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Breakfast with Congressman Amash

Breakfast with Congressman Amash

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a breakfast with Congressman Justin Amash, who represents Michigan’s 3rd District.  The breakfast is scheduled on Monday, December 12 from 7:30am – 9:30am at the Hilton Hotel at 4747 28th Street SE.  The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.  To register go to  www.grandrapids.org/congressional-breakfast  or call 616-771-0303.   


The 3rd Congressional District covers Barry and Ionia counties and most of Kent County.  Amash serves on the House Budget Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  He is a Republican from Cascade Township.

Grandville Election Results

Grandville Election Results

Elections were held throughout the country on Tuesday. In Grandville, voters had just one race to vote on.

Randal Gelderloos, Joshua Meringa, and Carole Pettijohn were re-elected to Grandville City Council. Steve Zinger and Tomas Kosmak came up short.

Full election results can be seen by clicking here.

GPS - Listening To Our Community & Planning For The Future

GPS - Listening To Our Community & Planning For The Future

We are contemplating a bond proposal to raise revenue for facility, technology and transportation needs. To engage community members and gather feedback on the proposal, the Board of Education hosted six focus group sessions with parents, civic and business leaders from October 18 - 28. Parent participants were randomly selected, and a consultant from Gartner & Associates facilitated the discussions.

Read the summary of comments from the focus group sessions.

Read the Potential Bond Proposal that was discussed at the sessions.

Add your voice. Please let us know what you think of the summary and proposal.

HPS - A Word From the Superintendent...

HPS - A Word From the Superintendent...

Dear Community,

A person only has to open the newspaper or turn on a newscast to read or hear about public education and the  teaching profession. Many reports cover the desire for higher standards for the MEAP and ACT tests and the  termination of teachers whose students do not perform well on these high stakes tests. Other voices call for the  privatization of support and instructional services or the transition of Michigan to a "Right to Teach" state.  In all of  this, much about what is working well and how we can improve is lost.

Grandville City Council Agenda for Monday, September 26, 2011

Call to Order - 7:00 p.m.

Roll Call –  Council Members Randal Gelderloos, Steven Kauffman, Steve Maas, Joshua Meringa, Carole Pettijohn, Dick Richards and Mayor James Buck


Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

Approval of Agenda

Minutes of the September 12, 2011 Regular Meeting

Presentation of Bills – Fiscal Year 2011 – 2012

Public Comment

Public Hearing

Ordinances and Resolutions

1.   Resolution:    Liquor License Transfer – Grand Grille, 2900 Wilson Ave.   

2.   Resolution:    Support of Fully Replacing, not just Erasing Michigan’s

Personal Property Tax

JPS - Your bond dollars at work

From: http://jpsonline.org

I am thrilled to share with you that our estimated debt levy of 1.96 mils approved by our tax payers on February 22, 2011, has now been finalized at 1.05 mils. Thus, the owner of a $100,000 home with a taxable value of $50,000 will pay a yearly increase of $52.50, instead of the $98.00 that was projected. By taking advantage of the Federal "Qualified School Construction Bonds" that was discussed in the first issue of Your Bond Dollars at Work and getting a great return on our Jenison School Bonds, we will be saving the Jenison taxpayers approximately $11 million in interest payments over the life cycle of this 20 year bond issue.

GPS Board of Education candidate profiles

GPS Board of Education candidate profiles

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

Two seats on the Board of Education of Grandville Public Schools will be decided in the May 3, 2011 election. We are fortunate to have dedicated and talented individuals willing to serve our district as board members. The three candidates are running for a four-year term which expires in 2015.

Please take a moment to read the candidates' profiles and remember to cast your vote on May 3, 2011.