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My Town: Dedicated Veterans Millage moves forward for consideration

My Town: Dedicated Veterans Millage moves forward for consideration

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—As Memorial Day approaches, Kent County Commissioners are getting ready to hear a proposal to create a millage to support county veterans.

The proposed Dedicated Veterans Millage would be for .050 mill, generating slightly more than $1 million for veteran outreach and emergency services.  The measure would also more than double available federal claims assistance hours. 

On May 8, the Kent County Board of Commissioners Millage Subcommittee unanimously supported forwarding the millage request onto the Finance and Physical Resources Committee for consideration. The proposal will be discussed at the Kent County Commission’s finance meeting Tuesday, May 20 at 8:30 a.m.  Supporters hope to get the millage on the November ballot.

My Town: Voters approve funding for Kelloggsville and Caledonia schools

My Town: Voters approve funding for Kelloggsville and Caledonia schools

WYOMING, Mich.—Kelloggsville Public Schools will keep its operating millage.

Tuesday night, voters approved renewing the 18 mill tax, 268-85.   The measure renews the millage for five years, clearing the way for the district to continue to receive  per pupil allowance.  

Voters in the Caledonia Community Schools district also approved a $41 million bond to fund a new freshman plus building.  The funding would also go toward expanding and upgrading existing buildings and improving athletic fields, facilities and playgrounds.

For the entire election results, visit the WZZM 13 homepage here.

 

My Town: Kelloggsville looks to voters to keep operation funding

My Town: Kelloggsville looks to voters to keep operation funding

WYOMING, Mich.—Kelloggsville Public Schools is asking voters to renew a millage for district operations on Tuesday, May 6.

The Operating Millage renewal proposal would extend the 18 mill tax on property within the district that Kelloggsville Public Schools relies on to receive its per pupil allowance.  Under the proposal, the millage would be renewed for five years. For additional proposal information, click here.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find the polling location in your area, visit the Kent County website here.

My Town: Wyoming Senior Center opens newly renovated community room

My Town: Wyoming Senior Center opens newly renovated community room

WYOMING, Mich.--   The newly renovated Wyoming Senior Center Community Room is once again welcoming visitors.

The remodeling project included updates to the flooring, walls, ceiling, lighting and furnishings as well as adding a new state-of-the-art bingo machine that allows participants to use computer tablets along with traditional bingo cards.

The $240,000 project was paid for using a Community Development Block grant, WSC’s Senior Fellowship Club and the Parks and Recreational Department’s operational millage.

“The WSC was originally built in 1977, and with the growing number of individuals in our community over the age of 50, it is important that we find creative partnerships to update recreation facilities like the WSC when possible,” stated Wyoming Mayor Jack Poll.

My Town: Volunteers needed for Kent County Parks clean-up projects

My Town: Volunteers needed for Kent County Parks clean-up projects

KENT COUNTY, Mich.-- The Kent County Parks Department is looking for volunteers to help clean up parks this spring.

The 2014 Kent County spring clean event has not been scheduled for a specific day,  because of lingering snow cover.  However, volunteers are encouraged to sign up with he Kent County Parks Department and let them know what projects they'd like to work on, when the time comes.

People interested in pitching in to improve any of the county's 34 parks should contact Volunteer Services at (616) 632-7842 or email park.volunteers@kentcountymi.gov .  Volunteers can explain what work they'd like to do, and the Parks Department will then organize the clean-up effort.  The spring clean event provides an opportunity to meet new community members and make a difference throughout Kent County.

My Town: Credit Union backs library book funding campaign

My Town: Credit Union backs library book funding campaign

 

GRANDVILLE, Mich. – Grandville-based First United Credit Union backing the Kent District Library’s campaign to replenish its budget.

Through the Genre Derby, KDL hopes to raise $10,000 for digital and physical books. That’s just a fraction of the $300,000 that’s been slashed from the library’s budget since 2013.

“Our overall budget has been cut by over $2 million in the past three years from changes in tax valuation and personal property tax,” explained KDL Development Manager Linda Krombeen. 

Despite the cuts, KDL is using technology and restructuring to avoid laying off staff.

The Genre Derby allows patrons to direct donations to the type of books they read most. First United Credit Union is pledging to match 50 percent of all donor gifts during the Genre Derby, up to $1,500.

My Town Wyoming: City considering extending parking rules

My Town Wyoming: City considering extending parking rules

WYOMING, Mich.--   The City of Wyoming is considering extending its odd-even parking rules.

The city council will take up an ordinance amendment that would make the odd-even parking effective Dec. 1 through March 31 each year and during any declared snow emergency.  That’s one month longer than the current ordinance.

If the amendment is adopted during the city council meeting Monday, March 3, the revised ordinance would be declared an emergency ordinance, which would take effect the very next day.

The odd-even parking rules are as follows:

  • Park on the side of the street on which addresses that are odd or even align with the date being odd or even.
  • On a cul-de-sac, parking shall only be on even-numbered calendar days.
  • After midnight, your vehicle must be parked on the correct side of the street for that date.
  • Parked cars will not be ticketed from 7 p.m. to midnight.