Plainfield Township latest to pass Sewer Authority agreement

Larry Campbell, director of the PARCCside Wastewater Treatment Plant, speaks before the Plainfield Township Board on Monday, July 16, prior to the board vote that approved a cost-sharing agreement for the collection system for wastewater in the township.

Only clerk votes no on cost-sharing plan by BETH ALTENA Larry Campbell, director of the PARCCside Wastewater Treatment plant, estimates that Plainfield Township’s portion of the cost of maintaining sewer structure with plant staff will be roughly $450,000 annually. He compared his estimate to the township’s cost when Kent County Department of Public Works held […]

City fireworks rules still apply

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by MICHAEL YOUNG guest editorial I am pleased to report that we have had very few complaints/problems with the recently approved, new, state of Michigan fireworks law. With that said, there is still quite a bit of confusion regarding the implications of the new law and whether or not local ordinances still apply. The purpose […]

Rockford welcomes Family Fare to neighborhood

The Management Team of Rockford’s Family Fare welcomes you to the very best that Spartan Stores have to offer. Seated (L-R): Jim Jackson–Meat Mgr., Jake Tiejema–Asst. Meat Mgr., Brian Domers–Produce Mgr., Char Bouwkamp–Store Director, Shannon Hodges–Seafood Specialist, Cindy Wall–Bakery Mgr., and Diane Strubel–Deli Mgr. Standing (L-R): John Ykema–Grocery Mgr., Rich Herrington–Asst. Store Director, Rich Myers–Spartan Stores District Mgr., Trish Strong–Starbucks Lead Barista, and Angela Pope–Scanning Specialist.	Photo by CLIFF HILL

Four weeks of grand reopening events scheduled The Rockford community noticed much more than just a new sign and name change at the Monday, July 23, 9:00 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand reopening of the Family Fare Supermarket located at 201 Marcell Drive NE, Rockford. Spartan Stores invested $1.2 million in a major remodel […]

Rockford unanimously approves NKSA agreement

Rockford City Council discusses the benefits of the new cost-sharing agreement for the North Kent Sewer Authority. Ten years in the works, the agreement covers work formerly outsourced to the Department of Public Works of Kent County, which is no longer willing to perform that role.

City joins Cannon Township in agreement that is expected to save money, improve services by BETH ALTENA “This does not sound like an exciting item, but it is very exciting,” said Rockford City Manager Michael Young. Young was describing a proposal before the board for cost-sharing different elements of the North Kent Sewer Authority (NKSA), […]

NKSA agreement—‘We anticipate great savings’

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Townships consider cost agreements for sewer infrastructure by BETH ALTENA “What you see happening in 2012 is what we anticipated in 1997 and perhaps earlier.” During Plainfield Township’s Monday, July 2 board meeting, Plainfield Township Manager Robert Homan discussed a  proposed agreement for the North Kent Sewer Authority (NKSA) management and staff replace the Kent […]