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By Noah Fromson, October 4, 2019

“Leaders in Ottawa County continue to fight a proposal that would dredge nearly 23 miles of the Grand River between Grand Rapids and the Bass River Inlet near Eastmanville.

‘If we have to sue, we may sue because we’re a major property owner along the river,’ said Douglas Van Essen, Ottawa County’s Corporate Attorney.

The county commissioners adopted a resolution last April opposing the Grand River Waterway project, which was introduced by developer Dan Hibma. Several other communities and organizations adopted similar measures.”

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