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Free White Paper: Surveys for Property Owners

If you own property, someone likely has told you that you need a survey. Did you know there are different types of surveys? Download this free white paper to learn more about surveys, what the terms surveyors use actually mean, and answers to many frequently asked questions. Download the white paper here.

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Grant Projects – Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program

The Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program (MCZMP) within the Office of the Great Lakes, Department of Environmental Quality has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for grant projects that will start January 1, 2014.  Projects should protect the Great Lakes coastal resources by fostering environmentally-friendly development of economically and socially vibrant coastal communities. Download the […]

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$654 million wastewater, stormwater funding bills signed into law

New State of Michigan grants available for asset management programs, planning Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed HB 5673 and SBs 1155 through 1158 into law late last week, authorizing an investment of $654,000,000 in grants and loans for wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. MDEQ’s Revolving Loan Section will manage the funds and develop the application process, […]

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DDAs and Economic Development

Not everyone is aware of downtown development authorities (DDA), or why they are important. Many cities have one, and Michigan has 35 of them. Prein&Newhof often works with DDAs on projects related to streetscapes and downtown infrastructure. Downtown is considered the heart of the city. It is an expanse of a few streets that are […]

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Happy Holidays! Give with us!

To help ease the burden of families with health challenges this year, Prein&Newhof is making a donation to support the work of the Ronald McDonald House Charity. And when you subscribe to our blog or follow one of our social networking sites, we’ll match your action with a $5.00 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities, […]

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Volunteer river, stream and creek cleanup grants available

Source: MDEQ The DEQ and Great Lakes Commission today announced $25,000 in small grants available to support local efforts to clean up Michigan rivers, streams and creeks. Michigan’s Volunteer River, Stream and Creek Cleanup Program supports grants to local units of government to help clean up Michigan waterways. Local units of government may partner with […]

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Texas Township wins 2012 APWA Southwest Branch Project Award

  Prein&Newhof is happy to announce that the Texas Township Farmer’s Market, Trailhead, and Trail project has won the American Public Works Association Southwest Branch Project Award. Texas Township is one of the fastest-growing communities in the greater Kalamazoo region. With only one park, Texas Township offered fewer recreational opportunities than its neighbors. Demand for […]

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P&N client, project get kudos in national journal

Holland’s Board of Public Works earned high praise in the nationally-circulated Municipal Sewer & Water Magazine’s December 2012 issue. Prein&Newhof designed a 4.5-mile-long, 30-inch-diameter interconnect pipeline and valve & meter station linking Holland’s water system with Wyoming’s water system. The $6,000,000 project is nearly done.  Read more.

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Community tree planting grant applications now available

The Department of Natural Resources and the DTE Energy Foundation announced today that applications for the 2013 DTE Energy Foundation Tree Planting grant program are now available. Eligible applicants include local units of government, nonprofit organizations, tribes and schools that: Are located within the service territory of DTE Energy’s utility subsidiaries Detroit Edison and MichCon; […]

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Safe and Free Disposal: Mercury

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the EPA are offering free disposal of mercury-containing equipment through September 30, 2013. The Michigan.gov website has more information and drop-off locations by county. Mercury-containing equipment from municipal power plants and hospitals are not accepted. Mercury can be found in the following types of equipment: Air handling unit […]

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Permeable Pavers Video

P&N’s Lake Street reconstruction project in Whitehall is Michigan’s first “green” road. One of the green technologies employed there is the use of brick permeable pavers in parking areas to collect sheet runoff from the road during rainstorms. This video shows how water infiltrates through the cracks between paver bricks into the stone below the […]

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P&N MDOT Prequalified

MDOT recently added Prein&Newhof to its list of prequalified engineering consultants. We initially have been prequalified to work for MDOT on Roads & Streets Engineering and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Jason Washler is leading P&N’s entry into MDOT work. “We’re very happy MDOT elected to add us to its list for these practice areas. We’re planning […]

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Allegan Water Treatment Plant project wins ACEC Merit Award

The Allegan Water Treatment Plant project has won a Merit Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Michigan.  Congratulations to all those involved in this innovative project that converted a lime softening water treatment plant into a much greener and more efficient reverse osmosis water treatment plant. Read more about the project […]

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Prein&Newhof welcomes Bob Nelesen

Prein&Newhof welcomes Bob Nelesen, P.E. as a Project Manager in its Airport Engineering group. Bob has a BS in Civil Engineering from Calvin College and an MBA from Texas State University. He is a licensed PE in Michigan and Texas who has previously worked for KSA Engineers in Texas, and URS Corporation in both Texas […]

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Coastal Grants Available from US Fish & Wildlife Service

The Coastal Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides technical and financial assistance to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. The Coastal Program is not a conventional grants program–it does not solicit projects through a request for proposals. Instead, projects are developed strategically, […]

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Wastewater, Stormwater Planning Grants up to $2,000,000 Brewing in State Legislature

P&N is closely tracking HB 5673-5676 and SB 1155-1158, which we expect Governor Snyder to sign before 2012 ends. We participated in the committee that developed this concept, and we are in close contact with Legislators and regulators as the bills move through the adoption process. Grants up to $1,000,000 with 10% match, and $2,000,000 […]

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