Residents ask tough questions about WWW properties Rockford City Manager Michael Young spoke to residents on Thursday, March 12 at City Hall about the future of the tannery property. Residents asked about saving jobs, seeking new, clean industry, and other possibilities for the Wolverine properties. City leaders invited homeowners adjacent to the properties up for redevelopment when Wolverine closes tannery operations in Rockford, but many others also showed up for the first of many open house-style meetings. According to City Mayor Chi Chi Rogers, future meetings will likely be held in a larger venue-such as one of Rockford’s middle schools-in order to accommodate what will likely be a large crowd.
A mandatory Rockford High School crew parent meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the Rockford Freshman Center cafeteria. All parents of interested rowers are asked to attend. Details will be provided regarding schedules, practice dates, testing requirements, costs, fundraising and conditioning. For more information, please contact Bill McDaniel at (616) 813-7955.