6:21 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Saugatuck Won't Appeal Ruling Striking Down Part of Sign Ordinance

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Allegan County Judge struck down part of ordinance that limits the number of temporary signs residents can have on their property
The Saugatuck City Council has reversed itself and decided this week not to appeal a court ruling that struck down parts of the city's sign ordinance as unconstitutional.The cost and possible future appeals linked to the case persuaded the city to drop further legal actions, according to City Manager Kirk Harrier."
6:16 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Donors Hope for State's Assistance on Buying Lake Shore Land

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Group is waiting for state to approve $500,000 grant
Private donors are interested in helping purchase 150 acres of duneland adjacent to the Saugatuck Dunes State Park, but the state has to show its commitment to the project, according to the head of the group that will handle the fundraising."At this moment, the ball is in the state's court," said Vaughn Maatman, executive director of the Land Conservancy of West Michigan.Benefactors want to contribute to the $9.5 million needed to buy the land north of Kalamazoo River.
8:44 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Saugatuck Appealing Ruling That Sign Ordinance is Unconstitutional

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Saugatuck City Council approved the ordinance in 2010
The Saugatuck City Council took 40 minutes in closed session to decide to appeal a judge's decision that struck down parts of the city's sign ordinance as unconstitutional."The city is filing an appeal to preserve its right and determine the impact of the court's ruling on existing ordinances," City Manager Kirk Harrier said in a prepared statement.
6:15 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Judge Strikes Down Saugatuck Ordinance Limiting Signs

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City says it will review the opinion before deciding if they will appeal
An Allegan County judge declared unconstitutional the City of Saugatuck's sign rules Wednesday, Sept. 3, calling the limits blatant censorship while dismissing a citation against a controversial piece of art."You can't do that," District Court Judge Joseph Skocelas said about the city's rule that allows no more than three opinion signs on private property.
9:15 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Long Winter Means Large Snow Removal Bills for Saugatuck and Douglas

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Both cities spent more than they had budgeted to clear snow
When the more than 153 inches of snow finally melted this spring, what was left behind?