- change ups
City hall, county government and the state legislature
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has denied Enbridge Inc.'s request for a 10-month extension of its deadline for dredging sections of the Kalamazoo River, polluted by an 800,000-gallon-plus oil pipeline leak in 2010. Read More
Lease and operating contract is scheduled to make the rounds this week.
After operating and maintaining the John Ball Zoo and Park on the northwest side of Grand Rapids for the past 26 years, Kent County recently came close to transferring those duties to the new John Ball Zoo Corp. Read More
Business group that includes Herman Miller fights to buy electricity on open market.
Energy Choice Now, a group formed in 2010 to fight for restoration of the right to buy electricity on the grid from other than state-specified utilities, is attacking a series of reports jointly issued in November by the director of the Michigan Energy Office and chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission. Read More
Commissioners OK land purchase for county park and allocate senior millage receipts.
When the New Year arrives, 291 clerical, professional and management employees at Kent County will get a 2 percent pay hike. On the same day, they will begin contributing more to their pensions. Read More