Carson City Council

New mayor takes over in Carson City

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Except for a few years when he was serving in the United States Navy, Carson City’s new mayor Neil Kapustka was born, raised and has worked in town his entire life.

Kapustka has been on the City Council for 12 years. He ran unopposed for the position after the previous mayor, Tom McCrackin, decided he was finished and wanted to spend more time in Florida.

Carson City Council sets future water and sewer rates

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The Carson City Council had its latest regular meeting of 2022 on Tuesday.

The meeting lasted just under 20 minutes and was attended by seven local residents.

Carson City Council approves renegotiated waste hauling contract

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The City Council of Carson City approved a new trash hauling contract with Granger during Tuesday’s meeting.

Scott Truman, director of sales for Granger Waste Services, first introduced the request at the council’s meeting in September, and returned on Tuesday to find out if the agreement would be approved.

Carson City Council talks butterflies and garbage

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The Carson City Council discussed trash collection and butterfly habitats during Tuesday’s meeting.

Scott Truman, director of sales for Granger Waste Services, made a pitch to the council to retain his company’s trash collecting services, but with a renegotiated contract.

Carson City firefighters getting specialized radios

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With 16 volunteer firefighters on the Carson City squad, the Carson City Council on Tuesday voted to approve the purchase of three mobile radios to be used in efforts to fight fires in the area.

Carson City changes office hours

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After a trial basis of new City Hall office hours, the Carson City Council once again approved a new schedule.

Last November, the council approved having the administrative office open for four 10-hour days  7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday beginning Jan. 1 through June 30 with the council re-visiting the 40 hour work week in June.

Carson City council gives out raises in new budget

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The Carson City council met Tuesday evening, first for a public hearing and then for their regular council meeting.

The 15-minute public hearing was held to discuss the 2022-2023 summary budget.

Carson City aiming to upgrade water system

The Carson City Council approved a resolution to apply for a grant for funding for upcoming upgrades of the city’s wastewater system.

Carson City Council sells former city hall for $110,000

The Carson City Council voted to sell their former city hall for $110,000 at their meeting on Tuesday evening.

Mayor Tom McCrackin said two bids were received for the former city hall offices that have been at 123 E. Main St. for about six decades. One of the bidders submitted a new, larger bid just minutes prior to the meeting.

Carson City council learn drain details

Carson City council members heard about a drain project to be completed by the county, and they also learned what their portion of the cost will be.

Mayor Tom McCrackin explained how the Montcalm County drain commission has decided to replace Drain 172, a drain system that runs from 7th Street to the Carson City Elementary School building and continues south into a field.