GRCC In the News, 10-16-15

Get rid of TOST, another citizen tells county board

Oct. 15, 2015; The Hastings Banner

Homeowners in Barry and Eaton counties are being discriminated against by the Barry-Eaton District Health Department’s time of sale or transfer, or TOST regulation, which singles them out for wanting to sell or transfer their property, said Hastings Township resident Bob Vanderboegh.

… Barry County will be getting some one-time additional revenue from an unlikely source. At today’s (Thursday’s) meeting of Middleville’s Local Development Finance Authority, there is to be a discussion about the LDFA collecting more funds than it was supposed to because of an error in the formula. Stolsonburg said the over-appropriation totaled about $100,000 but was not from individual taxpayers, but from the county, Thornapple Township and Grand Rapids Community College. “We [on the LDFA] have to figure out a process of repayment … Some of it is owed to the county and some owed to the township and community college.”

The Listening Post gives students a safe place to chat

Oct. 14, 2015; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

Walking through the Kirkhof Center lobby, students can see many different organizations at booths, vying for their attention. Amidst the hectic atmosphere, there is one table that sits quietly and lets students come to them. This is the Listening Post, and it is set up in Kirkhof from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday. The goal of this program is quite simple: to listen.

… The Listening Post on GVSU’s campus will not be the last to be installed either. This program is constantly growing and spreading its influence to campuses all over. A Listening Post program started at Grand Rapids Community College last year based on the success of GVSU’s own.

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