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Chamber of Commerce posts candidate interviews ahead of election

Chamber of Commerce posts candidate interviews ahead of election

GRANDVILLE, Mich.— The seat-shuffle caused by Mayor Jim Buck leaving office is about to begin.

With councilmen Randy Gelderloos and Steve Maas both running for mayor, the Grandville City Council is looking for a new member.  On Tuesday, August 6, Grandville voters will be asked to narrow down the city council candidates from seven to six.  The candidates include incumbent Dick Richards along with Steve Bruch, Lee Cook, Scott Petersen, Andy Richter, Andy Steenstra and Steve Zinger.  Voters can view brief video interviews with six of the candidates on the Grandville-Jenison Chamber of Commerce website here.

The general election will whittle it down to three finalists.   A candidate forum will take place before the general election.  For more information, contact Sandy LeBlanc at (616) 531-8890 or sandy@grandjen.com.

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.

Business Talk with Rep. Rob VerHeulen - April 15

Business Talk with Rep. Rob VerHeulen - April 15

74th District State Representative Rob VerHeulen will be part of a roundtable discussion in Sparta on April 15. The Sparta Business Roundtable is an opportunity to have important corporations and industry in the area discuss matters that affect business & economic development on a local level. This meeting will also be an opportunity to meet other businesses & industry leaders. Continue Reading →

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:

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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From the KDL Director: Is Your Library’s Funding Safe?

From the KDL Director: Is Your Library’s Funding Safe?

Libraries and other organizations such as schools, police and fire departments that provide essential tax-supported services have been working with state lawmakers for nearly a year to brainstorm ways to replace the business equipment personal property tax (PPT) if it is eliminated

Replacement is critical because without it, the services Kent County residents rely on will be at the very least irreparably damaged, and in some cases may cease entirely. Kent District Library applauded senators who recognized the value and necessity of our services, and were heartened that a “poison pill” replacement provision was included in a Senate measure that passed on May 10. While this solution is far from perfect, it is better than nothing. The provision provides that if a future legislature fails to restore revenue lost by elimination of the PPT, the PPT will be restored.

GPS - Vote Today!

GPS - Vote Today!

From: http://www.grandville.k12.mi.us/

On May 8, 2012, voters will be asked to support a bond proposal to improve safety & security, facilities, technology, and transportation for our students.

View details of the proposal here.