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My Town Plainfield Township: Seasonal pass prices rise for residents

My Town Plainfield Township: Seasonal pass prices rise for residents

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.-- Some visitors to Versluis Park will have to pay more this season.

The Plainfield Township Board recently approved increasing the price of residential season park passes from $20 to $25, effective Jan. 1.  Planfield Township Superintendent Cameran VanWyngarden says non-resident season passes and single day rates remain the same, at $75 and $10 per car, respectively.

"We believe the new season pass rate remains a remarkable value for Plainfield Township residents," VanWyngarden said in a statement to WZZM 13.  

My Town: Judge Redford leaving 17th Circuit Court

My Town: Judge Redford leaving 17th Circuit Court

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The search is on for a new judge to preside over Michigan’s 17th Circuit Court in Kent County.

Chief Judge Robert Redford is leaving his post to become the chief legal counsel for the governor’s executive office.  Governor Snyder chose Redford to replace Judge Mike Gadola, who was recently appointed to the Michigan Court of Appeals. 

Snyder also named Rep. John Walsh his director of strategy.

“It’s essential to have such talented individuals who have a passion for helping the people of our state and the vision and expertise to craft policy and build relationships that will help us accelerate our state’s dramatic comeback and work to keep moving Michigan forward,” Snyder said. “I know I’ve found the right people in Rep. Walsh and Judge Redford.”

My Town: Thirteen local lawmakers post perfect voting record for 2014

My Town: Thirteen local lawmakers post perfect voting record for 2014

LANSING, Mich.—State Sen. Mark Jansen tops the list of West Michigan lawmakers who missed the most votes this year, according to the Missed Votes Report compiled by Jack McHugh, editor of MichiganVotes.org.

Jansen missed 46 votes between January and December of this year. The District 28 Republican represents a large portion of Kent County, including Ada, Algoma, Alpine, Cannon, Courtland, Grand Rapids and Plainfield townships, as well as East Grand Rapids, Rockford, Walker and Wyoming.

State Rep. Jon Bumstead, who represents Newaygo, Lake and Oceana counties, had the most missed votes among West Michigan lawmakers in the House, with 21 this year.  

Three senators and three representatives missed 50 or more votes this year.  The top offenders were Rep. John Olumba of Detroit, with 233 missed votes, and Sen. Bert Johnson of Detroit, with 187 missed votes.

My Town: Plainfield Township earns national honor for financial clarity

My Town: Plainfield Township earns national honor for financial clarity

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Plainfield Township is getting a national nod for its financial reporting.

Accounting manager Warren T. Smith recently accepted the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.  The Township earned the honor for its clarity on its comprehensive annual financial report, as well as its ability to motivate people to read the report.

 The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting is the highest form of recognition of its kind.

Plainfield Township Farmer’s Market Come’s to a Close

Plainfield Township Farmer’s Market Come’s to a Close

It’s just about that time for summer growing season to wind down, so get in your trips to the Plainfield Township Farmer’s Market.

All summer this plentiful Farmer’s Market of plants, homemade crafts, fruits & vegetables operated from noon to 6pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Get your trips in to the front of Frontline Church located at 4411 Plainfield Avenue for the last 2 days the Market is open, October 7 or the October 9.

Bridge Cards & Double Up Food Bucks Accepted.

Visit www.plainfieldchartertwp.org for more information regarding Plainfield Township.

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

 

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR AND RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL C.H. McDANIEL

PARTICIPATES IN WEST MICHIGAN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

 

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.

My Town: Federal funding coming to two local fire departments

My Town: Federal funding coming to two local fire departments

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Two local fire departments are getting a financial boost to help save lives.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is awarding Plainfield Fire Department $274,860 for fire prevention activities.  As part of the grant, the township must come up with approximately  $14,466 to support the program. 

The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety is also receiving $22,107 in federal funding to improve operations and safety.  Both grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters grant program operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“These grants will help the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety and the Plainfield Fire Department in their vital mission of protecting lives and property in their communities,” said Sen. Carl Levin.