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On Feb. 20, the Grand Haven BLP board voted to authorize a notice of intent to issue utility revenue bonds to pay for several capital projects associated with the closure and demolition of the Sims Generating Station, the remediation and restoration of the Harbor Island site, reconstruction of substations and improvements to the interconnection to the grid, supporting equipment for metering and the downtown snowmelt system, construction of a non-generation service facility on that site, and, potentially, construction of limited natural gas-fired electrical generating capacity. The notice must also be approved by City Council.

About the writer: Bob Monetza is the mayor of the city of Grand Haven. He has served on the Grand Haven City Council since 2009.

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This is a really level headed fact based piece.... what in the world is it doing in the Tribune?

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