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My Town Coopersville: Planning commissioner to temporarily hold onto seat

My Town Coopersville: Planning commissioner to temporarily hold onto seat

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—A planning commissioner whose reappointment was not backed by the city council will hold onto his post, for now.

In a memo sent to the city council after its June 23 meeting, City Manager Steven Patrick chastises council members for not at least temporarily reappointing Justin Longstreth, who had moved out of the district.  Patrick points out there is nothing in the city charter requiring planning commissioners to be a resident of Coopersville, and the city council owes the highest level of service it can provide to the businesses and developers who pay $200 to go before the planning commission.

During its regular meeting July 14, the city council approved Patrick’s recommendation to reappoint Longstreth to the planning commission until his replacement can be found.

My Town Coopersville: Congressman Huizenga to hold roundtable April 16

My Town Coopersville: Congressman Huizenga to hold roundtable April 16

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. -- The Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a roundtable with US Congressman Huizenga Wednesday, April 16 at 4 p.m in the Community Services Building.

All are invited to come and talk with your U.S. Congressman.

Rep. Roger Victory plans visit to Coopersville

Rep. Roger Victory plans visit to Coopersville

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.— State lawmaker Roger Victory will visit Coopersville later this month to hear from the people he represents.

The Hudsonville Republican will hold office hours Saturday, Dec. 21 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  at the New Beginnings Restaurant, located at 25 68th Ave. in Coopersville. He will also be available at Murphy’s Restaurant in Allendale on Friday, Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

"I greatly enjoy the opportunity to meet with residents in my district," Victory said. "It provides me the chance to bring the suggestions from residents with me to Lansing."

Those who cannot make it out are encouraged to contact Victory’s Lansing office at (517) 373-1830 or email RogerVictory@house.mi.gov.      

Mayoral switch to take place Monday

Mayoral switch to take place Monday

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—A changing of the guard in Coopersville is set to happen Monday night.

Outgoing Mayor Ken Bush is switching offices with new mayor, Rodney Lloyd.  Lloyd ran unopposed in the November 5 election; voters elected Bush to one of three open city council seats.

Lloyd, Bush,  and re-elected city council members Joel Meintsma and Mary Fisher will be sworn in during the 7 p.m. meeting.   Each will serve a four year term.

Four people vying for three seats in November 5 election

Four people vying for three seats in November 5 election

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.-- Coopersville's city council could have a new face, if Dan Cooke gets his way.

Cooke is running against incumbents Marilyn Fisher, Kenneth Bush and Joel Meintsma for city council. Three seats are open; each member will serve a four year term.

The polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Polkton Township breaks down 2014 budget expectations

Polkton Township breaks down 2014 budget expectations

POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Township board members will meet Thursday, August 22 to review the future of Polkton Township’s finances.

Township officials do not expect any cuts or changes to the 2014 budget as a result of lack of funds. Thursday’s gathering is expected to be the first of a series of meetings about the budget. Township officials hope to have a plan in place by November, in time for the new fiscal year, which begins January 2014.

The 2014 budget preview meeting will take place at Polkton Charter Township Hall, located at 6900 Arthur Street, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The meeting is open to the public.

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.