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Water Forum

The Thirteenth Annual County Water Quality Forum was scheduled today with community
members gathering at Ottawa's Administrative complex on Fillmore street. Among the topics
covered included PFAS, Groundwater study update, Lake Michigan shorelines and
microplastics.

Reconstruction

The Harbor Drive Reconstruction achieved a project milestone last week, well on its way
toward supporting normal traffic flow in coming weeks. This past Friday contractors placed the
base course of asphalt between Columbus and Franklin with street-side improvements and
above-ground utility work slated for this week.

Appointments

Gov. Rick Snyder has announced 29 appointments and reappointments to a number of State
level boards and committees, one of those a local community member. Justin Roebuck of West
Olive currently serving as Ottawa County clerk and register of deeds was reappointed by the
Governor to the Electronic Recording Commission

Jim Lilly

Right on the heels of his re-election as 89th District State Representative Jim Lilly has been
chosen by his peers to serve as associate speaker pro tempore for the 2019-20 legislative session
of the Michigan House of Representatives. The assistant speaker pro-temp helps preside over
the House proceedings, moderate debate, make rulings on procedure and announce the results of votes.