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My Town Coopersville: City Hall hours expanding

My Town Coopersville: City Hall hours expanding

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—City Hall will no longer be closed on Friday.

According to the city’s website, City Hall will once again be open on Friday mornings, beginning April 6.  The building will accept visitors from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The City of Coopersville scaled back City Hall hours in 2010, as a way to save money during the Great Recession. 

My Town: Your masterpiece could grace the walls of the U.S. Capitol

My Town: Your masterpiece could grace the walls of the U.S. Capitol

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—Congressman Bill Huizenga is looking for student artwork to adorn the U.S. Capitol.

Now through April 17, high school students from the Second District are encouraged to submit their entries in this year’s Congressional Art Competition.  Each student may only submit one entry to Congressman Huizenga’s office, located at 4555 Wilson Ave. SW in Grandville.

"The Congressional Art Competition is an excellent platform for young artists to challenge themselves and explore their artistic ability as well as their creativity,” said Huizenga. “Students from across West Michigan have impressed thousands of visitors to the U.S. Capitol with their artwork and I cannot wait to see what this year’s competition has in store.”

My Town: Thirteen local lawmakers post perfect voting record for 2014

My Town: Thirteen local lawmakers post perfect voting record for 2014

LANSING, Mich.—State Sen. Mark Jansen tops the list of West Michigan lawmakers who missed the most votes this year, according to the Missed Votes Report compiled by Jack McHugh, editor of MichiganVotes.org.

Jansen missed 46 votes between January and December of this year. The District 28 Republican represents a large portion of Kent County, including Ada, Algoma, Alpine, Cannon, Courtland, Grand Rapids and Plainfield townships, as well as East Grand Rapids, Rockford, Walker and Wyoming.

State Rep. Jon Bumstead, who represents Newaygo, Lake and Oceana counties, had the most missed votes among West Michigan lawmakers in the House, with 21 this year.  

Three senators and three representatives missed 50 or more votes this year.  The top offenders were Rep. John Olumba of Detroit, with 233 missed votes, and Sen. Bert Johnson of Detroit, with 187 missed votes.

My Town Coopersville: Chamber of Commerce now a donation drop-off site

My Town Coopersville: Chamber of Commerce now a donation drop-off site

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.— The Coopersville Chamber of Commerce is now accepting donations for families in need.

The chamber office is officially a drop off location for Coopersville Cares.  Those interested in helping the pantry may drop off non-perishable food items Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The chamber will ensure all donations are delivered to Coopersville Cares, which serves local families in need.

My Town Coopersville: City Council looks to add new member

My Town Coopersville: City Council looks to add new member

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.-- A new person is expected to join Coopersville's city council.

Mayor Lloyd is recommending Brian Mooney to fill the council's vacancy.  Mooney would finish out Maud Fisher's term, which ends November 2017.  

The city council will vote on the addition of Mooney during its special joint meeting with the Downtown Development Authority and Planning Commission Monday, Dec. 8.  The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Coopersville High School.

My Town Coopersville: DPW building repairs up for council vote Nov. 24

My Town Coopersville: DPW building repairs up for council vote Nov. 24

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—City council members Monday night will vote on potential repairs to the Department of Public Works building, which has been damaged by the harsh West Michigan winters.

City Manager Steven Patrick says ice buildup over the past few years has damaged the DPW building’s roof, rain gutters and down spouts.  He says the building also has leaks.

Patrick is calling on city council members to have Miedema Metal Building Systems repair the steel structure as soon as weather allows.  The repairs would cost an estimated $7,879.

Monday’s city council meeting begins at 7 p.m. 

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

 

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR AND RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL C.H. McDANIEL

PARTICIPATES IN WEST MICHIGAN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

 

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.