Houghton City Council updates

Tucker Nielsen, Lode Writer

An application for Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s Neighborhood Enhancement Grant was approved for submission. If selected, Houghton receives $75,000 for general repairs on housing. The council proposed properties in midwest Houghton receive funds first due to older homes. This could include rentals used by students.

 

Construction projects on Shelden Avenue and Townsend Drive are complete for 2021.

 

Police Chief John Donnally confirmed Houghton’s parking ban, effective Nov. 1. Between 2:00  and 7:00 a.m., no cars can be parked streetside. 

 

Finally, public restrooms in Kestner Park, under the Lift Bridge, and East Houghton Waterpark are closed for winter, effective Oct. 26.