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Several matters before city commission

Two public hearings and six matters of new business, including a contract for street-sweeping services, will be fielded this evening by the Three Rivers City Commission. Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners are expected to stage public hearings on a zoning amendment at 1001 Wood Street and surrounding parcels, and an IFT request for precision wire form. New business includes a …

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Dog park in Sturgis?

Sturgis city commissioners last week said they want to study the potential development of a municipal dog park. Commissioners said they have received multiple inquiries from constituents about a dog park, and city manager Mike Hughes said that and development of recreation trails are among the community’s top priorities, after a recent review of the city’s master recreation plan. Commissioner …

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Sturgis reviews Doyle expansion proposal

Sturgis city commissioners last week reviewed a proposal for a $200,000 expansion at the Doyle Community Center. If approved, the additional funds would provide dedicated space for strength and cardio-training equipment, and open the possibility for future 24-hour access to the health site. On the table is a proposed 45- by 60-foot expansion to the northeast corner of the building, …

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Annexation of sports complex land halted

Lockport Township has secured a temporary restraining order in response to the city of Three Rivers on Tuesday annexing an 80-acre parcel of land for development of a multi-field sports complex. The issue is set to be settled before circuit court judge Paul Stutesman at 1 p.m. Feb. 17. The restraining order was signed Wednesday morning by St. Joseph County …

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Sturgis to decide on concrete for Wade Road project

Sturgis city commissioners must decide if they’ll spend a large share of this year’s local road millage to make an industrial access road a concrete surface, at the expense of doing some other city streets. City engineer Barry Cox last week said the initial plan for resurfacing Wade Road, off M- 66 South, called for asphalt paving. That total project …

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New business for the city commission

Mayor Tom Lowry and the Three Rivers City Commission have five matters of new business before them this evening. The agenda items include whether to consider the home at 429 Fourth Ave. a public nuisance and issue a demolition order; discussion of a $28,000 purchase order of diesel fuel with Drake’s Crystal Flash; consideration of awarding sports complex-related work to …

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