bay city http://michiganradio.org en Price tag to fix Bay City Hall exceeds $10 million http://michiganradio.org/post/price-tag-fix-bay-city-hall-exceeds-10-million <p>BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - The historic city hall in Bay City is nearing completion of a more than $10 million renovation three years after it was damaged by fire and flood.<br /><br />The original structure cost $170,000, but Bay City Commission President Lori Dufresne tells The Bay City Times that she isn't surprised by the cost of the renovation.<br /><br />Much of the expense has been to repair the damage, but updates and historic restoration are costly as well. Insurance is covering most of the work, which began about a year ago.<br /> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 14:41:00 +0000 The Associated Press 14911 at http://michiganradio.org Price tag to fix Bay City Hall exceeds $10 million City Hall in Bay City to reopen by end of year http://michiganradio.org/post/city-hall-bay-city-reopen-end-year <p>BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - Officials in Bay City are looking forward to returning to City Hall, three years after a fire damaged the historic building.<br><br>The Bay City Times reports that work is expected to wrap up in late November, and move-in could happen in time for Christmas.<br><br>An attic fire triggered the sprinkler system at Bay City Hall on Oct. 12, 2010. The damage it caused set in motion a three-year process of repair, restoration and renovation.<br> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 21:43:00 +0000 The Associated Press 14537 at http://michiganradio.org City Hall in Bay City to reopen by end of year Michigan has 28 bridges in key rehab category http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-has-28-bridges-key-rehab-category <p>DETROIT (AP) - Michigan has at least 28 bridges that are classified as needing close observation and future upgrades.<br><br>The Associated Press analyzed data on bridges nationwide. At least 28 in Michigan are considered "structurally deficient" and "fracture critical," key terms bridge inspectors use.<br><br>Officials say that doesn't mean the bridges are unsafe for travel. If so, they'd be closed.<br> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 18:39:39 +0000 The Associated Press 14430 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan has 28 bridges in key rehab category Detroit's mayoral primary isn't the only race on the ballot in Michigan on Tuesday http://michiganradio.org/post/detroits-mayoral-primary-isnt-only-race-ballot-michigan-tuesday <p>A lot of attention has been paid to Detroit’s mayoral primary on Tuesday. But that’s not the only election in which Michigan voters will be casting ballots this week.</p><p></p><p>Voters in more than 50 Michigan counties will be casting ballots on Tuesday.</p><p></p><p>There’s the usual mix of school and library millages.</p><p></p><p>There are also numerous local primary elections.</p><p></p><p>Voters in parts of Ann Arbor, Jackson, Grand Rapids, Lansing and other cities will be voting for local city council seats.</p><p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 04:48:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 13819 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit's mayoral primary isn't the only race on the ballot in Michigan on Tuesday Bay City's police and fire departments will merge http://michiganradio.org/post/bay-citys-police-and-fire-departments-will-merge <p>In Bay City, police officers are being trained to fight fires.</p><p>That’s after the city’s commission voted to merge the police and fire departments into one Public Safety Department on Monday.</p><p>The move means police officers will fight fires in addition to their normal duties.</p><p>Fourteen of the city’s 44 full-time firefighters will be laid off.&nbsp; Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:52:05 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10205 at http://michiganradio.org Bay City's police and fire departments will merge MBS airport unveils $55M terminal http://michiganradio.org/post/mbs-airport-unveils-55m-terminal <p>TITTABAWASSEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Mid-Michigan's MBS International Airport has unveiled its $55 million passenger terminal.<br><br>The Midland Daily News reports&nbsp; that political, community and business leaders gathered Friday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the airport in Saginaw County's Tittabawassee Township.<br><br>The 75,000-square-foot steel and glass terminal was completed a year ahead of schedule. It's expected to handle its first departing flights on Wednesday.<br> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 17:13:29 +0000 The Associated Press 9660 at http://michiganradio.org