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Amash Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) announced that his district staff will hold mobile office hours on Monday, December 17, 2012, from 8 AM to 9:30 AM in Plainfield Township and from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in Belding. Members of Amash’s staff will be on hand to provide assistance to those with federal issues or casework. No appointments are necessary and questions may be directed to Amash’s district office at (616) 451-8383.
 
“I understand that not every constituent has regular Internet access and some may have difficulty making it to our district office in Grand Rapids. I want to bring our office to them,” said Amash.
 
Who: Rep. Amash’s Staff
 
What: Mobile Office Hours
 
When: Monday, December 17, 2012

Plainfield Township Offices
6161 Belmont Avenue NE
Belmont, MI 49306
8 AM – 9:30 AM

Belding City Hall
120 South Pleasant Street
Belding, MI 48809
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Belding City Council Vacancy

Belding City Council Vacancy

From: http://www.ci.belding.mi.us/

The City of Belding, in keeping with Section 4.9 of the City Charter, has established the following process for filling a vacant seat on the Belding City Council (seat vacated December 4, 2012):

Eligible residents may submit letters of qualifications to the City Clerk by 4 p.m. on December 14, 2012. Council reviews letters. Interviews to be conducted on the evening of Monday, December 17, 2012. Council to make appointment of new council member on January 2, 2013.

The appointed council member will serve the balance of the vacated term, through November, 2015.

Interested persons may contact City Hall for more information at 616-794-1900, Ext. 210. Please mail letters of qualifications to City Clerk, 120 S. Pleasant, Belding, MI 48809.

Montcalm County law enforcement millage fails

Montcalm County law enforcement millage fails

By Elisabeth Waldon

STANTON — Despite continued crime throughout Montcalm County, voters decided to turn down a proposal in support of local law enforcement millage.

A 0.6 millage proposal to generate $971,830 per year for two years for the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office was shot down Tuesday by 11,647 “yes” votes (48 percent) compared to 12,735 “no” votes (52 percent).

If approved, the millage would have helped restore and maintain sheriff’s department coverage throughout Montcalm Çounty, including 24/7 road patrol coverage, which stopped Oct. 1 after countywide budget cuts. Three laid-off deputies, including a court deputy, could have also been rehired, along with the positions of recently retired deputy and a sergeant.

The Greenville Department of Public Safety is now the only 24/7 road patrol...

Levin to visit Greenville Thursday to support Huckleberry’s State House run

Mike Huckleberry, the Democratic candidate for the 70th district of the Michigan House of Representatives, will host U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 at Huckleberry’s Restaurant,112 S. Lafayette St., in Greenville. Sen. Levin will be in Greenville to support Huckleberry’s run for the state House and his efforts to restore education funding, undo middle-class tax increases and the senior tax and support small-business owners

City of Greenville Hiring Precinct Election Inspectors

City of Greenville Hiring Precinct Election Inspectors

From: http://www.greenvillemi.org

The City of Greenville is looking for individuals who may be interested in becoming precinct election inspectors for upcoming elections.

A precinct election inspector shall be a qualified and registered elector of the county in which he or she serves; have a good reputation; shall have sufficient education and clerical ability to perform the duties of the office. A person shall not be appointed to a board of election inspector unless the person has filed an application with a city, township, or village clerk in that county where the individual wishes to serve as election inspector.

City of Greenville Hiring Precinct Election Inspectors

From: http://www.greenvillemi.org

The City of Greenville is looking for individuals who may be interested in becoming precinct election inspectors for upcoming elections.

A precinct election inspector shall be a qualified and registered elector of the county in which he or she serves; have a good reputation; shall have sufficient education and clerical ability to perform the duties of the office. A person shall not be appointed to a board of election inspector unless the person has filed an application with a city, township, or village clerk in that county where the individual wishes to serve as election inspector.

Greenville rules fireworks acceptable only on day of, before and after a holiday

Greenville rules fireworks acceptable only on day of, before and after a holiday

By Kelli Ameling

GREENVILLE — The use of fireworks will be banned within the city of Greenville except for the day of, before and after a holiday.

During Tuesday night’s meeting, the Greenville City Council voted to approve an ordinance regulating the use of consumer fireworks in the city of Greenville.

City Manager George Bosanic said after Michigan passed a law allowing people to discharge consumer fireworks it became a problem not only throughout the state but locally as well.

“Some have asked why we need to pass an ordinance,” Bosanic said.

He explained residents were setting off fireworks well before and after holidays this year and well into the night. Ordinances that are currently in place such as a noise and littering ordinances were described as weak by Bosanic.