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City Manager's Weekly Blog


Week of June 25, 2018 
We will endeavor to update this City Manager Blog on a periodic basis as an attempt to keep the residents up to date on the weekly happenings with your local government.   As always, if there is something you want to know about the City of Allegan, just give us a call at City Hall (269.673.5511).

Riverfront Park / Splashpad Project
This Thursday (June 28th) the City will be opening bids for the Riverfront Park / Splash Pad Project.  Unlike earlier this year when we had no bids due to a busy construction season we have been told by a handful of contractors that they plan on bidding on this project due to some openings in their schedule.  The plan is to begin construction this July and wrap up the project by the fall.  While this means the splash pad won't get much use this year, the newly installed gas fireplace will be all set for us to enjoy the cool fall evenings along the Riverfront. 

Neighborhood Improvement Projects
The City is planning to replace the water lines, sewer lines and roads in the following areas next year: 
1.  The area between Delano Street and Western Avenue and Sherman Street and Davis Street. 
2.  The area consisting of Riverside Drive, Highland Avenue, Wolcott Street and Riverview Park. 
3.  The area consisting of the roads of Kalamazoo, 5th Street and Division just west of Marshall Street. 

We will be hiring an engineering firm to help with the design of these projects and once the engineering firm is selected we will be hosting neighborhood meetings to inform the neighbors of the changes we are planning to make.  

Kalamazoo River Greenway Community Meeting
Save the date for July 26, 2018 7:00 PM at the Griswold Auditorium.  As part of a state funded effort to create a long term plan for the Kalamazoo River from Plainwell to Lake Michigan, the City of Allegan along with Allegan, Trowbridge and Valley Townships will be hosting a Community Meeting with our partners GMB and Outdoor Discover Center to better understand the Central Portion of the Kalamazoo River from approximately 26th Street (Trowbridge Dam) to M-89.   More details will be forthcoming in the next couple weeks.  

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