COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Coldwater City officials are hearing it from people inside and outside the community and that’s a good thing. City Manager Jeff Budd last night told the City Council about how recent events happening in Coldwater have drawn praise from visitors to the City as well as from local businesses that profit from the tourist trade. Budd mentioned a letter that arrived Monday at City Hall from someone in Kent County who wanted to share their positive experience last month while attending a youth softball tournament, giving high marks to the field conditions and facilities. And then there was the three day Sandy Koufax state baseball tournament this past weekend. Meanwhile, a number of restaurants and convenience stores passed along word of how very busy they have been with the extra customers stopping in for meals and beverages.
In a separate update, Budd said final construction bids are due next Monday, July 15th, for the new aquatic center and recreation building expansion and its hoped they could award the contracts before the end of the month, possibly requiring a special council session.