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As New Members Sworn In, Heights Council Approves Police Internship Program, Names Sims Next Mayor Pro Tem

The changing of the guard on the Muskegon Heights City Council includes several changes in the coming weeks. Among them, the position of mayor pro tem will change. As the top recipient of votes in this year’s election, mayor pro tem will pass to councilwoman Sims from its current holder, councilman Watson, effective immediately for the next year. In one year, Patrice Johnson will take the reins, having received the second highest vote tally.

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Mona Lake Watershed Council Aims To Clean Up Former Celery Fields Near Black Creek

Two areas of flooded land that sit on either side of Black Creek near Muskegon Heights tested positive for unsafe levels of phosphorus, a problem that began when the land was previously used to grow celery. The Council presented their plans to apply for $1 million in grant money to clean it up at Monday’s Muskegon Heights City Council

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