Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Carmen's tomorrow at 2:30-3:20 Meet me!

It looks like a mostly dull commission meeting it will likely MAKE MY DAY!

Anyway, if you want to chat about local politics, old Gordo will be at Carmen's every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30ish to 3:15ish.

I'll buy you a nice glass of water!

NS millage public meeting this Sunday!

I would like to formally invite Norton Shores voters to attend a question and answer forum, sponsored by the Citizens for Norton Shores Committee.
This will occur on Sunday, February 13th from 1-4pm, at Pints and Quarts.
The Mayor, council members, administration, department heads and staff will all be there to answer questions you may have.
Capacity is limited to 250.
I look forward to meeting all of you on here.
Joe Kinnucan

Searchable PDF-"waive the hiring freeze"

Muskegon County Board of Commissioners
"Click here if you have a high speed internet connection and would like to view/search all 2011 meeting minutes in one PDF document."

This is an excellent tool.
Simply enter a term in the search box, click and voila!

I entered "waive the hiring freeze" and got 52 items for 2010.
And this is for Muskegon county, the county whose commissioners have voted for a "hiring freeze".
52 hits.
52 weeks in a year.
Who'd of guessed?

Downtown needs to shovel its walks, now

Letters: Downtown needs to shovel its walks, now
"In response to your news story, “Downtown Muskegon Now Broadens Promotion” (Feb. 6), I have a fabulous idea: Provide pathways for pedestrians, especially around the Frauenthal Theater.

We attended the concert on Friday night, and Muskegon was not rising.
Instead, everyone was struggling to stay upright.
Very narrow pathways made walking treacherous.
I know Muskegon has been blessed with much more snow than we need, and finding a place for it can be a problem.
However, if the idea is to promote the downtown area, then a solution must be found for making the walks safe and accessible.

And what about the sidewalks around the old Chronicle building at Fourth and Western? Shouldn't someone be responsible for clearing those sidewalks?

It seems to me these are obvious glitches that could have simple solutions.

Marilyn Nygren


Lot's of talk from city leaders.
But no one to shovel the snow.