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89th District Rep. Amanda Price at Spring Lake District Library

89th District Rep. Amanda Price at Spring Lake District Library

SPRING LAKE, Mich.--State Rep. Amanda Price will be at the Spring Lake District Library on Friday, Feb. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to talk with constituents about their concerns.

Price represents the 89th District which includes Spring Lake, Grand Haven  and Ferrysburg. Take advantage of this opportunity to let your state representative know what issues are important to you.

For more information about this event, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107. The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake

Rep. Amanda Price to hear resident concerns Jan. 3

Rep. Amanda Price to hear resident concerns Jan. 3

SPRING LAKE, Mich.— Michigan House Republican Amanda Price is inviting community members to share their concerns with her as she holds local office hours at the Spring Lake District Library.

Price will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3 at the library, located at 123 E. Exchange St.  All area residents are welcome to stop buy during that time; appointments are not necessary.

People who cannot attend can contact Price in Lansing by calling (888) 238-1008 or by emailing amandaprice@house.mi.gov.

Two millages pass, one fails in Ottawa County

Two millages pass, one fails in Ottawa County

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich.— A highly contested bond proposal for Spring Lake Public Schools is dead.

The measure failed during Tuesday night’s election, by a vote of 1,895 to 1,806. Under the proposal, the district would have borrowed $59.8 million from taxpayers to renovate school facilities, build a new elementary school and transportation building, expand the middle school, improve athletic facilities, fields and playgrounds and buy school buses.

Meanwhile, Grand Haven voters are giving the city the green light for a $7.1 million plan to fund infrastructure improvements. Tuesday night, city voters overwhelmingly approved the bond proposal, 986 votes to 491 votes.  The millage will be for .99 mills for no longer than 20 years. 

Voters also approved a ten-year tax hike to expand and maintain bike paths in Ferrysburg.  The new paths would be located along North Shore Drive and 168th Avenue.

Find out how to navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace September 18

Find out how to navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace September 18

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- Starting Oct. 1, 2013, consumers in all states will be able to apply for new affordable health coverage options through the Health Insurance Marketplace for coverage beginning as soon as Jan. 1, 2014.

The public is invited to the Loutit District Library on Wednesday, September 18 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace and the options available. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

This informational discussion will be held the library’s program room A. It is presented by Virginia Graham, outreach and enrollment specialist at Hackley Community Care. For more information on affordable health coverage options, visit www.hackleycommunitycare.org.

Enjoy ‘An Evening with the Presidents’ for free August 22

Enjoy ‘An Evening with the Presidents’ for free August 22

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies Director Gleaves Whitney will moderate what promises to be an entertaining and enlightening conversation with three presidential re-enactors on August 22.

The 7 p.m. program titled ‘An Evening with the Presidents’ is free and open to the public, but early registration is required. To register, visit www.loutitlibrary.org  or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214.

Registration is now open for ‘An Evening with the Presidents’ August 22

Registration is now open for ‘An Evening with the Presidents’ August 22

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies Director Gleaves Whitney will moderate what promises to be an entertaining and enlightening conversation with three presidential re-enactors on August 22.

The 7 p.m. program titled ‘An Evening with the Presidents’ is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program, featuring re-enactments of Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Regan, will be interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL). To register, visit www.loutitlibrary.org  or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214.

Want To Serve On Spring Lake's Planning Commission?

Want To Serve On Spring Lake's Planning Commission?

The Village of Spring Lake is looking for an interested Village of Spring Lake resident wanting to serve on the Village Planning Commission. The term of the appointment will be through November 2016. The Planning Commission meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.