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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Grant for Regional Ports Study Awarded

Thanks to Ray Spain for ther following story:

A regional study will be performed on ports in Alpena, Cheboygan and Rogers City.
The Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG) has received $26,000 from the state’s Coastal Management Program to perform the study, which over the long term could help expand opportunities for commerce and recreation at the three ports.
The short term goal is to provide the foundation for further development of existing ports by completing an inventory of port and community assets; and identifying opportunities and constraints, strategies for future activities, and opportunities for regional collaboration.
A new Regional Ports Committee will meet in the near future to discuss the project scope.
Michigan’s Coastal Management Program was developed under the federal Coastal Zone Management Act and approved in 1978. Since then, the program has assisted organizations in protecting and enhancing their coastal areas, funded studies related to coastal management and helped to increase recreational opportunities in Michigan’s Great Lakes coastal area.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Approves Permit

As of today, June 29, 2011, the MDEQ has approved a permit for the Wolverine Power cooperative to install two 300 Megawatt generating stations and associated equipment in Rogers Township near Rogers City.  The exact site is located on the Carmeuse Lime and Stone property, inside the Calcite Quary.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Double Handed Race

Yesterday, 28 sailboats sailed in to Rogers City's Marina. Trophies were issued to the winners. The Double Handed Sailing Association named Rogers City a "Friend of Doublehanded Sailing" and gave us a trophy! Many thanks to the Rogers City Area Chamber of Commerce, Plath's Meats, and all the sponsors for a great event showing one of our best community assets: sailing on Lake Huron from our Marina.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Family Fun Day--July 2, 2011

Family Fun Day is coming to Rogers City on Saturday, July 2, 2011. This is a day at Lakeside Park filled with great activities for everyone, especially for young people. Don't forget the great Fireworks display after dark!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Apology for Construction Inconvenience

To all experiencing inconvenience and especially to those who lost access to their driveway or alley during the construction project--please accept the City's and staff's sincere apology. City staff members including Toby, Chuck, Ray, Roger, and I have been working overtime (without pay) to get the job done right and as swiftly as possible. We are sorry for your inconveniences. Thank you for your patience.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Planning Ccommission

The City's Planning Commission will hold a meeting at 6:00 pm on Monday, June 27, 2011 at City Hall to discuss the green belt/set back on M-68. At 5:30 pm prior to the meeting, the Commission Members and public are invited to meet at the corner of M-68 and Airport Road to examine the green belt area.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Annual Choice of Level-of-Service: Residential Rubbish Pick Up

Now is the time to change your trash pick up level of service. Three levels of service are available: basic (one bag or can) , full (six bags or three cans), and cart (95 gallon wheeled cart). If you are happy with your current level of service, then you don't need to do anything. But if you want to make a change, then you must complete a simple form and turn it in to City Hall by Friday, June 17, 2011.

The Basic Service costs $4.75 per month, or about $1.25 per weekly pick up.  Full Service is $9.70 per month, and Cart Service is $10.25 per month.  With cart service you must pay an additional rental charge for the cart, but it rolls out to the curb!  So, no more dragging the back or hurting your back... Contact PAC Inc. at 989-733-2598 to inquire about the cart service.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Flower City

Netta's donated a truck load of flowers to the City of Rogers City. We have dozens of people busy planting the flowers all around town. Thank you Netta; you are the best! Let's make Rogers city look like a garden all summer long!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Community's Future: A Challenge

The trend nation-wide is for young adults to move to large cities where they are able to find job opportunities. Here is a challenge to the community: if we create more local jobs, then we can retain more of our wonderful young adults in the community. This takes a community of people willing to start and expand local businesses to create jobs. Are we up to the challenge?

Spring Fest and City-Wide Garage Sale

This weekend, come out for the Spring Fest and City-wide Garage Sale. The Spring Fest Art and Craft Show is at Westminister Park on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There are 44 sites registered for the Garage sale. Please contact the Chamber of Commerce for exact locations. The garage sales are Friday and Saturday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Don't miss out on all the great deals and fun....

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Great Weddings in Rogers City

Planning a wedding this summer? Rogers City is a great place for a wedding. The Mayor will perform the ceremony for you! We have several sites for large or small groups--all with wonderful Lake Huron views.

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