Greenville City Council

MDOT gives green arrow

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Left-turn arrows coming to M-57/Greenville West, officials hopeful for reconstruction of intersection

From reconstructing one direction of roadway to implementing new left turn arrows, one of this city’s busiest intersections may eventually be receiving a much-needed overhaul. 

During the June 7 meeting of the Greenville City Council, members of the Council voted unanimously to apply for a grant through the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Economic Development Fund with a goal to reconstruct a portion of Greenville West Drive. 

Greenville City Council approves all special event permits for this year’s Danish Festival

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While the annual Danish Festival may still be more than two months away, festival organizers can now move forward with little worry after numerous special activities permits were approved.

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Greenville City Council, City Manager George Bosanic said the approval and permitting of festivities for the festival would be handled differently this year.

Greenville council reviews Items for Accomplishment

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From focusing on additional “walkability” throughout the community to improving various parks, city streets and parking lots, city officials have begun the process of outlining their goals for the upcoming fiscal year.

Members of the Greenville City Council met during a special meeting Tuesday evening to review the annual Items for Accomplishment list — a list of items outlined by members of the council, presented to City Manager George Bosanic, as potentially being focused on in the year to come.

Greenville council OK fiscal year budget

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The Greenville City Council unanimously approved the city’s 2022-2023 fiscal year budget during a special meeting Tuesday evening in their shortest meeting in recent memory.

In falling within the scope of the city’s charter, the special meeting, including a public hearing on the budget, was required to occur, “Not later than the second week in May,” thus resulting in the special meeting. The meeting came and went in stark contrast to previous marathon workshop sessions on the budget, lasting only 4:35 from start to finish.

Another step toward becoming a ‘certified’ community

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Greenville City Council continues steps toward becoming a certified Michigan Redevelopment Ready community

Looking to eventually become a certified Redevelopment Ready Community, city officials continue to bring forth a number of new annual requirements that demonstrate more efforts of transparency and efficiency.

The Greenville City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a Public Participation Summary for 2021, one of a number of required steps through the Michigan Economic Development Corp. for Greenville to maintain its “essential” status while pursuing becoming a “certified” community.

Greenville City Council reviews annual Capital Improvements Program budget

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From spending more than $2 million on city streets to replacing a pedestrian bridge over the Flat River, city leaders are gearing up to approve several capital improvements.

On April 26, the Greenville City Council held a special meeting to review the proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget for fiscal year 2022-2023.

Four new features coming to Greenville skate park thanks to GYAC grant 

Already considered a highlight in this city among many youth, the skate park at Veterans Park is now ready to receive its first round of new features and equipment. 

The Greenville City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to accept a grant in the amount of $21,500 from the Greenville Youth Advisory Council — the youth branch of the Greenville Area Community Foundation — which will lead to the purchase of additional features to be installed at the skate park. 

Greenville council reviews ‘slightly more robust’ 2022-2023 fiscal year budget

As revenues and expenditures continue to trend in a positive direction, city leaders are hopeful years of positive economic growth can begin to lead to some restrengthening of public services throughout the community.

During a special meeting of the Greenville City Council on April 12, City Manager George Bosanic presented his proposed 2022-2023 fiscal year budget.

Greenville council sets municipal marijuana license fees at $5,000

Application process to be completed in ‘first part of May’

Two months after paving the way for medical marijuana dispensaries to open, members of the Greenville City Council have taken another step toward finalizing the process.

On Feb. 1, the council approved a set of five ordinances that will allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in a designated area called the “North Lafayette District” on M-91, while also allowing industrial processing, growing, transporter and compliance facilities for both medical and adult-use marijuana in industrial-zoned districts.

Greenville resident brings water/sewer bill dispute to Greenville City Council 

As a homeowner in this city, Cari Scholtens is familiar with paying her taxes, fees and any other dues that may come before her as a beneficiary of municipal infrastructure. 

What she wasn’t expecting, however, was a quarterly water/sewer bill last summer that came in at about six times higher than what she was used to paying.