Plainfield asks for clarity from One Kent Coalition

Where is evidence local government has failed?  by BETH ALTENA The Plainfield Township Board joined nearly every other township in Kent County in approving a resolution asking backers of the One Kent Coalition to clarify the details of the plan. Only Clerk Scott Harvey voted against the resolution. “I believe it needs to be put […]

Morgan honored for service on board

Some highlights of Roger Morgan’s chair tennure include creation of the West Michigan Sports Commission, bonds for the Kent County parking ramp at the airport, establishing a critical Kent County Central Dispatch Authority, competing the Human Services building and approving Millennium Park Master Plan.

‘Unending determination and steady leadership’ cited Rockford’s own Roger Morgan has been recognized by two boards recently for his years of service. The Kent County Board of Commissioners, on which Morgan has served since 2000, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) since January 2006 both honored Morgan for good works and service. “Roger has […]

City buys former court building for $10

The City of Rockford is purchasing the former 63rd District Court building for a mere 10 dollars. The Kent County Board of Commissioners approved the sale on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

The City of Rockford will buy the former 63rd District Court building at City Hall for 10 dollars and allow Kent County to lease a portion of it for up to 75 years. The Kent County Board of Commissioners approved the deal on Tuesday, Dec. 15, after Rockford City Council did late last month. “One […]

Proposed sports fields would bring millions to area

IF WE BUILD IT THEY WILL COME—The proposed West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) Ten Mile Road Athletic Complex. According to the WMSC, the field would host youth and amateur sports teams every weekend of the baseball/softball season and bring millions in revenue to the area.

Millions of dollars would come to the area if a proposed sports complex is built on Ten Mile Road. According to Mike Guswiler, Executive Director of the West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC), this area was identified in a study as being ideal for a sports complex. “We really took a look at this and had […]