Muskegon Heights Water Rates To Rise On January 1, 2014

This is not the same as the large increases in sewer rates that Muskegon Heights and other municipalities across the county have been enacting yearly for several years now.

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Heights City Council: Local Bid Accepted, Possible Street Renaming, Water Plant Study, Teamsters Contract Passed

Muskegon Heights plans to stick with a company within its borders for lawn services in 2013.

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Heights City Council Holds Off On County Jail Relocation Support Vote

Regardless of the estimations of cost, the resolution simply functions to put the review committee on notice that the City of Muskegon Heights is in support of the project.

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Councilman Vernonell Smith Plans Heights High School Grounds Cleanup For Saturday 6/30

At Monday’s Muskegon Heights city council meeting, councilman Vernonell Smith encouraged anyone in the community to help a cleanup effort this coming Saturday for Muskegon Heights Public Schools.

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Will Boarding Up The Historic Strand Theater Reduce Interest From Possible Developers or Preserve The Property For Them?

“The Strand is older than the Frauenthal,” said councilwoman Patrice Johnson of the former Michigan Theater on Western Avenue in Muskegon, which is about 7 years younger than the Strand and received a renovation over a decade ago. “I think that’s a really big deal.”

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City of Muskegon Heights to Join Muskegon Central Dispatch’s Internet Phone System

New fiber lines will not need to be run to city hall for the service, as the city’s police and fire departments already have the lines; this is a significant cost savings for implementation. New phone equipment will need to be purchased, and will cost $40,000 over 5 years. According to the city’s finance department, this will still save the city $7,000 a year for until the equipment is paid off; after that, savings of roughly $15,000 a year will be achieved.

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Muskegon Heights City Council Candidate Forum: A Breakdown

Running for three Council seats, four candidates spoke about economic development, neighborhood involvement, transit in the city and the community’s connection to city hall. Their answers, as well as paraphrased versions of the questions (or groups of similar questions) can be found below.

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