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City of Belding Special Meeting Notice

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

A special meeting of the Belding City Council will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Pere Marquette Depot, 100 Depot St., Belding, Michigan.

The purposes of the meeting are:

Belding approves first reading of historic amendment

Belding approves first reading of historic amendment

By Jessica Dudenhofer-Staff Writer

BELDING - The city is one step closer to establishing a proposed historic district.

With Mayor Roger Wills casting the lone opposing vote, Belding City Council approved the first reading of the proposed "Downtown Belding Historic District" ordinance during Tuesday evening's packed council meeting.

The council met at the Belding Area Schools Administration Building to accommodate the expected large crowd. There were about 75 people - and few available chairs - at the gathering.

The historic district has been controversial because it would encompass Electrolux's historic silk mill and clock tower, known as the Gibson Building. The Swedish appliance manufacturer is suing the city to block the historic district and for the right to tear down the iconic buildings, which it says pose a hazard and a liability.

Notice of Availability of City Council Petitions

From: http://www.belding.us

Petitions for the office of Council Person At-Large of the City of Belding will be available in the office of the City Clerk beginning July 7, 2011. Two (2) positions are to be filled at the November 8, 2011 election for a term of four (4) years. Candidates must be 21 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a resident of the State of Michigan and a resident of the City of Belding for a period of one year prior to, and a registered elector on the last day for filing nominating petitions. Filing deadline is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the office of the City Clerk. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kareen J. Thomas, City Clerk

Voter Registration Drive at Montcalm Community College

From June 27 through July 1, 2011, MCC is holding a voter registration drive.  Former MCC student, Joshua Stump, has organized this event to promote voter activity for the August 2nd ballot.  This event is being held at MCC's Cyber Cafe from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.  The cafe is located in the Activities Building at MCC's Sidney campus. 

For further inquiries, contact Joshua Stump at joshuas@montcalm.edu.




$14.6 million bond means many districtwide improvements, including new football stadium

$14.6 million bond means many districtwide improvements, including new football stadium

By Brad Klosner - Staff Writer
From The Daily News

GREENVILLE - It came down to the wire last night, which left Greenville Public Schools officials feeling nervous while awaiting the results of Tuesday's elections.

However, the $14.6 million bond proposed by the Greenville Board of Education won 52.78 percent of the vote, with 1,507 voters saying yes. Yet, 1,348 people, representing 47.22 percent of the vote, said no.

Superintendent Pete Haines "was pleased, but not at all surprised" with the results of the election.

"I would like to personally thank the hundreds of community members who participated in setting this vision for our children, especially given pressures from the state budget which threaten these basic funds," Haines said.

Belding, Greenville voters to decide school board races

Belding, Greenville voters to decide school board races

By Jessica Dudenhofer and Brad Klosner, Daily News staff writers
From The Daily News

The Belding and Greenville school districts are the only two in the area with contested Board of Education elections in Tuesday's school elections.

Two new candidates passionate about Belding Area Schools are vying for the seat to be left vacant by Deborah Wagner at the end of her term this spring - Scott McNeal and Matt Stahlin.

There are two seats open on the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education on Tuesday and three people - Rocky Hansen, Ron Billmeier and Doreen Reynolds - are trying to get them.

Billmeier and Hansen are seeking re-election to new four-year...


April Schoolhouse News addresses May 3rd questions

April Schoolhouse News addresses May 3rd questions

Greenville Public Schools has published the April issue of their Schoolhouse News. The issue includes lots of information to help answer questions about the upcoming voting on May 3rd.

Several items will appear on the ballot on May 3rd including a request to renew the current 18 mill operating millage and a request to approve a new bond proposal.

Click Here to read April's Schoolhouse News online.