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Kent County Household Hazardous Waste Collection on May 30

Kent County Household Hazardous Waste Collection on May 30

Aerosol cans, gasoline, motor oil, cleansers, fluorescent light bulbs, pesticides, fertilizer, fire extinguishers, mercury thermometers & thermostats and pool chemicals are all considered hazardous and should be disposed of safely.

On Saturday, May 30 from 8:30am – noon, residents can bring these hazardous household waste items to the Wyoming Clean Water Plant located at 2350 Ivanrest.

Latex paint, medications, needles or fireworks are not accepted.

Call: (616)336-2570 or visit www.recycleKent.org for more information.

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Gypsy Moth Spraying set for June in Wyoming, MI.

Gypsy Moth Spraying set for June in Wyoming, MI.

The City of Wyoming, MI, in partnership with Hamilton Helicopters Inc., has announced the 2015 targeted Gypsy Moth suppression spray will take place the first week of June. Rain and wind will play a part in determining exactly when this spraying will take place. Under ideal conditions, spraying should be completed in one day.

Identified areas will be treated with an aerial application of the insecticide Bacillus Thuringiensis or BT. This will only affect the caterpillars and does not affect other non-leaf-eating insects.

For additional information, call the City of Wyoming at 616-530-7272 or visit the City website at www.wyomingmi.gov. Follow the City on Twitter @WyomingCityHall and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/City of Wyoming.

Memorial Day Ceremony Returns to the City of Wyoming

Memorial Day Ceremony Returns to the City of Wyoming

The community is invited to the Annual Memorial Ceremony taking place on Monday, May 25 at 7:00pm at the Veteran’s Memorial Garden located at 2300 DeHoop SW.

Experience this special evening to remember with your host, Mayor Jack Poll, along with enjoying the performance of the Lee High School band, as well as the Wyoming Department of Public Safety Honor Guard. The guest speaker will be the 5th District Chaplain, Harriet Sturim with her address entitled “Voice for our Veterans”.

Visit www.wyomingmi.gov & click on news for more information.

Bikers hurt in Wyoming motorcycle crash

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)-- Two bikers are recovering after a motorcycle crash Saturday morning.

It happened around 1:30AM at Chicago Drive and Grandville Avenue. Police say both bikers were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. They believe speed was a factor in the crash.

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Wyoming City Council Approves 2016 Budget Proposal

Wyoming City Council Approves 2016 Budget Proposal

News Release:

The Wyoming City Council has approved the 2016 fiscal year budget, which continues to reflect the City’s commitment to meeting today’s needs while ensuring sustainability for future generations.

The resolution to adopt the budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, passed unanimously on Monday, as did resolutions to approve the 2015-2016 budgets for the Wyoming Downtown Development Authority, the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, the Economic Development Corporation, the Greater Wyoming Community Resource Alliance and the Grand Valley Regional Biosolids Authority. In addition, the City Council approved the annual street and utility capital improvement program, which included provisions for 28West Place as well as portions of Division and Ivanrest Avenues, 56th and 54th Streets and Gezon Parkway. Council also approved updates to the fee schedule and a union contract for police command employees.

Bicyclist killed after being hit by two vehicles

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- One person is dead after a crash in Wyoming.

The crash happened around 9:00pm Sunday night near the intersection of Taft and 28th Street.

Wyoming Police say that a man was bicycling across 28th Street southbound, when he was hit by a Jeep heading west. The bicyclist fell into the eastbound lanes. The driver of the Jeep tried to stop eastbound traffic, but a driver in an eastbound Buick also struck the bicyclist. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has been identified as Fernando Olivas, 27, of Wyoming.

Anyone with further information should call Wyoming Police at 530-7300 or Silent Observer at 774-2345.

Wyoming police chief discusses ban on certain military equipment for police

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- President Obama says the federal government is going to stop sending equipment made for the battlefield to state and local police departments.

The President says the use of this gear by local police gives the public the feeling law enforcement is "an occupying force." He says this image sends the wrong message to the community the police are trying to protect.

According to a database by the USA Today network, in West Michigan some of the weapons that would be outlawed by the new ban include:

  • Holland Police Department's grenade launcher
  • Barry County Sheriff's Department's six grenade launchers
  • Muskegon County Sheriff Department's command post carrier vehicle.

We spoke with Wyoming's Director of Public Safety, who said using armored military vehicles helps keep personnel safe.