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Lowell Historic District Commission considers safety changes to the new bridge over the Flat River

Lowell Historic District Commission considers safety changes to the new bridge over the Flat River

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) The Lowell Historic District Commission discussed proposed safety enhancements to the new state bridge over the Flat River in Downtown Lowell Tuesday night.

Last year a parent contacted the city over a concern that the slats on the new cement railings were wide enough for a small child to slip through and into the river. HDC Commissioner Greg Canfield noted that code for deck railings in the city is 4 inches between slats, while the cement bridge slats have a space of six inches.

Free services offered to Vergennes Township residents

Vergennes Twp., Mich. (WZZM) The township offers free notary services to residents. Jean Hoffman, Treasurer, and Mari Stone, Clerk, are both Notaries.

If you are wondering what notarization actually does, the Notary is simply certifying that the signature on the document is that of the identified person. That is why you must show ID to the Notary, and the Notary must witness the signature.

Should you need a document notarized, call the township during office hours to make sure one of us are there. The phone number is 616-897-5671.

Lowell Charter Township Budget Hearing

From: http://www.twp.lowell.mi.us

Please take notice that there will be a budget hearing on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 followed by a regular meeting of the Lowell Township Board.  The hearing will be held at 7:00 PM at the Lowell Township Hall, 2910 Alden Nash SE, Lowell, MI.  At such time, in accordance with the law, a budget covering proposed expenditures and estimated revenues of the Township shall be submitted for consideration.  Copies of the proposed budget are available at the Township Hall during regular office hours or on the Township’s website - Click here for Budget

Linda S. Regan, Clerk

City of Lowell Public Notice

City of Lowell Public Notice

From: http://www.ci.lowell.mi.us

The Lowell City Council will conduct a public hearing at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, Lowell City Hall, Second Floor, 301 East Main Street, Lowell, Michigan for the purpose of receiving comments from the public on the following: 

AN ORDINANCE TO ADD CHAPTER 22, "ELECTRIC UTILITY RATES AND CHARGES," TO THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF LOWELL

THE CITY OF LOWELL ORDAINS:

Section 1. Addition of Chapter 22. Chapter 22, "Electric Utility Rates and Charges," is added to the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lowell to read as follows:

CHAPTER 22. ELECTRIC UTILITY RATES AND CHARGES

Sec. 22-1.

City of Lowell adopts revised ordinance for soft-sided garages

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) The issue of soft-sided garages came before the Lowell City Council on Tuesday.  The initial proposal failed last spring but passed 4-1 this time around.  The proponent of the last measure, Council member Maryalene LaPonsie, voted against it this time around. 

You can read the entire ordinance below:

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SUBSECTIONS I AND J AND ADD NEW SUBSECTIONS J AND K TO SECTION 4.08, “ACCESSORY BUILDING AND USES;” TO CHAPTER 4, “GENERAL PROVISIONS,” AMEND SECTION 12A.03, “SPECIAL LAND USES,” OF CHAPTER 12A, “I-L LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT,” AND AMEND SECTION 13.03, “SPECIAL LAND USES,” OF CHAPTER 13, “I - INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT,” OF "APPENDIX A – ZONING ORDINANCE" OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF LOWELL

 

Lowell Historic Commission approves mirrored glass to block sunlight in council chambers

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) The Lowell Historic Commission cast a split vote on a project proposed for City Hall.

Officials asked the historic commission Tuesday to review and approve mirrored glass for the upper portion of the windows in city council chambers.

City Clerk Betty Morlock says Tuesday's election went very well

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) Turn-out at the polls in Lowell on election day reached about 41%.

City Clerk Betty Morlock tells WZZM 13 News that number is higher than she expected. Statewide turn-out was 45% which was lower than the Secretary of State's office anticipated.

This was also the first election the two precincts were color-coded to make it easier for voters.  Morlock said, "I did not do the color coding in August and there was definitely more confusion.  But with the color coding, it went very fast and smooth for the voters...