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East Express E-Newsletter
December 1, 2016



SNOWPLOW SEASON IS COMING.
Though we've had unseasonably warm weather, the snow will be coming soon and Public Works has been preparing for when it does. Read more about snow plowing in EGR here.  

 Snowplow


SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION. 
The East Grand Rapids Community Foundation serves as a catalyst to improve and enhance the life of the residents in our community. Throughout the year, it works to provide funding to a number of projects in our community – and it does this with of the generosity of our supporters, like you. Please consider making a gift to EGRCF. Your gift will directly impact community projects that enhance, engage, educate and enrich residents in East Grand Rapids. Make your gift now. 

 

 EGRCF Logo


FALL LEAF/YARD WASTE SERVICE. 
Fall leaf/yard waste collection is nearing completion for 2016.  Please note, the last week of yard waste pickup is Monday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 9. 


Fall Leaf Pickup 

HOLIDAY CYBER SECURITY. This holiday season, millions of Americans will turn to their digital devices to find that perfect gift for the special people in their life. And while the conveniences of online shopping have made it popular, there are many security threats that come with digital commerce.Read Public Safety Officer Jeff DeJonge's tips to keep your financial security safe during the holiday season here.



Cyber Security
 


HELP KEEP CATCH BASINS CLEAR.
Please remember to keep storm sewer catch basins clear, especially during fall leaf season, to prevent streets from flooding during rain events. With over 1,200 catch basins, the City needs the help and cooperation of residents to keep them clear so storm water does not flood streets.


Catch Basins


CHRISTMAS TREE-HOLIDAY WREATH PICKUP. Christmas trees, holiday wreaths and other natural plant based decorations will be picked up on the terrace side of the curb by Public Works Tuesday, Jan. 3 through Friday, Jan. 13 following regular yard waste collection routes. (Monday's route on January 2 will be collected on Tuesday, Jan. 3.) The City is not able to collect trees, wreaths or other holiday decorations that have wire, ornaments, lights, etc. on/part of them as the trees and wreaths are chipped/recycled. Please make sure any of these items placed out are only natural, plant based material.


 Tree pickup


LEAF PICKUP IN THE NEWS.
Our fall leaf pickup was recently featured on FOX 17 when Tracy Hinson stopped by Public Works to learn all about the program. Jan Holst from MLive/Cadence also wrote a story highlighting the collection. Each year, the City collects about 30 thousand cubic feet of yard waste, half of which comes from the leaf collection.

 Leaf Pile


EGR PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY BUDGET GUIDE. 
The East Grand Rapids Public Schools Community Budget Guide has been updated to reflect the 2016-2017 amended budget. This guide is designed as a tool to provide continued transparency and information to community members regarding the complexities and challenges surrounding the development of the East Grand Rapids Public Schools' annual budget. You can read the guide and learn more about the various factors that impact our annual budget here

 EGRPS Budget


GR BALLET AT THE LIBRARY: THE NUTCRACKER. 
Join the library for a preview of the Grand Rapids Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker told through music, narration and dance. Performance begins at 2 p.m., sharp, with snacks and a craft following. Sponsored by the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library. Sunday, Dec. in room 105 (downstairs ).

 Nutcracker


PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER SAVES RESIDENT'S LIFE. Recently, Public Safety Officers Andrew Good and Evan Stuart responded to a call from a resident. Thanks to Andrew's training as a paramedic and our public safety cross-training, the pair were able to save her life. Read the whole story on MLive here

 Officer Good


THE REINDEER ARE COMING! Traveling all the way from the North Pole via Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farms, live reindeer will be visiting the library on Tuesday, Dec20 in the lower library parking lot from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dress warmly and don't forget the camera!

 Reindeer


PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS HONORED. Recently, more than 50 officers from 15 West Michigan law enforcement departments, including EGR, gathered at Resurrection Life Church for a special presentation event by the church's women and children to thank officers for the work they do everyday to keep our communities safe. Learn more here.


DPS Shield 

DAVE JOHNSON JOINS PUBLIC WORKS. 
Please join us in welcoming our Public Works Engineering Technician Dave Johnson, who comes to East from the City of Grand Rapids. Dave’s employment experience also includes working for several road commissions/public works agencies and the State of Michigan with the Department of Environmental Quality. Dave has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University and has obtained his Engineer in Training (EIT) certification from the State of Michigan. 


Dave Johnson


WINTER PROPERTY TAXES. 
Winter property taxes will be mailed out today (Thursday, Dec. 1) and are due back by Feb. 14. If you have any questions about property taxes, please call 616.949.2110 or click here

 
Taxes Due

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