Coast West Music Festival Wrapping Up Checklist of Government Approvals

The upcoming festival has actively billed itself as different from the now-defunct Muskegon Summer Celebration. Acts revealed so far include blues legends Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, indie rock collective The Polyphonic Spree, and funk group Here Come the Mummies.

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County Selects Architect and Construction Manager for New Jail and Juvenile Center

“This is one of the most comfortable times I have ever felt,” said commissioner Charles Nash. “I think we’ve made a great choice in an architect and a great choice in a construction manager.”

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Mahoney, Wilkins New County Board Chair and Vice-Chair; Meeting Time Change Discussed

Among other matters discussed at the board’s organizational meeting was a motion by commissioner Ben Cross to change the board’s public meeting times.

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Muskegon County To Apply For Grant To Buy Rest of Willbrandt Farm Property For Cleanup

The fields run right up next to the east end of Bear Lake, and are considered an environmental risk because the contamination from years of pesticide use and intense crop growth could leak into Bear Lake, and potentially into Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan by extension.

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Petition Opposing New County Jail In Muskegon Heights Delivered To County

On a question from commissioner Jim Derezinski, it was clarified Tuesday that the petition does not specifically oppose a new jail building or retrofitting project. It does however oppose the project within the city limits of Muskegon Heights.

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County To Look Into Changing Trip Stipend Rules This Thursday

“It’s one single policy as much as it can be, but when it isn’t it is outlined much more clearly between staff and elected officials,” said Health Kaplan, Finance and Management Services Director for the county.

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