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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 to consider replacing marijuana moratorium with ordinance

Coopersville to consider replacing marijuana moratorium with ordinance

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—After extending a moratorium on Michigan’s medical marijuana law for years, Coopersville city commissioners are getting ready to consider a proposed ordinance involving medical marijuana.

During their meeting May 20, city attorney Crystal Morgan updated the planning commission on changes to and lawsuits involving state and federal medical marijuana laws.  Morgan will be preparing a draft ordinance for the City and planning commission to review. 

City Clerk Kimberly Borgman says the proposed ordinance may be reviewed by planning commissioners as soon as July 15.

Meet your state representative May 17 & 18

Meet your state representative May 17 & 18

State Representative Roger Victory will be available this weekend for voters who want to meet him face-to-face to share issues they think need to be addressed.

Victory’s office hours are 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 17 at Murphy’s Restaurant, located at 4963 Lake Michigan Dr. in Allendale.  He’ll also be available Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at New Beginnings Restaurant, located at 25 68th Ave. in Coopersville. No appointment is necessary.

Those who cannot attend are encouraged to call Rep. Victory’s office at 888-Mich-088 or email RogerVictory@house.mi.gov.

 

Second city council member joins mayoral race

Second city council member joins mayoral race

GRANDVILLE, Mich. – Another city councilman is joining the race to replace Grandville's longest serving mayor.

Randy Gelderloos announced his plans to run for mayor on Tuesday. He’s served on the city council since 2006.

 Gelderloos is the second city council member to announce his candidacy. Steve Maas, who is also Mayor Pro-tem,  announced his intentions to run last week.

In March, Mayor James Buck announced plans to leave office when his term ends in November.Buck has been on the city council for a total of 42 years... 29 of those as mayor. In that time, he's helped develop seven city parks and the Rivertown Parkway shopping corridor.

Congressman Bill Huizenga Statement About Unemployment

Congressman Bill Huizenga Statement About Unemployment

 

Huizenga Statement On Latest Unemployment Report

 

Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement on the national unemployment report for January:

Congressman Huizenga Named Vice Chair of Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade

Congressman Huizenga Named Vice Chair of Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade

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Last week at the Financial Services Committee organizational meeting, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) was nominated Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade (MPT).  MPT is one of five subcommittees of the prestigious Financial Services Committee.  As Vice Chair, Congressman Huizenga will assist Subcommittee Chairman John Campbell (CA-45) in running committee hearings and essential committee operations.   

"I am honored to be named Vice Chair of the Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee.  I look forward to working with both Chairman Jeb Hensarling and Subcommittee Chairman John Campbell to ensure the proper oversight of the Federal Reserve and to continue to monitor the impact of the euro zone's distress and its effects on the U.S.

Environmental Organization Grades Local Lawmakers

Environmental Organization Grades Local Lawmakers

Find the grades for legislators in your district through The Sierra Club's full scorecard.  

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