Items Tagged with 'Ottawa County'


Ottawa leverages brownfield grants to redevelop properties

Developers are revitalizing 29 properties with support from federal funding.

October 30, 2015
In anticipation of the upcoming application deadline for the FY2016 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfield Assessment grants, the Ottawa County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority announced it has distributed $360,000 of $400,000 in federal funding to support the redevelopment of 29 sites in the county. Read More

Manufacturer invests in talent pipeline

Primera Plastics reaches out to at-risk youth for training and mentorship.

August 21, 2015
A West Michigan manufacturing company is creating its own talent pipeline by reaching out to at-risk high school students in Ottawa County and offering them a job and a ride to work. Read More

Lakeshore bike lane rolls forward

July 24, 2015
A lakeshore county is rolling forward with a bike-lane project for serious cyclists after funding rolled in and final construction costs came in lower than anticipated. Read More

Diversity is a challenge in Ottawa

April 17, 2015
The State of Ottawa County 2015 address made by the county administrator makes it clear: It has a lot going for it but more effort is needed to encourage and promote diversity. Read More

Ottawa’s water aquifers provide emphasis for concern, state policies

April 17, 2015
Recognition of Earth Day around the country will include thousands of activities and community demonstrations specifying various aspects of sustainability and pride of association. Read More

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