REQUEST FOR BIDS - BUILDING DEMOLITION
The City of Jonesville is seeking sealed bids from qualified contractors for the demolition of the residence located at 148 Jermaine Street. Demolition shall include abatement of asbestos and other hazardous materials, as identified in the Request for Bids.
JONESVILLE COUNCIL APPROVES PURCHASE AGREEMENT
A former factory in Downtown Jonesville is one step closer to a major transformation. At their meeting on Wednesday night, the Jonesville City Council approved a Purchase and Development Agreement with DH Roberts Construction for the redevelopment of the former Klein Tool property.
The project will be constructed in two phases. The portion of the factory closest to Chicago Street will be redeveloped as a 22,000 square foot commercial building with on-site parking. The building will keep its industrial character, but will be enhanced with glass and door openings to add storefronts on the street. The remainder of the factory will be demolished to make way for a modern residential building with two- and three-bedroom market rate apartments. The project will take advantage of the frontage on the St. Joseph River and is tentatively being called Riverview Flats.
The Agreement transfers ownership of the property to DH Roberts Construction in exchange for the investment to redevelop the property. The total investment is currently estimated at between $4 and $7 million.
“The City has been looking for the right partner for this property for several years,” said Mayor Gerry Arno. “We are very happy to find the best proposal from people that we can trust, right here in our own back yard.”
DH Roberts Construction has been located in Jonesville for more than 30 years. The company was purchased by Victor Face in 2005 and has an established reputation of quality work in and around Jonesville.
“We at DH Roberts are very appreciative of the city's unanimous agreement to turn this property into something that will attract more people to this downtown area. This project will turn a blighted building into a modern, attractive, useful facility and housing,” Face said. “We are looking forward to working with them into the future to make this project a reality.”
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JONESVILLE COUNCIL RECOGNIZES BOYLE
The Jonesville City Council recognized Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Brian Boyle for more than 40 years of service to the citizens of Jonesville at their meeting on Wednesday night. Boyle has announced his retirement from the position at the end of the month.
Mayor Gerry Arno presented Boyle with a proclamation from the City Council that noted that he has served in every position at the Plant. “Your conduct and service have been an example to others and garnered the respect of your peers in this City and in the water and wastewater industry,” Arno said.
Former Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Rick Mahoney shared stories of his time working with Boyle. He noted his years in the industry and called Brian, “one of the best” he had worked with.
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CITY OF JONESVILLE RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED TO BAG, BARREL, OR BUNDLE FOR WEEKLY YARD WASTE COLLECTION
Weekly yard waste collection will begin for residential homes in the City of Jonesville on May 1st and will continue through October 27th. Residents are reminded that all materials placed for weekly collection must be placed in biodegradable paper bags, labeled barrels or bundles. Loose materials will not be picked up during the weekly collection. Tree limbs and brush must be trimmed to lengths of not more than five feet and bundled. The maximum weight of each package or bundle is 50 pounds. Quantities greater than a pick-up truck load will not be collected.
RECREATIONAL BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL SEASON
If you registered your child for baseball/sofball this year, you will be notified by your Coach in May regarding practice prior to start of games. All games will start after Memorial Day.
Please contact Cindy Means, Recreation Director with any questions or concerns at (517) 849 - 2104 or please visit us in person at City Hall, 265 E. Chicago St.
SEASONAL CAMPFIRE PERMITS
The City of Jonesville is now issuing seasonal campfire permits. Permits will be valid Saturday, May 13th through Saturday, October 28th. If you would like to renew or apply for a new permit please call City Hall at (517) 849-2104, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
The campfire must be at least 50 feet from any structure, attended at all times by an adult, with an available water supply for safety. Please be mindful, windy conditions may cause fires to go out of control.
CITY WATER CUSTOMERS WITH LAWN METERS
Call in your lawn meter readings asap to receive your sewer credit! Call City Offices at (517) 849-2104 with your meter reading or submit your meter reading online here: http://jonesville.org/LawnMeter.aspx