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Grand Rapids Environmental Services workers rescue kitten from sewer
Thanks to an alert resident and great teamwork, a stray kitten is safe and in a new home after finding himself in a storm drain on the city’s southeast side.
The rescue began when 3-1-1 received a call on the afternoon of August 4 with a report of faint “meows” coming from a storm drain. The Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department (ESD) team responded to rescue the scared kitten. Initial rescue efforts were unsuccessful, however, as the kitten moved deeper into the sewer.
Stout receives Community Improvement Award
Stacy Stout, Grand Rapids’ assistant to the city manager, is the 2016 recipient of the Community Improvement Award presented by the Grand Rapids Young Professionals (GRYP) association. Stout received the award at the GRYP’s Annual Gala on August 18. According to GRYP, its award recipient is someone who aspires to make the community better by raising awareness, educating others and promoting improvement through use of their time, energy and talents.
t2c Studio presents 2nd Annual College Mixer
The Grand Rapids Center for College Success will present its T2C Studio’s 2nd Annual College Mixer at Peppino’s Pizza downtown on Ionia St. this coming Thursday, Aug. 25, from 5-7 p.m. featuring PJ Da DJ, area college representatives and community organizations.
City of Grand Rapids schedules two more GRPD Traffic Stop Study Open Houses
Due to the overwhelming interest generated during the first four community meetings earlier this month, the City of Grand Rapids has scheduled an additional two Open Houses to discuss the upcoming Race-Based Review of Traffic Stops.
Grand Rapids Water System in the midst of routine three-year testing for lead in water
Residents in homes scattered across the City are helping measure 2016 water lead level readings. This summer, the City’s Water System is testing to determine lead levels as required by the Lead and Copper Rule requirements of the US EPA and State of Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act.
Environmental Services Department proclaimed 2016 Utility of the Future Today for ‘exceptional perfo
Impressive accolades continue to mount for the city’s national award-winning Environmental Services Department (ESD). The ESD has earned recognition from the inaugural Utility of the Future (UOTF) Today Program.
Launched on the eve of Earth Day 2016 (April 21), the UOTF program celebrates the “progress and exceptional performance” of wastewater utilities while supporting the widespread adoption of the innovative UOTF business model.
Traffic Stop Study Open Houses scheduled
As part of its commitment to improving community and police relations, the City will begin a series of community meetings this week to discuss the upcoming Race-Based Review of Traffic Stops by the Grand Rapids Police Department.