Items Tagged with 'Ottawa County'


Ottawa tops state’s health rankings

It’s the second consecutive year at the head of the list for lakeshore region.

March 27, 2015
For the second consecutive year, Ottawa County was ranked the healthiest community in the state of Michigan according to the sixth annual county-by-county assessment program. Read More

New water bonds save $2.9 million

Ottawa County will realize the savings over the next 17 years.

March 20, 2015
Ottawa County has “refunded” its 2007 bond issue for its water supply system, with an estimated cost savings of almost $3 million over the next 17 years, according to an announcement by county officials. Read More

Less state money for mandates makes counties pay

LANSING — Michigan is requiring Kent County to increase public health counseling with no additional state funding. Read More

Change ups: Sexuality educator receives distinguished service award

December 5, 2014
Ottawa County Department of Public Health sexuality educator Heather Alberda received the Roy R. Manty Distinguished Service Award for helping to empower youth to make healthy sexual choices. Read More

Legal fees vary tremendously across state, survey finds

But it’s not just geography; practice specialties play a role, too.

October 10, 2014
LANSING — So you need a lawyer. Read More

Holland eyes waterfront pedestrian promenade

Redevelopment project has approval for environmental site assessment.

May 23, 2014
A lakeshore improvement project designed to connect shoppers with the waterfront has received funding to conduct an environmental property report. Read More

Ottawa eyes ag-tech business incubator

The steering committee is not recommending a facility at this time.

October 4, 2013
Ottawa County commissioners this week will get a report from their steering committee that has been studying the possibility of a county-sponsored agricultural technology incubator to bolster the local economy by leveraging the county’s strength in agriculture and manufacturing technology. Read More

Ottawa County ranks 2nd in state for health

March 21, 2013
Ottawa County public health officials are happy with the just-released 2013 County Health Rankings, which puts Ottawa 2nd among the 82 Michigan counties in overall health of its residents. Read More

Is the government really interested in online dialogue?

December 27, 2012
The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article recently about the District of Columbia using social media analytics to grade each governmental department based on citizen comments. You can see for yourself at Grade.DC.Gov. Read More

Ottawa County deep aquifer may be threatened

MSU research points to potential future problem of too many wells there.

November 5, 2012
The Ottawa County Planning Commission has learned from Michigan State University researchers that the deep aquifer under the center of the county may not be able to recharge sufficiently, under current levels of pumping. “We are at a critical crossroads right now with the main aquifer in the county,” said Mark Knudsen, director of the Ottawa County Planning and Performance Improvement Department. Read More