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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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Favorable ruling for City of Three Rivers

Members of a state panel Wednesday sided with the city of Three Rivers in its attempt to annex a 77-acre parcel of land from Lockport Township. By a 3-to-2 vote, the five-member State Boundary Commission recommended in favor of the city following a public proceeding at the commission’s office in Lansing. At stake is the prospective development of a $4.1 …

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Non-motorized improvements coming to Constantine

Constantine Village Manager Mark Honeysett said the municipality is not in compliance with a state law covering expenditures for non-motorized improvements. Non-motorized transportation is a critical element in the transportation system and increases mobility choices, relieves traffic congestion, reduces air pollution and fuel consumption and promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyles, he said. The state defines non-motorized primarily as pedestrians, …

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Railroad crossing closure considered in Sturgis

The city of Sturgis has tabled Michigan Department of Transportation’s recommendation to close a North Clay Street railroad crossing on the Michigan Southern Railroad line. The decision was made last month following a public hearing and several months of study by city staff and the Sturgis Planning Commission. Both bodies had recommended closing the North Clay Street crossing. Sturgis Mayor …

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New city commissioner named

Three Rivers City Commission members will welcome a new commissioner aboard the seven-person panel next week. Norm Stutesman was chosen Tuesday to replace Diane Clay as representative of the city’s Third District. Clay had to vacate the seat due to her move to another area of the community. Stutesman, 72, was chosen even though no applications for the position were …

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No applicants for city commission seat

A vacancy on the Three Rivers City Commission remains unfilled, as there were no applicants who filed for the partial-term seat before a Friday deadline last week. City officials said the seat was previously held by Diane Clay, who stepped down Dec. 20 in light of her move to another part of the community. The issue is likely to be …

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