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East Express E-Newsletter
June 1, 2017
The road and trail closures are to allow the safe setup and detonation of a fireworks display by a licensed pyrotechnics company. The fireworks are being hosted by the family of Eileen DeVries, a long-time East Grand Rapids resident who passed away recently. The family is holding the fireworks show in her memory and invites the public to enjoy the show from any public location with a view of the airspace over Reeds Lake.
The fireworks show will begin at approximately 10:00 p.m. and last about 15 minutes.
CITY JOINS NETWORK TO MANAGE INVASIVE SPECIES. In an effort to further improve management of invasive species in East, the City has become a member of the West Michigan Conservation Network. The group will be assisting City staff with an invasive species management plan, including determining which invasive species are in the community. Read the full story here.
FY 2017-18 BUDGET. At its Monday, June 5 meeting, the City Commission will vote to implement the City Manager's recommended budget for FY 2017-18. The public is invited to comment during the meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. To view the recommended budget, click this link. Or, for a brief video overview of the budget, click here.
LAKE DRIVE CONSTRUCTION. The City has begun construction on Lake Drive, from Hall Street to the east City limit. The project will include grinding and resurfacing of the road, curb and sidewalk repair and draining and minor utility repairs. The road will be closed until mid July. Motorists should follow the posted detour or seek alternative routes during the project. Visit our website for regular construction updates.
SAFETY WARNING. Please remember to lock your doors! There have been a few auto larceny reports recently, specifically in the southern part of the City. In almost all these incidents, the car doors were unlocked. As a reminder, NEVER leave your car, house or garage doors unlocked. Though we work extremely hard to keep our community safe, we still need to take precautionary steps. Let’s all do what we can to keep EGR a safe place to live, work and play.
THE BROUWERS AGENCY MOVIES IN THE PARK LINEUP. All movies begin at dusk in John Collins Park.
For more information, click here.
UNITED BANK’S CONCERTS IN THE PARK LINEUP. All concerts start at 7 p.m. in John Collins Park.
KDL SUMMER READING. The Library's popular summer reading program is back! Starting June 5, readers of all ages can put their creativity to work as they read, learn and engage in new experiences at KDL! To learn more and register, click here.
DINOSAUR DAY WITH PALEOJOE. Join KDL as PaleoJoe introduces creatures that have been extinct for millions of years: T-Rex, Velociraptor and more. Specimens and actual fossils will bring the past to life. For children 6 to 12 on Friday, June 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
KDL PARK PARTIES. All events start at 2 p.m. in John Collins Park.
Questions? The fence ordinance can be found online or call us at 616.940.4817.