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Techniques, initiatives, education and planning
Improvements would have positive impact on insurance requirements.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, has released its draft report, Levee Analysis and Mapping Plan for the Grand River in the City of Grand Rapids, which provides the city with information on necessary improvements to meet the organization’s floodwall requirements. Read More
Haulers bringing in household recyclables will have to pay to dump them.
Over the last 25 years, the Kent County Department of Public Works has taken in and processed more than 300,000 tons of recyclable material — plastic jugs and containers, tin cans and aluminum cat food cans, newspapers and other paper, glass bottles and jars — at no cost to the commercial trash haulers who bring it in along with their customers’ non-recyclable trash. Read More
Agriculture industry is suffering from unexpected loss of hives.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The plight of the honeybees has been gaining a lot of attention as scientists try to figure out what is behind the current trend of colony collapse disorder, which is when adult worker bees disappear from their hives leaving a queen, immature bees and honey behind. Read More
A few county commissioners have indicated they will vote against the proposal.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A public hearing is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Thursday on a proposed surcharge on all trash pickup in Kent County, plus creation of licensing fees to be paid by the trash hauling companies. Read More