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My Town Coopersville: Public hearing March 10 on proposed recreational living restrictions

My Town Coopersville: Public hearing March 10 on proposed recreational living restrictions

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.— The public is invited to weigh in on a proposed ordinance amendment that would add restrictions to living in recreational vehicles within the city limits.

The proposed ordinance amendment was created after neighborhood complaints about people living in recreational vehicles and tents for months on end.  The ordinance targets people that primarily live outside a main home with no water or sewer service.

The proposed ordinance restricts living in travel trailers, pickup campers or coaches, motorized dwellings, tent trailers, boats and boat trailers, tent structures and trailers not in recreational zoning districts to no longer than five days during a 30 day period. The proposed amendment also limits the length of time recreational equipment can be connected to electricity in residential zoning districts to five days within a 30 day period. Under the amendment, recreational equipment cannot be connected to sanitary sewer facilities.

My Town Coopersville: Dig up your family history at the library March 6

My Town Coopersville: Dig up your family history at the library March 6

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—Learn how to dig up your family history for free during “Seeking Michigan” at Coopersville Area District Library Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m.

State of Michigan archivist Jessica Miller will discuss free genealogy resources available through www.seekingmichigan.org, which includes birth, death and marriage records.  Participants are encouraged to discover the wealth of information that lies in the 1 million online records of the Michigan Historical Center and State of Michigan Archives.

Registration is required.  To register, visit the Coopersville Library page or call the library at 837-6809.

My Town Coopersville: Council to consider new recreational living restrictions

My Town Coopersville: Council to consider new recreational living restrictions

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—The Coopersville City Council Monday night will consider new restrictions on living in recreational vehicles within the city limits.

The proposed ordinance amendment was created after neighborhood complaints about people living in recreational vehicles and tents for months on end.  The ordinance targets people that primarily live outside a main home with no water or sewer service.

The ordinance restricts living in travel trailers, pickup campers or coaches, motorized dwellings, tent trailers, boats and boat trailers, tent structures and trailers not in recreational zoning districts to no longer than five days during a 30 day period. The amendment also limits the length of time recreational equipment can be connected to electricity in residential zoning districts to five days within a 30 day period. Under the amendment, recreational equipment cannot be connected to sanitary sewer facilities.

My Town Coopersville: Public hearing Feb. 24 for trail grant

My Town Coopersville: Public hearing Feb. 24 for trail grant

CROCKERY TOWNSHIP, Mich.—The community is invited to weigh in on Ottawa County’s plans to apply for a grant for two Ottawa County trails.

The Ottawa County Planning Commission is considering applying for a Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund Development grants for the North bank Trail in Crockery Township and the Spoonville Trail in Ottawa County.

The public hearing will take place during the planning commission’s meeting Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. inside Crockery Township Hall, 17431 112th Ave., Nunica.

New Health Department office too small for drug disposal

New Health Department office too small for drug disposal

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—Grand Haven residents looking for a place to safely dispose of unwanted medication will have to travel a little farther.

Because of space limitations at its new office on South Beechtree Street in Grand Haven, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health no longer offers medication disposal services at that office.  Residents are encouraged to visit any of the alternative locations in Holland, Hudsonville, Zeeland, West Olive, Grand Haven Township, Coopersville, Allendale and Georgetown Township.  For exact locations, visit the Ottawa County Health Department website here.

According to the Partnership at Drugfree.org, each year, more than 71,000 children in the U.S. are taken to emergency rooms for accidental overdoses of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Coopersville City Council to consider changes to Cemetery Authority

Coopersville City Council to consider changes to Cemetery Authority

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—The Coopersville City Council will hold a public hearing Monday, Feb. 10 about proposed changes to how the city’s cemetery board is organized.

The city council is expected to discuss potential amendments to ordinance 272.03, about  the Coopersville-Polkton Cemetery Authority.  City leaders may also vote on the revised interlocal agreement.

Monday’s meeting begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall, located at 289 Danforth Street in Coopersville.

Ottawa County Way Essay Challenge open two resident writers

Ottawa County Way Essay Challenge open two resident writers

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich.—Why is Ottawa County like no other place to live?

Writers of all ages are invited to answer that question during the Ottawa County Way Essay Challenge.  Participants can share their views about living, working and playing in West Michigan through the competition. 

The winner will receive $150.  Second place will get $100, and third place will take home $50.