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Bid Opportunity - Taxilane Connector & Extension for Paul C. Miller Sparta Airport
INVITATION TO BID
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: TAXILANE CONNECTOR AND EXTENSION
BID DUE DATE: May 26, 2017
BID TIME: 10:00 a.m.
PLANS AVAILABLE: May 4, 2017
Sealed bids will be received by the Village of Sparta, at Village Hall, 156 E. Division Street, Sparta,
Michigan, 49345, until 10:00 a.m. (local time), on the bid date, at which time and place all bids will be
publicly opened and read aloud. ANY BID RECEIVED AFTER THE SPECIFIED TIME WILL NOT BE
The proposed Work includes the following: Approximately 730 tons of new bituminous asphalt airfield
pavement, crushed aggregate base course, drainage improvements, taxiway edge lighting, pavement
markings, and restoration.
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Invitation to Bid Document
Welcome to the Village of Sparta, a great place to raise a family and grow a business. The warm and friendly Village of Sparta is located just north of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Sparta Is Tradition. On this website, you'll find information about our parks, history, finances, and departments of the Village, as well as important links to the community, resources and document downloads.
Whether you are a long-time resident or new to the area, we want to help you, and we are glad you're here.
Dispose of Expired or Unwanted Prescription Drugs
Did you know the Village of Sparta provides a Safe Prescription Drug Drop-Off program to the community? Residents can drop off unused or expired prescriptions into a secure box - no questions asked. The drop off location is in the lobby of the Sparta Police Department at 260 W. Division St. Sparta, MI 49345.
What should NOT be placed in drop off container:
- Narcotics and other controlled substances
- Illicit drugs
- Bloody and infectious waste
- Needles or other sharp objects
- IV Bags
- Personal care products
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Aerosol cans
- Empty medication containers
Police officers will check the boxes daily, collect the contents and prepare for disposal that is eco-friendly and in accordance with Federal and State laws. If you have any additional questions please contact the Sparta Police Department at 616-887-8716.
Village News & Notes
2017 Brush Pick-Up Schedule
For Village of Sparta Residents
The Village of Sparta DPW will begin brush pickup starting on April 3, 2017. Brush will be picked up the First Full Work Week of each month.
Brush Must Be Curbside By 7:00 a.m. Monday of the week the brush is scheduled to be picked up.
Brush size will be limited to a maximum diameter of four inches (4”). Only branches, trees, and limbs smaller than four inches (4”) in diameter will be picked up by the Village crews. Any limbs or branches larger than four inches (4”) in diameter will be left curbside. The 2016 pick-up schedule is as follows:
Brush Pick-Up Schedule:
Please place brush between sidewalk and curb, NOT in the street, with cut ends lying in the same direction. Monthly brush pick will end October 6, 2017. Just a reminder – the Village does NOT pick up leaves, garden waste or grass clippings during brush pickup. Village residents can drop leaves, garden waste, grass clippings and brush not larger than 4” in diameter at the Village of Sparta DPW at 276 W. Division Street during regular work hours. NO commercial dumping. NO stumps larger than 4” in diameter. ID’s may be checked before you unload to confirm village residency. Also as a reminder, Christmas Trees can be dropped off at the DPW starting the Monday after Christmas.
If you have any questions, please call The Village Office at (616) 887-8251 or the DPW staff at (616) 887-9303.
History of Sparta
The first settlers who arrived in the area of Sparta, Michigan in 1844 discovered rich land and abundant streams.
The first railroad reached Sparta in 1872, linking the community with Grand Rapids and ensuring the progress and prosperity of the area.
Most of Sparta’s settlers were farmers. Today, along with its agricultural and industrial base, Sparta has developed services from banking to retail and offers easy access to a major metropolitan area.
Sparta has two museums in operation today reflecting on the history of the establishment of Sparta with the Myers Schoolhouse Museum and the T.S. & M Railroad Depot.
Learn More about the History of Sparta