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

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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’s Water System To See 10% Base Rate Increase Starting July 1, 2012

City water rates were last increased on January 1, 2005. The city’s water fund lost a net $330,504 in the 2011 fiscal year alone, capping three years of losses with a possible fourth in 2012.

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Muskegon Heights Mayoral Candidate Forum: A Breakdown

The four candidates discussed topics of public safety, consolidation, image perception issues and communication between the city and other parts of the community, including Muskegon Heights Public Schools.

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Muskegon County Commissioner Jager Voices Support for Heights on Water Consolidation

Jager said good prior performance, the need for competing water systems to keep prices down, and even questionable financial strength of any one city or the county as reasons for keeping the Heights plant under Heights control.

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