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Ferrysburg considers fireworks restrictions

Ferrysburg considers fireworks restrictions

FERRYSBURG, Mich.— The Ferrysburg City Council will take up a proposed ordinance restricting fireworks September 16.

 City Manager Craig Bessinger says a first reading of the proposed measure is scheduled.

The ordinance would limit consumer grade fireworks to the day before, the day of and the day after 10 national holidays, as well as the first Saturday in August, when the Coast Guard Festival is underway.  On the days consumer fireworks are allowed, the city ordinance would prohibit lighting fireworks between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m.

Free QuickBooks Classes at Spring Lake District Library

Free QuickBooks Classes at Spring Lake District Library

SPRING LAKE,  Mich.--Local businesses DeBoer, Baumann & Company P.L.C. and Next I.T. are partnering with Spring Lake District Library to provide free QuickBooks classes for the community.

QuickBooks is an accounting and financial software program that can help businesses manage their financial data.  QuickBooks ProAdvisor and CPA at DeBoer, Luke LaCourse, will teach the three-part series. Leigh Williams, senior solutions consultant with Next I.T., will be available for technology questions.

Those interested in learning about QuickBooks will need to register for each class in the series they’d like to attend. Register for one or all three classes, as each presentation will be an individual unit. The classes will take place at the library from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday, Sept. 10 QuickBooks Tips and Tricks for Newbies, Part 1
  • Monday, Sept.

Ferrysburg considers fireworks restrictions

Ferrysburg considers fireworks restrictions

FERRYSBURG, Mich.—The City of Ferrysburg is poised to join a long list of West Michigan communities restricting consumer grade fireworks.

City Manager Craig Bessinger says during a work session August 19, the city council approved adding a proposed fireworks ordinance to its next agenda.  A first reading of the proposed measure will take place September 16.

The proposed ordinance would limit consumer grade fireworks to the day before, the day of and the day after 10 national holidays, as well as the first Saturday in August, when the Coast Guard Festival is underway.  On the days consumer fireworks are allowed, the city ordinance would prohibit lighting fireworks between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m.

North Shore Road project approved by City Council

North Shore Road project approved by City Council

FERRYSBURG, Mich.--- The Ferrysburg City Council is giving the green light to renovations to North Shore Road.

Present city council members unanimously approved the project plans August 19.  Three city council members were absent during the vote.

The work will be done by Moore & Bruggink, Inc.  The project involves resurfacing North Shore Road around Coast Guard Park to North Beach Park.  Ferrysburg City Manager Craig Bessinger says the project will likely begin in either spring 2015 or fall 2015, when tourism is dying down.  The work will likely take six to eight weeks and lead to one-lane closures on North Shore Road.

Community garden to open in Ferrysburg

Community garden to open in Ferrysburg

FERRYSBURG, Mich.—Ferrysburg is getting its own community garden.

During their Monday night meeting, city council members hammered out details about the planned green space.  City Manager Craig Bessinger says the garden will be 60 feet by 100 feet and located on the east side of City Hall.  The community garden will be fenced in and contain 42 to 60 plots, including some handicap-accessible raised beds. 

The community garden will be open to Ferrysburg residents only.  The space will be free and water will be provided by the city, but participating greenthumbs must bring their own plants and tools. 

Plots are available on a first come, first served basis.  Interested gardeners should contact City Hall at (616) 842-5803 to be added to the list.

North Shore Road project proposal goes before City Council

North Shore Road project proposal goes before City Council

FERRYSBURG, Mich.--- An engineer will present his proposed plans to resurface North Shore Road during Monday’s city council meeting.

Steve Groenenboom of Moore & Bruggink, Inc. will lead the presentation during the 7:30 p.m. meeting.  The city council may then decide whether to approve the project, which would be slated for 2015.

The work will involve resurfacing North Shore Road from around Coast Guard Park to North Beach Park.  Ferrysburg City Manager Craig Bessinger says the project will likely begin in either spring or fall, when tourism is dying down.  The work will likely take six to eight weeks and lead to one-lane closures on North Shore Road.

Former Marley band guitarist to perform at Loutit District Library for Jamaican Day

Former Marley band guitarist to perform at Loutit District Library for Jamaican Day

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.– Loutit District Library (LDL) will be filled with reggae music from a former Bob Marley band member for Jamaican Day on August 15.

The library’s Jamaican-themed day will also include a movie biography of Marley, a local steel drum band, and a chance for children to get faux dread locks. The program also promises to be informational, with the library staff featuring a collection of Jamaican travel and history books, CDs and DVDs. The event is offered by the LDL staff to present different topics of interest to learn.

LDL will present other themed days in the future that encourage patrons to learn, read, research and enjoy topics that might not be familiar to them.

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