The last of the coal pile at the Board of Light & Power’s J.B. Sims plant on Harbor Island will be used within the coming days, leaving some Grand Havenites wondering where the heat used for keeping downtown streets and sidewalks clear of snow and ice will come from over the next few years.

A presentation was given during a BLP board work session on Tuesday, laying out a potential plan for the city’s snowmelt system as the Sims plant is demolished.

Contact Meghan Haas at mhaas@grandhaventribune.com.

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