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East Express | March 15, 2018 

Master Plan

An updated draft of the Comprehensive Master Plan is now available on the city's website. The City Commission will begin discussing the draft at their meeting on March 19. They will also vote on whether to begin the 42-day review process required before the final adoption. Public comment will be welcome at any of the upcoming meetings listed on the website or by email to our city clerk. Learn more


Yard Waste Pickup

Though we've had a few tastes of warm weather, winter still isn’t technically over. If you have begun doing yard work, please do not place barrels and bags out for pickup or rake leaves into the street. Yard waste collection will resume Monday, April 2. As a reminder, here are the guidelines for yard waste pickup. 

2018 Construction Projects 

Below is a preliminary map of upcoming construction projects. With the execption of the Breton Rd. project, all projects are scheduled to be completed by July, baring any unforeseen circumstances. Notices have been sent to homes that will be affected by the projects. More details will be released soon in upcoming newsletters and on the website. 


Pot Holes

Crews will be out over the next several weeks fixing potholes throughout the city. If you notice a pothole, please call Public Works at 616.940.4870 or click here to submit a request online.

Irish Jig 2018 Course Map

Irish Jig

Please note, the Spectrum Health Irish Jig will be held Saturday, March 17. There will be road closures -- see course map above. Please be extra careful while commuting around the race course and plan ahead for delays.

Spring Break Camps

If you're staying in town for spring break, EGR Parks & Recreation has a number of activities for your kiddos. You can register by calling 616.949.1750 or online

Spring Break Camps 2018

EGRPS Superintendent Retires 

Congratulations to East Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Sara Shubel on her retirement. Thank you for your service to our community. Lear more about Dr. Shubel's retirement in this article from MLive.

Spectrum Health – Blodgett Hospital Proposed Site Plan

Spectrum Health recently submitted a site plan for changes to the Blodgett campus parking and wayfinding. After public input, including a special Planning Commission meeting, Spectrum Health reevaluated its plans and submitted an updated draft. A special Planning Commission meeting is planned for Tuesday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Community Center. Updated plans will be uploaded to the City's website by the end of the week. Information on plans can be found here.

2018 Sweetheart Dance

2018 EGR Sweetheart Dance An Evening in Paris

Girls from age four to the eighth grade are invited to bring their dad, grandpa, uncle or special friend to this Parisian themed event. Receive a beautiful corsage before heading to the dance floor. Enjoy delicious desserts and make a special craft to bring home. “Dates” will compete for the most outrageous heart-themed tie. It’s sure to be a magical night!

Saturday, March 24, 2018
East Grand Rapids Middle School
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Res. $37/couple, NR $47/couple
Res. $25/ind., NR $35/ind

Sign up by March 19 to receive a $5 discount. 

Register by calling 616.949.1750 or online

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