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U.S.-131 lane closure Thursday in Wyoming

U.S.-131 lane closure Thursday in Wyoming

News Release:

A right lane closure for overhead sign placement will be in place Thursday, November 17th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on southbound US-131 at 36th Street.

The work is weather dependent (no rain, cold temps, etc.)

Wyoming Jaycees celebrates 50 years

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)—The Wyoming Jaycees are celebrating 50 years of service to the community.

The Wyoming Jaycees were established in 1961.  They’ve been involved in parades, the Easter egg scramble, Christmas shopping tours and distributing Thanksgiving baskets.

All past Jaycee and Jaycette members are invited to celebrate the anniversary with dinner at Brann’s Catering, located on the corner of 50th Street and Division Ave.  There will also be guest speakers, gifts and a raffle.  Admission is $25 per person if you register before September 16, and $35 per person after that date.

For an invitation, please contact Edonna Russell @ 616-466-4373 or email WyoMIjcs@yahoo.com .

City of Wyoming Will Be Flushing Water Mains for Several Weeks

City of Wyoming Will Be Flushing Water Mains for Several Weeks

Wyoming, Mich., August 16, 2011 – The City of Wyoming Public Works Department will be performing the water maintenance process of water main-flushing beginning on Sunday, August 21 and continuing for several weeks.

Crews will systematically operate, inspect and repair all 3,500 fire hydrants on the city’s water distribution system.  The work will take place each night, weather permitting, from 9 p.m. through 6:30 a.m. until all hydrants have been checked. They will be flushing the hydrants at their full capacity for a short time in order to flush any sediment from the water main. This maintenance work ensures good water quality throughout the system. 

Residents may notice cloudy or rusty water when they first turn on the tap in these affected neighborhoods.  Letting the water run for a minute or two usually clears the line. 

Lamar Park concert cancelled

WYOMING - Tonight's concert at Lamar Park has been cancelled, due to the threat of rain.

Concerts will resume next week.

Open House to Showcase Older Adult Programs

Open House to Showcase Older Adult Programs

News Release: KENT COUNTY: It’s the season of Senior Open Houses and while most celebrate the accomplishments of graduating high school, this Open House celebrates a different type of senior.

On July 22, 2011 the Kent County Senior Millage is hosting a Senior Millage Open House from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Wyoming Senior Center (WSC), 2380 DeHoop Ave.

The event will feature twenty minute presentations from local experts on hot topics like identity theft, healthy aging, transportation and technology. Thirty-one organizations that provide Kent County Senior Millage services will have booths and staff on-hand to explain their programs.

“The Kent County Senior Millage provides 46 unique services for older adults in Kent County,” says Anne Ellermets, Kent County Contract Coordinator at the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM), which administers the millage.

City of Wyoming takes ownership of 36th St. GM plant

City of Wyoming takes ownership of 36th St. GM plant

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- The city of Wyoming is now the owner of the former GM metal stamping plant on 36th Street, allowing the redevelopment process at the former factory to begin.

The city took ownership of the plant on Wednesday, buying the site for $1 from the RACER Trust.  The RACER Trust stands for Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Trust, which was formed to address contamination at former GM auto plants and prepare the sites for redevelopment.

The RACER Trust is still responsible for financing the environmental clean-up of the 36th Street plant.  Above-ground remediation is expected to begin in late July.

Now that the city owns the plant, it will begin redeveloping the site later this summer for one or two potential industrial tenants.  The process will include demolishing structures on the property, which is expected to begin after the environmental clean-up is complete.