The Wayland City Planning Commission Tuesday evening approved a site plan request from Clark Street Storage LLC to construct new storage buildings.
Cal Bruxvoort, representing the storage business, appeared before the commission a month ago, but the request was tabled because a few issues had not been resolved. They are now.
Bruxvoort said Clark Street Storage will build a 40- x 90-foot building near its existing site at 219 Clark St., owned by Tim Ellens and has agreed to provide fencing and use lighted wall mount signs.
CHS Inc., Hamilton Farm Bureau, which built an agricultural storage products facility on Reno Drive near 133rd Avenue, earned site plan approval to build a “product protection warehouse” at the site.
CHS two years ago won site plan approval for an 84,000-square-foot facility that would include storage for both liquid and dry fertilizer. This new warehouse is supposed to take care of the dry storage products, or what General Manager Wage Blowers called, “complementary items” on site.
The editor’s recent rant about the Tea Party was described as a “bear well poked,” not that there was any truth within the article, but when has that ever stopped him from fictional reporting in his editorials? I counter that there are so many untruths and fictional observations made by the author, they are hard to ascertain from whence they came, but I will counter with several examples.
I decided to attend the Wayland School Board meeting tonight.
I’ve only been to a few, and at every one of them the board members remind me of a middle school dance. You know, where almost everyone is just sort of standing around, content on being there but not wanting to do anything more, scared someone might actually talk to them, except for maybe one or two kids who are at least trying to get the party started and interacting in the dance.
The Wayland girls’ golf team claimed its first dual match victory of the season by besting Byron Center, 203 to 214 at the Orchard Hills Golf Course.
Junior Ali Martus, who finished 10th individually in the state last fall, fired a 43, seven over par, to pace the Wildcats. Mandi Kinney added a 49, Emily Anderson a 50 and Alexis Kirschbaum had a 61.
The Wildcats thus far this season have been fourth in a 10-team tournament and second of three in a competition at Orchard Hills.
The Hopkins and Wayland boys’ soccer teams played to a scores tie Monday evening at Wayland’s field.
Connor Kukulies recorded with shutout for the Vikings and came up with eight saves. There were no statistics for Wayland.
It was the second tie this season for Wayland, which also has two losses.
Some last-minute personnel moves were announced to the Wayland Board of Education Monday night, and members were introduced to a woman who has filed as a write-in candidate for a seat in the November general election.
Janel Lynn Timmerman-Hott has qualified as a write-in and thus far she and Toni Ordway have announced intentions to seek the three open board seats being vacated by Jeff Salisbury, Shelly Salisbury Whitley and Kimberly Henney. Ordway was the only one to file before the July 22 deadline to have her name appear on the ballot Nov. 4.
Amid the customary reports of a good and smooth start to the Wayland school year this past week, a darker side of developments was revealed to the Board of Education Monday night.
The school district faces a new and unanticipated $382,000 budget deficit, mostly because student enrollment numbers came in 58 fewer than projected. School officials had budgeted for an increase from 2,920 to 2,970, but instead received the disappointing actual number of 2,912, a loss of 58 from what they had used in budget assumptions.
Plans are being made by Dorr Township officials to move the gazebo at the corner of the heart of downtown Dorr to the parking lot next to the Then and Now Historical Library.
Local Downtown Development Authority officials have been negotiating with property owner Mike Hagerty, and DDA member Ernie Gills said last summer he may have gained a five-year extension on the township's lease for the small tract of land. Hagerty has indicated he wants the property reverted back to an open lot because he would like to sell the property, zoned commercial, and adjacent house.
MSU Extension, the MSU soybean breeding and testing program, the Michigan Soybean Checkoff and Zeeland Farm Services will conduct a tour of the Allegan County MSU Soybean Variety Performance Trial from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Harvey Jipping’s grain handling facilities on 138th Avenue just 0.2 of a mile west of M-40.