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Waste water treatment facility upgrade gets the green light

Waste water treatment facility upgrade gets the green light

COOPERSVILE, Mich.—A $120,000 upgrade to Coopersville’s waste water treatment facility is moving forward.

On July 15, city officials approved plans to automate the city’s dechlorination process by replacing the city’s current 55 gallon storage containers with a 5,000 gallon drum. The project will be paid for using the city’s waste water treatment fund.

City officials have already met with engineers to finalize plans for the project.  The City is expected to begin the project bidding process within the next couple weeks.

City officials speed up schedule for replacing downtown water main

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.— The Coopersville Planning Commission is speeding up the schedule for replacing a downtown water main.

Around July 1, City Manager Steven Patrick says crews were upgrading a booster station to increase water pressure when the pipeline at 64th and West Randall Street burst.

Patrick says the city planned to replace the entire water main while reconstructing West Randall Street next year. However,  planning commission members are considering moving up the water main project to this year, in light of the recent problems.

Proposed medical marijuana ordinance heads to city council

Proposed medical marijuana ordinance heads to city council

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—A proposed medical marijuana ordinance for the City of Coopersville is heading to the city council for consideration.

City Manager Steven Patrick says the planning commission recommended the proposed measure during its July 15 meeting.  The city council will take up the proposed ordinance during its July 22 meeting. 

Coopersville has been operating under a medical marijuana moratorium since Michigan voters approved the use of medical marijuana in 2008, since stipulations to the law were not clear.

Antique Tractor & Steam Engine Show

Antique Tractor & Steam Engine Show

July 18, 19 and 20 are the dates for the Antique Tractor and Steam Engine Show in Allendale, MI.  Thursday and Friday shows are from 9:00am till dusk and Saturday from 9:00am till 5:00pm. The show is sponsored by the Riverbend Steam & Gas Association.

There is a charge of $5.00 for Adults and Children under 15 years of age, free. A weekend pass is available for $9.00.

To obtain more information on this event, call Irv Boersen at 616-846-0898 or on line at www.riverbendshow.com

Directions: 1 ½ mi south of M-45 on 56th Ave.

Berlin Fair underway in Marne

MARNE, Mich. (WZZM) -- One of West Michigan's oldest fairs is underway in eastern Ottawa County.

The Berlin Fair began Monday at the Berlin Fairgrounds in Marne.

Events and attractions this week include the "Ulitmate Air Dogs," bingo, animal shows music and line dancing.  The fair also features carnival rides, a beer tent and karaoke.

The fair has been taking place since 1855.  Marne was originally known as Berlin -- hence the name of the Berlin Fair.  While World War I prompted the name change of the town, the secretary of the fair decreed "it is still the Berlin Fair, and it always will be."

You can learn more about the fair on its official website.

WZZM 13 is an official sponsor of the Berlin Fair.

Proposed Marijuana ordinance on the city agenda for July 15

Proposed Marijuana ordinance on the city agenda for July 15

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—The Coopersville Planning Commission is expected to take up a proposed medical marijuana ordinance during its meeting Monday, July 15.

A public hearing about the issue will be held before the commission takes any action. 

Coopersville officials have been extending the city’s moratorium on Michigan’s medical marijuana law for years.  City attorney Crystal Morgan recently drafted the ordinance for the Planning Commission to review.

The Planning Commission is also expected to review a final draft of the city’s new sign ordinance.  The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Coopersville City Hall, located at 289 Danforth St. 

Coopersville City Council considers waste water facility upgrade

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—The Coopersville City Council is considering a change to the dechlorination process at the city’s waste water treatment plant.

A couple years ago, the city finished a $9 million plant upgrade. Now City Manager Steven Patrick says the city is considering replacing 55 gallon storage containers used for dechlorination with a 5,000 gallon drum.  The larger container would mean the city would pay less in transportation costs to fill the drum.  The replacement would cost about $120,000, which would come out of the waste water treatment fund.

Patrick says if the council moves forward with project, it would likely happen before winter.