See Who Was Selected This Week for the Friends of the Muskegon County Parks Board

The committee provides input on the County’s Recreation Plan and recommends ways to spend money from a fund recently established at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, designed to help the County’s parks.

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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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City of Muskegon Heights Interested In Buying Roosevelt, Lindbergh Schools

The resolution passed Monday would not finalize any purchase agreements. It would simply give the city manager support to pursue a purchase from the district, via emergency financial manager.

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Muskegon Heights Community Forum Talks About Jail, Emergency Manager, Millage Renewal, Features Benton Harbor Councilman

Discussion of the referendum and PA-4 swayed hard to one side – against the proposal. This was primarily due to a presentation by Benton Harbor city councilman Marcus Mohammed, a strong opponent of the law.

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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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5K Run and First Annual Golf Outing Planned For Muskegon Heights Festival in the Park

The timing of the festival makes it the last 5K before the annual Seaway Run, which the festival’s organizers hope will spur interest. Mayor pro tem Kimberly Sims and city staff indicated that the festival would be contacting organizers of other run and walk vents in the area to invite those events’ usual participants to run in the Heights 5K.

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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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Muskegon Heights City Council Candidate Forum: A Breakdown

Running for three Council seats, four candidates spoke about economic development, neighborhood involvement, transit in the city and the community’s connection to city hall. Their answers, as well as paraphrased versions of the questions (or groups of similar questions) can be found below.

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