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January 19, 2017
THINK SPRING – ZONING TIPS. It won’t be long before the snow begins to melt and EGR homeowners start thinking about outdoor projects again. Tom Fasse, our zoning administrator, has a few tips on garden sheds and decks to help you plan for your spring projects. Read more.
ASSESSMENT NOTICES. Assessment Notices will be mailed by February 18. The Assessor’s Review will be held on February 27 and 28. March Board of Review hearings will be held March 13 and 14. You can call 616.940.4818 to make an appointment upon receipt of your notice. Please review your assessment notice as Assessor’s Review and March Board of Review are the only times a valuation issue can be resolved.
The Consumer Price Index for assessment purposes for the 2017 year is .9%. If there was NOT a transfer of ownership on your property in 2016, your 2017 taxable value is calculated by multiplying your 2016 taxable value by 1.009. Physical changes of your property may also increase or decrease your taxable value. If there was a transfer of ownership on your property in 2016, your 2017 taxable value will be the same as your 2017 state equalized value.
If you have any questions, you can email Vicki Vander Lugt, assessor, or Stacey Hayes, assistant assessor, or call 616.940-4818.
KDL MUSICAL EXPLORATIONS WITH OTAMATONES. Set loose your inner musician with this musically-inspired maker lab. Experiment with different sounds to create your own musical masterpiece using tools such as the Otamatone, Snap Circuits and EduScience Kinetics. Ages six and older. Drop-in between 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22.
KD aLe THE PERFECT PAIR: CRAFT BEER AND CHEESE. You've probably enjoyed a classic wine and cheese pairing, but wait until you've experienced savory cheeses paired with flavorful Founders Brewing Co. craft beer! Join Aperitivo and Art of the Table as well as registered Cicerone, Angela Steil for this exclusive event. Pre-registration required and spots are very limited. For adults ages 21 and older. Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 6 7:30 p.m. Register now.
KDL BUILD-IT-UP DAY BRICK CONTEST. Families are encouraged to drop by the KDL Lab Experience maker space and build a creation using building bricks for the contest. KDL will announce the day's five prize-winning structures at 4:30 p.m. (Do not need to be present to win.) Sponsored by Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library. Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHEN THE LIBRARY LIGHTS GO OUT – A STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER. Bring your stuffed friend to the library for storytime and leave it for a sleepover at the library. Pick up your special friend the next day to see what fun it had while the library was closed. For ages six and younger. Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.