After Third Quarter of 2011, Muskegon Heights Appears To Be Under Budget

Budget-to-actual expense documents obtained this week from the city indicate that three quarters of the way through the city’s fiscal year, the city’s expenses are only at approximately 66.3% of the year’s budget, below the expected 75% benchmark.

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Heights Council Gives Muskegon Conservation District Access To Mona Lake Wetlands

The wetland area in question begins behind the former Chi Chi’s/Red Dragon BBQ site and nearby mobile home park and stretches westward to near Peninsula Drive, where the City of Norton Shores begins.

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Funding Confirmed & Approved for Stage II of Mona Lake Park Renovations

Council members unanimously approved the use of $500,000 from a grant awarded by the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund for the park. To get that money for the park, the city needs to put up a $200,000 match. The city has chosen to use $200,000 they got from a grant from another state government organization, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.

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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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Mona Lake Watershed Council Aims To Clean Up Former Celery Fields Near Black Creek

Two areas of flooded land that sit on either side of Black Creek near Muskegon Heights tested positive for unsafe levels of phosphorus, a problem that began when the land was previously used to grow celery. The Council presented their plans to apply for $1 million in grant money to clean it up at Monday’s Muskegon Heights City Council

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