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Woodburners in the village limits

Potential action on an ordinance regarding wood-burning furnaces in the village limits could be taken by White Pigeon municipal officials next month. The issue was discussed at length during Wednesday’s village council meeting, where President Dan Czajkowski said he is eager to see the matter put to rest, no matter what direction the seven-member panel takes. He said the council …

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Improvements for Farmers Market

The city of Three Rivers has issued a media release indicating a number of improvements are underway at the Three Rivers Farmers Market. City Clerk Melissa Bliss said a vendor meeting next week will yield more information about the revamped farmers market. The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Three Rivers City Hall. Questions about the meeting …

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Replacing the village clerk

A week after firing its village clerk, the Centreville Village Council has discussed options for a replacement, including holding off on filling the position. Village president Jeff Johnson suggested at last week’s village council meeting that the board takes its time in replacing Terrie Tully. Tully was fired April 2 from office duties, in part, for a faulty financial budget, …

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Hydrant flushing starts Sunday

Here’s a reminder from the Three Rivers Department of Public Services will begin its twice-a-year hydrant flushing Sunday night. Amy Roth, DPS director, said the flushing will start at 11 p.m. Sunday. She said crews expect flushing to continue Sunday through Thursday nights through the end of May. Each flushing will take place between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. The …

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One-time removal of items from properties

Starting Monday, the city of Three Rivers will partner with Waste Management to provide a one-time removal of items from residential properties. Items will be picked up by district beginning with the 1st District Monday, 2nd District Tuesday, 3rd District Wednesday and 4th District Thursday. Items to be picked up should be placed on the terrace area along with regular …

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Meijer looking to build in Sturgis

The Meijer grocery chain has confirmed it is looking into a new store in Sturgis. Later this month, the Sturgis Planning Commission will review site plans provided by the store regarding a site at South Centerville Road and West South Street. The location is north of the Sturgis Walmart. Preliminary plans call for a building just under 200,000-square-feet, though its …

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Water-trickle ends

The Three Rivers Department of Public Services has announced it is ending its suggested water-trickle notice. Most of the water services that were frozen over the winter months have now thawed, and frost is out of the ground in most areas, DPS officials said. The suggested measure was noted a month ago.

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City has vacancy to fill

The Sturgis City Commission has a vacancy to fill following a resignation announced last week. Mike Wilson has moved out of the city’s Third Precinct, making him ineligible to represent the area. The nine-member board is moving forward with plans to replace Wilson, who was on the commission for more than two years. Interested parties must submit an application to …

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Elections changed

The city of Sturgis will move its municipal elections to even-numbered years, following a unanimous vote taken this week by community leaders. Starting Jan.1, the city will implement the even-year vote, as 2015 will not be an election year. Instead, the next vote to select city commissioners will be decided in 2016. Consequently, current commissioners whose terms would have expired …

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Ordinance passed

The Three Rivers City Commission last week passed an ordinance related to sidewalk snow removal. The ordinance calls for the owner of a building or lot adjacent to a paved sidewalk to clear the sidewalk within 72 hours of a measureable snowfall. In addition, the ordinance requires sand or an abrasive to be applied if snow is too hard or …

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