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TR sports complex moves forward

Three Rivers’ effort to annex a 77-acre property from Lockport Township gained considerable strength Thursday, following support from a key state official. Shelly Edgerton director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, sided with a recommendation from her five-member commission and approved the annexation. Edgerton’s signature Thursday means Three Rivers cleared the most significant – and potentially final …

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Several matters of new business for city commission

Two public hearings and eight matters of new business highlight this evening’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. The public hearings center on a budget hearing and property-tax act, and a user-fee ordinance update. Business to be considered by Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners include the sale of 125 East Broadway Street to Clark Logic for $275,000, a resolution related to …

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Local sports complex – Court reverses local ruling

Three Rivers’ plan to develop a multi-field sports complex hit a snag Tuesday, when the Michigan Third District Court of Appeals reversed a local ruling on whether the parcel is vacant. The setback marks a win for Lockport Township. Its officials filed the appeal in February 2016 after St. Joseph County District Court Judge Jeff Middleton ruled the 77-acre parcel …

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Grant approved for TR business

A Community Development Block grant application for a brew pub in downtown Three Rivers was approved Tuesday by the Three Rivers City Commission. The $365,788 CDBG was being sought by Landmark Tap House and Grille, which is slated to open in a three-storefront location North Main Street early next year. Specifically, it is targeted for an area that included Pub …

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Youth sports complex moves forward

Over the objections of a vocal opponent and despite concerns from a pair of its members, Three Rivers City Commission has authorized design, bidding and construction-engineering services related to a proposed youth sports complex. Tuesday’s action allocates more than $300,000 to Kalamazoo-based Virdis Design Group. The decision came after resident Kathy Bingaman questioned whether it was premature to act on …

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City commission considers sports complex project

A matter of business related to the Three Rivers Youth Sports Complex highlights this evening’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners will consider authorizing more than $320,000 to Virdis Design Group to proceed with the design, bidding and construction engineering for the proposed facility. Also, the commission will consider authorizing city staff to execute any necessary …

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