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My Town: More houses on display during Spring Parade of Homes

My Town: More houses on display during Spring Parade of Homes

 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—From toxin-free to maintenance free, dozens of West Michigan homes will be open to the public this Memorial Day Weekend as part of the Spring Parade of Homes.

Even more houses and condominiums will be on display this year- 78 homes from West Olive to Ada.  The homes will be on display through June 7.  They range in price from $100,000 to more than $1 million. This year’s listings include homes in Ada, Alpine Township, Allendale, Alto, Belmont, Byron Center, Caledonia, Cascade, Coopersville, East Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Holland, Hudsonville, Jenison, Kentwood, Lowell, Plainfield, Rockford, Walker, West Olive and Wyoming.  For a complete list of homes, click here.

My Town Coopersville: Home buying seminar April 3

My Town Coopersville: Home buying seminar April 3

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.— The housing market is picking up, which means  buying a home is even more competitive.

Potential home buyers are invited to visit Mark Douglas Real Estate in Coopersville this Thursday, April 3 for a home buyer’s seminar.  The workshop will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the office, located at 256 Main Street.  Visitors can enjoy refreshments and snacks as realtors answer their home buying questions.

For more information, visit the Mark Douglas Real Estate website.

New sign ordinance approved for Coopersville

New sign ordinance approved for Coopersville

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.--  A new sign ordinance will soon take effect in Coopersville.

During its regular meeting September 9, the city council unanimously approved an updated sign ordinance, pending one amendment.  Officials must alter the regulations for real estate signs, allowing larger dimensions of up to eight square feet and 5.5 feet in height.

The final amended sign ordinance will be published September 14.  It will take effect September 24.  People who violate the ordinance will receive a notice, giving them 10 to 15 days to comply; after that, they may be issued a ticket.

Sign ordinance amendment delayed

Sign ordinance amendment delayed

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—An amendment to Coopersville’s sign ordinance is being delayed.

During its regular meeting August 26, the Coopersville city council reviewed the proposed sign ordinance amendment.  City council members identified about ten items within the ordinance that should be reconsidered or defined further, including sign sizes and what a banner consists of.

City Manager Steven Patrick says the revised ordinance amendment will likely reappear on the city council agenda again next month.

Church eyes shuttered elementary school

Church eyes shuttered elementary school

WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, Mich.—The Superintendent of Kenowa Hills Public Schools says new plans may be forming for another shuttered elementary school.

Superintendent Gerald Hopkins says a church is considering buying Marne Elementary to keep it in the community.  Hopkins says the church has been eyeing the property for about six to eight months now.

Marne and Fairview elementary schools closed in 2010 because of declining enrollment. In August 2012, Wright Township officials offered to buy Marne Elementary for $1, but the school board rejected the deal.

The Salvation Army has an agreement with Kenowa Hills to possibly purchase Fairview Elementary for $500,000 and transform it into a service center.

Fair Oaks Farms Brands building new facility in Coopersville

Fair Oaks Farms Brands building new facility in Coopersville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                              Jan. 28, 2013

Contact: Laura Biehl (517) 373-5189

Fair Oaks Farms Brands picked for state grant to build new facility

130 new jobs coming to Coopersville

 

A $900,000 state grant to help boost economic development and job creation in the region was awarded to Fair Oaks Farms Brands in Coopersville, state Rep.