Government

Near family providing three generations of public service.

January 21, 2019

Near family providing three generations of public service. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. SHELBY – Andy Near grew up watching his dad, Ken Near, routinely attend Shelby Township Board meetings. Andy – following in his father’s footsteps – serves as a Shelby Village Council trustee. Now, a third-generation Near family member begins her tenure in public service as Andy’s 26-year-old daughter…

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Village considers bond proposals for $3.2 million in street repairs.

April 13, 2016

PENTWATER — The Pentwater Village Council was updated on the services committee’s assessment of local streets, and the most economical way to pay for the needed repairs and maintenance Monday, April 11, according to a press release from the village.    Last May, the village retained the Wade Trim engineering consulting firm, which concluded in September that nearly 70 percent…

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Hansen faces challenger in Tuesday’s primary

August 1, 2014
Hansen faces challenger in Tuesday’s primary

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. Sen. Goeff Hansen (R-Hart) is challenged in Tuesday’s primary election by Republican Nick Sundquist of Muskegon to represent Michigan Senate’s 34th District, which includes Muskegon, Newaygo and Oceana counties. Here is some information about the candidates: Goeff Hansen Basic Info – Age 56, married with two grown sons and four grandchildren. – Owns Hansen Distributing;…

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911 presents millage request to council

June 24, 2014

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. SHELBY — Mason-Oceana 911 is requesting a millage during the August 5 primary, and Operations Manager Todd Myers presented the request to the Shelby Village Council Monday night. The emergency dispatch center is requesting a .14 millage for six years due to persistent declines in local telephone line surcharge revenues, which account for 75 percent…

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