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East Express | January 3, 2019


Christmas Tree

 CHRISTMAS TREE & HOLIDAY WREATH DECORATION PICKUP 

 

Christmas trees, holiday wreaths and other natural plant-based decorations will be picked up on the out lawn by Public Works through the week of Jan. 14 following regular yard waste collection routes. The City is not able to collect trees, wreaths or other holiday decorations that have wire, ornaments, lights, etc. on them as the trees and wreaths are chipped/recycled. Please make sure any items placed out are only made of natural, plant-based materials. 



 

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE TO MEET CITY MANAGER CANDIDATES 

 

The City Commission invites you to meet the candidates for the city manager position at an open house on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at City Hall. Comment cards will be available to give your feedback. The five candidates will be formally interviewed by the City Commission on Friday, Jan. 11 in open meetings. More information.   



  

RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE FOR CITY MANAGER BRIAN DONOVAN 

 

The City will hold a retirement reception for City Manager Brian Donovan on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 6 to 8 pm at City Hall.  Brian is retiring after more than 25 years of service to the citizens of East Grand Rapids. Stop by the Community Center to thank him for his service and wish him well in his new ventures.
 


Baseball 

MIDDLE SCHOOL BASEBALL LEAGUE

This developmental, competitive league is a short “warm-up league” and is first come, first served to all 7th & 8th graders. Teams will be limited to 14 players per team to ensure adequate playing time. Competition will come from other middle schools and recreation departments in the surrounding area. Evaluations will be held in early March and practices will begin in mid to late March. Evaluations will be held indoors in an EGR school gym. Games will be held during the week and transportation will not be provided. Information will be sent out in early March with league details and evaluation times. Players must provide a glove, white pants, shoes/cleats, bat and helmet. Sign up online at eastgr.org/register by Monday, Feb. 11 to save $20.  



 

MOM AND SON FUN NIGHT 

 

Enjoy an evening of sports, sports and more sports with your son on Jan. 26! Mom & Son night will be held at EGR High School from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be games, fun challenges, a keepsake photo, swimming, Brick 4 Kidz fun, a Wax Poetic station, snacks and more! Check-in for this open house style event no later than 7 p.m. Sign up by Jan. 21 to receive a $5 discount! Register online at eastgr.org

 



 

COMMISSION AGENDAS AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE 

 

Agendas and background materials for the City Commission, Planning Commission and Parks & Recreation Commission meetings are available on our website at www.eastgr.org/agendas. You can also sign up to receive an email anytime new items are posted by visiting www.eastgr.org/signup



  

REEDS LAKE WATER QUALITY REPORT 

 

To view the 2018 Reeds Lake Water Quality Report and/or to view the GVMC-LGROW regional water quality repository, click here.



   

GVMC-LGROW WINTER TIPS


LGROW Winter Tips



  

WINTER MAINTENANCE SAFETY 

  • DO NOT CROWD THE PLOW-MAINTAIN SAFE DISTANCE. Snowplows are large and operators cannot see directly behind the truck. Plows push snow to the right shoulder and some are equipped with a wing plow, which is a 6-foot extension on the right-hand side of the plow. Plows also may need to back up at intersections during a storm response. Please be patient and give the plow drivers room to groom the roads. 
  • SLOW DOWN WHEN YOU SEE A SNOW PLOW. Snow plows travel at a slower speed. The most common crashes are motorists hitting the rear end of the plow. Stay alert and watch for a plow’s green and amber lights. 
  • PLOWS DO MORE THAN PLOW. Plow trucks also spread salt and deicing agents may spray your car. Maintain a safe distance between your car and the snowplow.  

Please visit the City website for more information on winter maintenance services. 


 


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