Mini Free Food Pantry
As part of the Belding Community Garden program, the City of Belding is sponsoring a Mini Free Food Pantry at the garden located across the street from Woodview Elementary School on Orchard Street. The pantry is provided for local residents in need, and includes fresh produce and non-perishable grocery items. Local gardeners, especially those in the community garden are encouraged to place their excess produce on the shelves or within the plastic bins that are provided. Others in the community can participate by providing non-perishable food items and also placing them in the bins to protect them from the elements. Commonly needed food items include; canned goods, boxed pasta, instant rice and potatoes, juice boxes, ramen noodles, soup starters, crackers, boxed cereal, oatmeal, dried fruit, and anything else that you can think of when you are doing your weekly shopping. Foods found in discount stores or in bulk are also an affordable way to help out.
REMEMBER: Take what you need, and give what you can.
New Police Chief
Mr. Dion Sower has been tentatively selected to become the City of Belding's new police chief. Mr. Sower is a Belding area resident and is currently a command officer with the Ionia County Sheriff's Department.
Mr. Sower has over twenty years of police experience including two years with the Belding City Police Department. He comes highly recommended by a number of law enforcement officials in the Belding and Ionia County areas.
Mr. Sower was one of several candidates for the position who were interviewed by local Belding officials and business people.
The City Council will be considering Mr. Sower's official appointment at the July 19th City Council Meeting where he will be in attendance for introduction to the community.
Brush and Yard Waste Pick-Up 2022
Brush pick-up is scheduled for the last full week of each month, April through October, starting on the following dates:
April 25, May 23, June 20, July 25, August 22, September 26 and October 24
Please place brush at the street by 7am on the dates listed above but no earlier than the 18th of each month. The total amount of brush and limbs per household shall not exceed 10 cubic yards per month. Brush must be less than 10’ (ft.) in length and must be placed parallel to the edge of the road, but not in the road. To ensure pick-up, please locate brush in a clear area, at least 4’ (ft.) away from any Consumers poles and guy cables, telephone poles, walls, fences, mailbox, overhead wires, or any other obstacles that will prevent a safe and efficient pick-up for the staff and equipment.
Yard Waste Pickup—2022
***NEW PICK-UP DATE***
Yard waste pickup will start on MONDAY April 25th and will continue every MONDAY. Bags must be biodegradable and must not exceed 35 pounds, and cannot contain other materials such as rocks, shingles, garbage, sticks or brush. Please place bags at the curb by MONDAY at 7am but no earlier than 6pm on Sunday, April 24th. All brush needs to be at the street by 7am on dates above, but not before the 18th of the month. There is no loose-leaf pick-up in the Spring.