At Mondays City council meeting, Rob Mattea presented a department head report on Community Development. Grand Rapids had $12.1 million dollars in construction last year, relatively low in comparison to years past. However, he expects a very large number this year, “with 2 new elementary schools and some other pretty big projects, we’re probably lookings somewhere between $75 and $90 million dollars permitted this year”

Also at Mondays council session, there was an annual report on the cities stormwater pollution prevention. Street cleaning is underway, and the storm water systems are being cleaned, also numerous catch basins are being reconstructed and repaired. .

David Moody reporting