There's also concern about whether Palisades Nuclear Plant — one of the county's largest employers — will survive into the future as a deregulated plant that is forced to compete with cheaper fuel offered by natural gas plants and renewable energy sources.
She said she hopes the future will be good for her hometown. Sometimes you need to be still, but for me it won't be for long.”By ROD SMITHFor the Tribune The Van Buren County Board of Commissioners are officially placing a millage request on the May 2017 ballot to fund a proposed building expansion program at the courthouse and jail complex, and an adjacent county building, all located in Paw Paw. For a property with a taxable value of ,000, the annual levy would be .
One of the hurdles to construction is getting permission from the Village of Paw Paw to build on St. But Commissioner John "Mike" Henry didn't see that as a lock-in.
Assuming the millage is passed "the board is not obligated the levy the millage at all," Henry said.
Work at Baseline will include roofing, mechanical, plumbing upgrades, and a new, secure entrance, said Kevin Dee, district director of non-instructional services. The 9,000 work at Lincoln will include mechanical and plumbing work, new windows and the addition of a secure entrance vestibule. The other two recipients were Civil War veteran William Wilcox and Korean War veteran Duane Dewey.
Lincoln is now the oldest school in the district, with its oldest sections dating to 19, Dee said. All three legislators feel Mc Cloughan is very deserving for the nation's highest military honor.
The township also undertook the task of sealcoating 10 miles of roadways each year and clearing roadside ditches on a regular cycle.
She and her husband Geoffrey even helped address blight concerns downtown when they purchased a home that had become known as a hangout for alleged drug dealers.
Henry called the ballot issue "a very significant public safety millage."He said the way that prisoners get moved from jail to court "stinks." The court facility was designed in the late 1890s and built in 1901."I think they did a great job to design a great facility that's stood a hundred-plus years of use," Henry said.
Renovations to the Annex Building itself would start after the court facility is completed.
Renovations to the Administration and Land Management Building, across the street to the north of the courthouse, will begin after the other three projects are completed. Commissioner Richard Freestone said he was concerned about the millage locking in the county if the road isn't vacated.
By ANDREW LERSTENFor the Tribune South Haven Public Schools Board of Education has given the green light for .4 million in bond-funded construction projects at several schools. Mc Cloughan eligible for the Medal of Honor for his acts of heroism and valor during the Vietnam War.
About million of the work is scheduled to take place at Baseline Middle School and at Lincoln Elementary School. If the legislation is approved and he receives it, it will mark the third time a South Haven veteran has received the Medal of Honor.