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East Express E-Newsletter
July 20, 2017
STORM CLEANUP. After the July 7 storm, Public Works crews have been hard at work to clean up all the debris. In fact, crews have worked more than 340 hours, 125 of which were overtime, to ensure everyone is back to normal. If you see crews working in your neighborhood, we encourage you to stop and say thanks for their hard work!
As you continue to clean up your yard, please keep in mind yard waste pickup regulations. Yard waste pickup will continue on the regular schedule. Additional crews will be following up over the next few weeks to remove damaged limbs, trees, remove stumps, etc. in the public right-of-way related to storm damage. To report any additional damage that needs attention please contact Public Works at 940.4870 or 940.4817. Thank you for patience and understanding during the cleanup process.
USS FORD COMMISSIONING. Join the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation for a special event to commemorate the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford - CVN 78 at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Mayor Seibold will give the opening remarks as we gather as a community to honor our hometown hero: President Gerald R. Ford. More details here.
CLEAR VISION AREAS. City Code prohibits trees, shrubs, etc. from obstructing public ways and clear vision areas. Please make sure that any trees or shrubs, bushes, etc. are clear from impeding over sidewalks. The required height for clearance over a street or sidewalk is 10 feet, meaning that trees can overhang sidewalks at a lesser height. Clear vision areas at street corners may not have plant height in excess of 30 inches in 20 foot by 20 foot triangle areas adjacent to street corners.
RHOADES MCKEE REEDS LAKE TRIATHLON. Join us for the 34th Annual Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquabike on the shores of Beautiful Reeds Lake on Saturday, September 9. This premier West Michigan event consists of a Sprint and Olympic Distance Triathlon, Duathlon and Aqua Bike. Register today.
Volunteers are needed! Find out all the details here.
FENCES. Is that old fence looking like it can't stand up much longer or are you thinking of installing a new one? You won't need a building permit, but there are some city ordinance rules that you should be aware of.
Questions? The fence ordinance can be found on line here or call us at 616-940-4817.
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 PARK PARTIES. All events start at 2 p.m. in John Collins Park.
BOATS, TRAILERS & RVS. Please remember, outdoor storage of boats, trailers and RVs is allowed for up to 72 hours on streets and driveways. Otherwise, they must be stored indoors, or in a rear yard only, and then they must be reasonably shielded from view. Not all properties are capable of accommodating such storage so you might have to seek offsite storage for your "recreational unit."
FALL DANCE CLASSES. Registration is now open for fall dance classes, including Tuesday morning Tiny Toes (ages 2-3) and Twinkle Toes 1 (ages 3-4). More information about dance classes and other fall programming can be found here.