City Commission

County Commissioners met Tuesday

Several minor issues were resolved during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. Two people were re-appointed to the Veteran’s Affairs Board: Park Township resident William Thompson and Bill Walters of Nottawa Township. Their terms are for a four-year period. Also, commissioners agreed to dedicate funds it received through the recent sale of the Covered Bridge Healthcare building into the county’s capital-improvement fund. …

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Impasse – TR Library Board and Park Township

Discussions between Park Township and the Three Rivers Public Library appear to have ended, based on the outcome of a meeting between the two sides last week. Township officials and members of the library board have reached an impasse over renewal of a contract, which involves the township’s annual contribution to the library in exchange for its residents having in-district …

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City commission accepting applications for board position

The Three Rivers City Commission is accepting applications to complete a term for a citizen-at-large spot on the seven-member board. Citizen interest forms are available online through the city’s website, threeriversmi.org. Deadline for the applications is noon April 3. The position became available with the resignation of Janelle Hart, a five-year board member who is moving out of the city. …

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New TR library – Heating and air conditioning to be replaced

A big-ticket item was approved this week by members of the Three Rivers Public Library Board. In advance of the library’s move to 88 N. Main St., the board agreed to spend nearly $120,000 to replace the building’s heating and air conditioning unit. With no heat emitting from the current system, the board expects to pay about $4,800 a month …

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Write-in candidate for city commission

Three Rivers resident Geoffrey Clark has announced he plans to run for the Three Rivers City Commission as a write-in candidate. Clark made the announcement last week and in response, Three Rivers resident Cody Sharpe said he will not pursue a write-in campaign of his own. Sharpe said he will instead support Clark as candidate for the city’s First District. …

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New city commission member

The Three Rivers City Commission welcomed a new member aboard Tuesday. The city’s Third District will now be served by Chris Abel, who fills a vacancy created after Norm Stutesman stepped down earlier this month after he moved out of the district. Abel was the only district resident to submit an application for the post. His term will expire in …

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Three Rivers to begin search for new commissioner

The city of Three Rivers will soon begin looking for a new member to join its city commission. During last week’s meeting, Norm Stutesman announced he will be moving out of the city and as a result will be forced to vacate his seat. His resignation becomes effective Monday. Stutesman joined the seven-member commission in January 2017 to replace Diane …

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131 Trail discussion on city commission agenda

Three matters of new business, including an agreement to help fund a portion of the U.S. 131 Trail, will appear before the Three Rivers City Commission this evening. Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners will discuss whether to support an agreement with the Michigan Department of Transportation regarding the city’s share of money for a trail to run along the east …

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City commission plans special budget meetings

Three Rivers city officials plan to take up to two special meetings to discuss and set the municipality’s 2019-20 fiscal year budget. Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners this week agreed to hold the meetings at 6 p.m. May 12 and 28, with a public hearing on the 12-month budget slated for 6 p.m. June 4.

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Recreational marijuana discussed in Constantine

Constantine Village Council members this week discussed allowing recreational marijuana businesses to operate in the village. Village manager Mark Honeysett said an ordinance needs to be adopted against it or recreational marijuana businesses can come in if they so desire. Michigan became the 10th state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and over, when Michigan voters approved the measure …

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