At a standing-room only meeting on Tuesday night, the Three Rivers City Commission heard comments from numerous citizens on the quality and cost of the city’s water supply. Deputy Police Chief Sam Smallcombe was also acknowledged for a recent promotion and 21 years of service to Three Rivers.
A rally, organized by local group With Many Hands, is expected to take place at next week’s Three Rivers city commission meeting on Tuesday, November 21.
Despite an uncommon number of contested races on this year’s Three Rivers city ballot, there will be no new faces on the city commission in 2024.
The following is Watershed Voice’s candidate questionnaire for November’s Three Rivers mayoral race. We will run all completed questionnaires in the order they’re received prior to Election Day. Vernis Mims Jr. filled out our questionnaire, these are his answers.
Andrew George of Three Rivers gives his “strong endorsement for Tom Lowry as our next Mayor of Three Rivers,” citing “competence and experience” as important attributes to consider when voting on Tuesday, November 7.
Editor’s note: Watershed Voice does not endorse any candidates for public office, and any views or opinions expressed in this letter are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Watershed Voice staff or its board of directors.
Marijuana consumption lounges will not be coming to a downtown Three Rivers storefront near you, at least not any time soon. The Three Rivers City Commission voted 4-2 against an amendment to the city’s marijuana ordinance Tuesday that would have allowed such an establishment in the central (B-3) business zoning district following a public hearing.
Three Rivers voters will now have to decide between incumbent Tom Lowry and challenger Vernis Mims Jr. for mayor after the two candidates received the most votes in Tuesday’s primary election.
We’ve put together a quick primer for Tuesday’s election, which you can find below. We’ll have election results on Wednesday.
Discussions continued Tuesday about the Constantine Street sewer force main break which dumped 500,000 gallons of untreated wastewater near the St. Joseph River on July 7. Three Rivers City Commissioners heard comments from a citizen directly affected by the break, City Manager Joe Bippus, and Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Taylor Davis during its regularly scheduled meeting.
Watershed Voice sent out questionnaires to the three candidates running for Mayor of Three Rivers. In the days leading up to Election Day (Tuesday, August 8), Watershed will publish the answers it has received. Mayor Tom Lowry filled out our questionnaire, these are his answers.
Watershed Voice sent out questionnaires to the three candidates running for Mayor of Three Rivers. In the days leading up to Election Day (Tuesday, August 8), Watershed will publish the answers it has received. Natelege Zaritz filled out our questionnaire, these are her answers.
Three Rivers City Commissioners received an update Tuesday evening from the Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) regarding the July 7 force main break at the Constantine Street Lift Station. The break spilled approximately 500,000 gallons of untreated wastewater from the WWTP at the intersection of Constantine Street and Broadway Street near the St. Joseph River.
The Three Rivers City Commission appointed Bobbi Schoon as the city’s new finance director/treasurer in a unanimous vote Tuesday evening. Currently serving as the Three Rivers Public Library (TRPL) Director, Schoon must now acquire additional municipal accounting skills for her new position, and has already met the prerequisites to be accepted into those training programs.
A change in the regulation of street parking in Three Rivers could be coming soon following discussions at the Wednesday evening Three Rivers City Commission meeting.
Mayor Tom Lowry presented a proclamation during Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting in observance and celebration of Juneteenth (June 19) in the City of Three Rivers. Celebrations are scheduled at the George Washington Carver Center (June 9), the Huss Project (June 17), and Skate Dreams skating rink (June 19).
The Three Rivers city commission met Tuesday evening for a regularly scheduled meeting. Items on the agenda for the night included a presentation for the 2023 Citizen of the Year, a public hearing for a Special Exception Use (SEU) license for the city’s first marijuana transport facility, and proposed user fee rate increases.
The Three Rivers city commission met Tuesday evening for a presentation of the city’s 2024 fiscal year budget. The budget must be adopted by June 20.
Three Rivers city commissioners will convene Tuesday evening for the first of three meetings regarding the 2024 Fiscal Year budget.