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Greenville High School selected for new teen safe driving effort

Greenville High School selected for new teen safe driving effort

Greenville High School is one of the first schools in the state to participate in a new, potentially life-saving effort aimed at making teens safer drivers. 

Strive For A Safer Drive (S4SD), presented by AAA Michigan, Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP), provides funding and resources to student groups to develop campaigns that educate their peers about safe driving.  The goal of S4SD is to reduce serious traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities among Michigan's most inexperienced drivers. 

As an S4SD participant, Greenville High School will receive a $2,000 grant for students to create their own peer-to-peer traffic safety-related campaign focusing on seat belt use, speeding, underage drinking/impaired driving and/or distracted driving.

Downtown Greenville Parking for the Winter Season

Downtown Greenville Parking for the Winter Season

Press Release:

With winter and snowfall rapidly approaching, the Greenville Department of Public Safety is reminding residents of the parking enforcement ordinances for the winter season.

Downtown parking lots are marked where parking is permitted on a daily basis or where overnight parking is not permitted at any time.  Vehicle owners are asked to check the entrance to each parking area and review the rules regarding parking in each specific lot to ensure vehicles are not ticketed or towed during snowfall.

Furthermore, parking on Greenville city streets between 2AM – 5AM is prohibited year round.  In the event of accumulating snowfall, vehicles parked on the roadway may be towed during the early morning hours to allow plow trucks to clear city streets.

JUST IN: Belding files emergency application for grant to replace bridge

JUST IN: Belding files emergency application for grant to replace bridge

By Jessica Dudenhofer-Staff Writer
From The Daily News


BELDING - Sometimes bridges don't pay attention to deadlines.

That's why the city of Belding is hoping Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will accept an emergency application for funds to replace the Main Street bridge after city officials realized last month it is rapidly deteriorating.

On May 22, two days after the deadline for fiscal year 2014 bridge grant applications, the bridge developed a three-foot by two-foot hole along the beam on the north side of the structure.

"A bridge engineer just happened to be in town that day with...

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Touch A Truck on April 30th

Touch A Truck on April 30th

If your child is interested in trucks, the Greenville Recreation Department invites you attend "Touch A Truck" from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on April 30th. Ice Cream Trucks, Semi Trucks, Dump Trucks, Fire Trucks and more will be on hand for children to explore. The event is free, in the Meijer Parking Lot (616 S. Greenville West Dr.).

For more information, call 616-754-8887, email grec@greenvillemi.org, or click here.

Greenville Road from M-44 (Belding Road) to south of Snows Lake Road to be resurfaced

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) today announced that the 2011 construction and maintenance program will improve approximately 115 miles of pavement, and repair or replace 19 bridges on state trunklines in west Michigan's Grand Region. The Grand Region serves eight counties: Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana and Ottawa, which account for about 12 percent of all traffic in Michigan.

County, Greenville discuss transit system

County, Greenville discuss transit system

Source: The Greenville Daily News
By: Jessica Dudenhofer, Staff Writer

Communication and discussion were the name of the game during Tuesday evening's joint meeting between the Greenville City Council and the Montcalm County Transportation Authority (MCTA).

The MCTA plans to seek a 0.3-mill property tax increase in November to pay for operating a countywide bus system. The board hopes that the city of Greenville will support the cause.

The proposal, called The Montcalm Ride, would have an annual budget of about $1.25 million. About half of the funding would come from local fares ranging from $1 to $3 and the local property tax. About 35 percent of the money would come from state funding, with 16 percent coming from the federal government.

Greenville currently offers bus services within the city and Eureka Township.

Greenville, Belding to receive federal transportation funding from Small Urban program

Greenville, Belding to receive federal transportation funding from Small Urban program

GREENVILLE, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced that small urban areas in 36 Michigan counties will receive nearly $23 million in fiscal years 2012, 2013 and 2014 for projects that range from rebuilding roads to purchasing buses. The federal funding is awarded at a maximum of $375,000 per project to small urban areas with a population base of 5,000 to 50,000. Agencies receiving federal dollars must provide a 20 percent match in funds.

Communities to receive federal funds in 2012-2014 include: Adrian-Tecumseh, Albion, Allegan, Alma, Alpena, Au Sable, Belding, Berrien Springs-Eau Claire, Cadillac, Caro, Charlotte-Potterville, Coldwater, Durand-Vernon, Eaton Rapids, Escanaba-Gladstone, Fremont, Greenville, Hastings, Hillsdale, Houghton, Ionia, Iron Mountain-Kingsford, Ishpeming, Lapeer, Laurium, Lowell, Ludington, Marquette, Marshall, Menominee, Mt.