Heights Schools Emergency Financial Manager Claims Water Plant Is Key To School System Debt Payoff

Currently, the multi-million dollar debt the school district holds is being slowly serviced by a millage off of non-homestead property values, including businesses and apartments.

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Muskegon Commission’s 2013 Priorities Emphasize Law Enforcement, New City Manager, Working With Other Governments

Read on to see all goals and analysis.

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Heights City Council: Local Bid Accepted, Possible Street Renaming, Water Plant Study, Teamsters Contract Passed

Muskegon Heights plans to stick with a company within its borders for lawn services in 2013.

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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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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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