Concerns were raised by residents during the public hearing at the city council meeting on March 21, 2016, despite the confirmation of an assessment regarding proposed sidewalk improvements. According to the meeting agenda, the property was first announced at the city council meeting on December 21, 2015. At the meeting on January 18, 2016, the council agreed to make the improvements and ordered the Assessor to prepare estimated costs and provide notice of a public hearing. Mason City administrator Deb Stuart said the role of the city council on Monday was to confirm the assessment, as the council already voted in January that the sidewalk improvements will be completed. The assessment directs the treasurer to collect funds with the July taxes.
By Kamen Kessler
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter
DEWITT — A recent 8-0 vote at the DeWitt Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting gave the ET MacKenzie Company renewal for their five-year special use permit grant. The ET MacKenzie Company had a renewal of their special use permit up for debate at the Oct. 26 meeting. The renewal, which is required to be approved every year of the five-year grant, was in the second year, according to Ron Clark, an ET MacKenzie project manager. The grant is for use of the Clark Road Pit located between Old U.S. Route 27 and Wood Road, where the company uses heavy construction equipment to extract sand and gravel, mostly used for roads in the Midwest area, according to Clark.
The Arts Council of Greater Lansing is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2015, and its accomplishments are easily recognized. However, it took Clinton County a little longer to show the recognition that the art community was looking for. Both Ingham County and Eaton County have granted the council a tribute, but Clinton County did not get the memo. Council Executive Director Deborah Mikula presented her plea at the Clinton County Board of Commissioners meeting on Feb. 24.
By Tiara Marocco
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Writer
DeWitt, MI – DeWitt City Council passed a crosswalk striping bid presented at their meeting on October 9, 2012. The current crosswalks have been marked with waterborne paint and during the winter this causes them to fade resulting in the need to be repainted every year, said Daniel Coss, DeWitt city administrator. With winter approaching, the council was recommended “to accept the quote of P.K. Contracting for a no-to-exceed amount of $3,768.41 to install needed cold plastic pavement marking at various locations in the City of DeWitt,” according to the meeting agenda. A new mark
The cold plastics pavement marking tape is a product of 3M™ Stamark™ and is designed to improve road safety. “To have a contractor install the cold plastic crosswalk tape it costs about double of what the waterborne paint marking cost per foot,” said Rich Miller, DeWitt public service supervisor.