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Wyomonig Schools to hold hearing to discuss proposed Bullying Policy

Wyoming Public Schools will be holding a school board hearing on April 30th at 5:00pm to discuss their proposed updated bullying policy. The meeting will be held at the Gladiola Elementary all-purpose room.

Questions and comments related to the policy should be directed to Matt Lewis or Dr. Thomas Reeder at the district's administration offices by calling (616)530-7550 or by  email to lewism2@wyomingps.org or reedert@wyomingps.org.

You can review the proposed policy by clicking here.

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Fire Staffing

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Fire Staffing

From: http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us

Over the past week, you may have heard we had a fire at one of our apartment complexes in the City.  This event prompted the media to create a story by engaging in a “what-if” debate based upon the response to this fire event.  Just for the record, let us be clear on the response.

Business Forum to Feature Chairman from Chicago Federal Reserve Bank

News Release:

After the success of the 2011 Business Forum, the Cities of Wyoming and Kentwood will partner with the Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of Commerce in presenting the second annual Business Forum on Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Kentwood Library from 8:00 am – 10:30 am. 

William Strauss  -  is the Senior Economist for the FED in Chicago  and will be addressing manufacturing's performance in Michigan and his take on its future, trends and challenges. One main theme is that manufacturing is not dead.

 Ed DiEnno – is the plant manager at the Wyoming General Motors Components Holdings facility and will be speaking on how to create a competitive company  versus low cost overseas manufacturers.

Former GM Stamping Plant getting new image

WYOMING, Michigan (WZZM) - 92 acres of dirt is getting  a new image.  The former General Motors plant on 36th Street in Wyoming has been demolished, leaving an open field. The plant, which opened in 1936, was torn down in 2011, after GM closed the factory.

The former GM Stamping Plant signage isn't what you'd call appealing, since the facility has been demolished. Now the City of Wyoming, economic development agency The Right Place, and developer Lormax Stern are unveiling a new marketing campaign to give the lifeless site some zest until a new business or businesses move in. 

This morning we learned the vacant land is now being called 'Site 36.' Right Place CEO Birgit Klohs said, "In marketing this site we are marketing a vision.  A vision for what this site could be for a company. And a vision for what this site could be for the City of Wyoming."

City Commission to consider Wyoming zoning issue

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - A proposed development for Wyoming is in peril.

Developers want the land near 44th Street and Burlingame Avenue rezoned so they can build more apartments. But in a 6-2 vote tonight, the city's Planning Commission recommended the proposal be denied.

Neighbors filled city hall to speak out against the proposal saying the new development could hurt home values, cause parking problems and crowding.

The proposal now moves to the City Commission for consideration.

Wyoming: No money for more firefighters

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - Mayor Jack Poll says the city is providing the number of firefighters the citizens are willing to support.

"We are willing to provide any level of service to the citizens of Wyoming they are willing to pay for," says Mayor Poll.

The size of the department is an issue because only 5 firefighters were on duty to answer an alarm at the Boulder Ridge Apartments on 50th St. early Saturday morning.

Previous Coverage: Smoldering cigarette starts apartment fire in Wyoming

It took several more minutes for on-call and neighboring departments to reach the scene.

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Spring time in Wyoming

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Spring time in Wyoming

From: http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us

What a great time of the year to be in Wyoming.  Driving around town, I see trees with new leaves, people enjoying our parks, citizens walking on sidewalks, and kids playing in their neighborhoods.  In my area, one of the surest signs of spring is the long lines at the Dairy Dip at Burlingame and 36th.  This is the time of the year when I find Wyoming to be the most vibrant and welcoming; you can see the good in people all around.