Muskegon Press Release – December 9, 2013

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Shop with a Cop
On December 4, 2013 Muskegon Police Officers along with officers from a number of other jurisdictions within the County participated in the Shop with a Cop Program.Muskegon Police Officers have participated in this program for many years. Meijer has sponsored this program for the last several years and it has been held at the Meijer store located in Muskegon Township. Over 20 officers throughout the county participated this year including four from the Muskegon Police Department.This program takes youth from families with financial hardships and pairs them with a police officer to shop for Christmas gifts for their family members. Applications are screened by the school systems. Meijer allots $100 for each youth and volunteers gift wrap the items at the store.

This program helps families, gives children a sense of pride to be able to purchase items for their family, and serves as a positive building relationship with police officers. Youth have the opportunity to view officers as friends and community members who are there to help them.

It’s an event the Muskegon Police Department enjoys being a part of.

Downtown Walk Around
A downtown walk around has been scheduled for December 16th at 4:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for citizens to join the City Manager and staff to walk the downtown area and give suggestions of improvements and point out the positives as well as the negatives. If you are interested in joining the walk, please call the Planning Department at 724-6702.

Improvements to Getty Street in 2015
The Engineering Department has applied for and received a $375,000 grant to go towards street improvements of Getty Street from Evanston Avenue to Apple Avenue. An estimated time frame will be given at a future date.

Saying Good-bye to Two Commissioners
This month we will say good-bye to Commissioners Lea Markowski and Sue Wierengo whose terms expire on December 31, 2013. Commissioner Wierengo has served on the Commissioner for eight years and Commissioner Markowski has served on the board since July 2012. Both brought a unique perspective to issues faced by the City and will be missed.

Police Officers Promoted
Three Muskegon Police officers were recently promoted to Sergeant. Congratulations!

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