas the council defined in a planning workshop at the start of their 2011 fiscal year in January: fiscal responsibility, infrastructure, blight elimination and marketing. Tying into the marketing goal, Henderson spoke about economic development of the city and recommended the council assess their visions of the future of the city from an economic development perspective.

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Mona Lake Park Revitalization Plans Enter Stage II: Athletic Fields Work May Start This Year

Councilman and Muskegon Heights Athletic Director Keith Guy pointed out that the fields could be used as home turf for MHSAA varsity or other county league sports, bringing people into Muskegon Heights

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