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At-Large commissioner candidates in August 6th primary share views in Three Rivers Commercial-News article

Posted July 20, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Voters in the City of Three Rivers will trim the number of candidates for an At-Large commissioner position on the Three Rivers City Commission from three to two in primary election balloting on Tuesday, August 6th. The field includes: Linda Gearhart, 720 8th St, Three Rivers, MI 49093 Larry Matson, 627 S. Constantine St, Three […]

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Larry Matson appointed to At-Large commissioner seat on Three Rivers City Commission

Posted July 16, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Larry Matson is back as a member of the Three Rivers City Commission. Matson, a retiree who lives at 627 South Constantine Street, was appointed Tuesday evening (July 16) to serve as an At-Large commissioner until the November general election, thus filling the seat left vacant by the departure of David York.  York  resigned, effective […]

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Appointment to fill At-Large commissioner seat among agenda items for Three Rivers City Commission meeting Tuesday evening

Posted July 15, 2013 by Bruce Snook

An appointment to fill the seat left vacant by the recent resignation of At-Large Commissioner David York is an agenda item for the Three Rivers City Commission meeting Tuesday evening (July 16).  One person – former Commissioner Larry Matson – applied for the position and City Manager Joe Bippus is recommending that he be appointed […]

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Nancy Boyce appointed to Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority Board

Posted July 3, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Nancy Boyce, the owner/operator of Golden Finch Frame & Gallery at 62 North Main Street, is the newest member of the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board of Directors. Boyce was appointed to fill the position left vacant by the death of Patty Lockwood in March. The selection of Boyce came on a 3-to-1 […]

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Three Rivers City Commission meeting on Tuesday evening calendar

Posted July 2, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Resolutions setting ‘show cause hearings’ for three properties found to have “structural defects and unsafe conditions” are items of business for the Three Rivers City Commission meeting Tuesday evening (July 2).  The properties are located at 414 Maple Street, 210 South Hooker Avenue and 926 Millard Street. The commission is also slated to: consider for […]

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Three Rivers City Commission bids farewell to At-Large Commissioner David York, sets process for filling vacancy

Posted June 19, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers City Commission has set Friday, July 12 at noon as the deadline for persons interested in filling the vacancy created by the resignation of At-Large Commissioner David York to submit a Citizen Interest Form to the City Clerk’s office.  The forms are available at City Hall and online from the City of […]

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TR City Commission to conduct two public hearings during meeting Tuesday evening

Posted June 18, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Two public hearings are on the agenda for the Three Rivers City Commission meeting Tuesday evening (June 18). The first hearing concerns a new Sewer Use Ordinance (SUO) and a new Water Use Ordinance.  Both have been approved by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  The second pertains to closing out a CDBG 2010 Downtown […]

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Three Rivers City Commission approves Lockport Township Fire Protection Service Agreement for 15-year period

Posted June 5, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers City Commission has put its stamp of approval on a proposed agreement for the City of Three Rivers Fire Department to provide fire protection service to the western portion of Lockport Township for a 15-year period beginning in 2014.  That portion of Lockport Township is currently served through a contract with the […]

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Public hearings on proposed 2014 FY Budget and User Fee Ordinance Update on agenda for Three Rivers City Commission meeting Tuesday evening

Posted June 3, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers City Commission is slated to conduct TWO public hearings during its meeting Tuesday evening (June 4th), one on the proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, the other on a User Fee Ordinance Update. At the outset of the meeting, Andy Goldberger is scheduled to present a hospital update.  Goldberger served as the city’s […]

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Three Rivers City Commission authorizes improvement of St. Joseph River crossing manhole

Posted May 24, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers City Commission has authorized improvement of the St. Joseph River crossing manhole just south of Broadway Street. The action came Tuesday evening (May 21st) when the commission awarded the work to the low bidder on the project, Northern Construction Services Corp (NCSC), at a cost of $9,100. The manhole was the source […]

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Three Rivers City Commission balks at allowing retail sales at site in residential area

Posted May 23, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers City Commission has balked at a request for a special use permit to allow retail sales at a site in a residential area along Millard Street. Although no action was taken Tuesday evening (May 21), the commission indicated opposition to granting permission for Ecig Best Save Inc. to conduct sales of electronic […]

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Commissioner York to leave office prior to end of current term

Posted May 22, 2013 by Bruce Snook

At-Large Commissioner David York intends to leave office prior to the end of his current term in November. In brief remarks during the ‘City Commission and City Manager’s Communications’ portion of the Three Rivers City Commission meeting Tuesday evening (May 21st), York said he has purchased a home on Ash Road and, thus, will be […]

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Busy agenda for Three Rivers City Commission meeting Tuesday evening

Posted May 20, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Tuesday evening (May 21) promises to be a busy one for the Three Rivers City Commission. The agenda for the session includes four public hearings and eight items of business.  Even the ‘consent agenda’, generally handled with a single action, lists a dozen items including two related to the Three Rivers Water Festival in June. […]

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User Fee Ordinance update, budget review on agenda for special meeting of Three Rivers City Commission Tuesday evening

Posted May 13, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers City Commission will meet in special session at 6 p.m. Tuesday (May 14). The commission is slated to consider accepting a User Fee Ordinance update for first reading and setting a public hearing on the ordinance for June 4. The commission will also review the proposed budget for the new fiscal year […]

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Three Rivers City Commission approves Mural Mall change order, project nears completion

Posted May 10, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers City Commission has approved ‘Mural Mall Change Order # 1’ for the Mural Mall reconstruction project that began on New Year’s Eve and is now nearing completion. The action came Monday evening (May 6th). As noted in a memo from City Manager Joe Bippus, “The City has been in the construction phase […]

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Three Rivers City Commission indicates support for proposed agriculture fertilizer storage facility on Essex site

Posted May 7, 2013 by Bruce Snook

“Is this still something I should be working toward?  Are we still interested?” These were questions posed by City Manager Joe Bippus in the course of an informational session during the Three Rivers City Commission meeting Monday evening (May 6) – activity focused on a proposal from DOVE Ag Services, Inc. to construct a large […]

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Three Rivers City Commission to conduct public hearing on updated user fee ordinance during meeting Monday evening

Posted May 6, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers City Commission is slated to conduct a public hearing on an updated user fee ordinance during its meeting Monday evening (May 6th).  The meeting is one day earlier than usual because of the election on Tuesday. The commission is also expected to: Hear public comments on the idea of selling property at […]

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Three Rivers City Commission opts to stay with outsourcing of inspection services

Posted April 21, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers City Commission has decided to stick with outsourcing inspection services, rather than bringing them “in-house” again as part of the city government. The determination came on a 5-to-1 vote during the April 16th commission meeting after extensive discussion on the topic in response to a report from City Manager Joe Bippus comparing […]

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Three Rivers City Commission to meet Tuesday evening

Posted April 16, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Three items are listed under ‘Presentations and Recognitions’ on the agenda for the Three Rivers City Commission meeting Tuesday evening (April 16).  They include a proclamation regarding the selection of Carol Boulette by the Three Rivers Lions Club as the 2013 ‘Citizen of the Year’, a proclamation regarding this year’s ‘Save the Frogs!’ observance, and […]

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Three Rivers City Commission accepts Warner Drive as public street, approves temporary easements as Menards opening nears

Posted April 4, 2013 by Bruce Snook

With the spring opening of a Menards home improvement center in Three Rivers approaching, the Three Rivers City Commission has accepted Warner Drive as a public street and authorized acceptance of two easements related to the new store on Broadway. The actions came Tuesday evening (April 2) as City Attorney Pat O’Malley presented the original […]

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