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My Town: Varnum attorney Dean Reisner appointed to board of directors

My Town: Varnum attorney Dean Reisner appointed to board of directors

 

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. –  Varnum attorney Dean Reisner has been appointed to the board of directors for the chamber of commerce for Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg.

Reisner is a partner in the firm's corporate and estate planning practice teams. He concentrates his practice on business transactional matters, general corporate work, real estate acquisition, sales and development, estate planning and agricultural law.

"I am honored to be selected to serve on the board of directors for the chamber," said Reisner. "I look forward to working with and serving the businesses and community in North Ottawa County and West Michigan."

In addition to serving on the public policy committee for the Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce, Reisner is president and a member of the board of directors for the North Ottawa Rod and Gun Club Foundation.

My Town Spring Lake: District proposes millage hike for school upgrades

My Town Spring Lake: District proposes millage hike for school upgrades

SPRING LAKE, Mich.—Voters are encouraged to visit the polls Tuesday, May 6 to decide two funding proposals by Spring Lake Public Schools.

According to the district website, Proposal I would generate funding for major renovations and additions to Jeffers and Holmes elementary schools.  The proposal would also include renovations to intermediate/middle schools, minor upgrades to the high school and district-wide technology and bus upgrades.

Proposal II would focus on improving Grabinski Stadium, adding turf at the high school for soccer and lacrosse, upgrading practice fields, adding restrooms at the high school tennis courts and creating additional parking.

After voters turned down a bond proposal by the district last November, Spring Lake Public Schools expanded its Internal Review Committee to include community members along with staff and administrators.  The group surveyed community funding priorities to come up with these two updated proposals.

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.