A quick reminder, we’ll have another Budget Workshop one hour before council meeting on March 23, 2015.
City Hall Hours
City Hall will now be opened on Fridays from 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. starting April 6, 2015. Since the financial health of the city has improved over the last few years, administrative staff will be back to a 40 hour work week. However, we have found that having City Hall open until 5:30 P.M. provides those citizens that have to work until 5:00 P.M. a chance to visit City Hall to conduct their business. Thus, we will still maintain the current hours of 8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. Monday through Thursday.
Dedicated Sewer Main Project
The contractor is making good progress on the south side of the I-96. There is still much to do such as boring under Deer Creek and the highway. There are also sewer lines that have to be placed under West Randall, which connect the dual lines to the future lift-station which is out for bid as I write.
As was mentioned in the last memo, please block out March 26 for Celebrate Coopersville at West Michigan Plumbers, Fitters, Service Trades Union Hall beginning at 6:00 P.M. For those that have not attended in the past, this evening of celebration honors volunteers and raises funds for the NorthEast Ottawa (NEO) Forum, which provides counseling services, education, support and resources to youth and their families in order to reduce substance abuse, violence, juvenile delinquency, and other risky behaviors. The NEO Forum is a great collaboration between the School, Sheriff Department, and City. To reserve tickets or sponsor a table, please contact Sgt. Dennis Luce at firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-coopersville-2015-tickets-15554445766.
There is still a need for donated items, nice donated items, for the silent auction. These auctions are always fun especially when a particular item has a number of “eyes” vying for ownership. Maybe you will take home that special “something” you and yours have always desired; you never know.
The Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting the Community Expo which according to their Executive Director Rose Zainea-Wieten in her own words, “This is your opportunity to share with the community the Who, What, Where and When of your business! I have heard many times what does that business do? Where do they ship to? How many employees do they have? What is their product? Where can we get it? What are their hours? What is on their menu? Do they run specials?...”
“The 2015 Community EXPO will be taking more of a Community and Business approach! Working with Schools, Businesses and Industry in the Coopersville Area the EXPO is going to be the Community Informational Event of the year.” – Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce
March 21, 2015, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Coopersville Community Services Building: 182 East Street.