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2:26 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Historic Kalamazoo fountain gets grant

The "Fountain of the Pioneers" in Kalamazoo's Bronson Park
Credit WMUK

A plan to restore an historic fountain in Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park will get an $83,000 kick start. City officials say they’ve won a grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation in Wisconsin to help pay for work on the “Fountain of the Pioneers”. The City has three years to raise another $166,000 in matching money for the restoration project that's expected to cost up to $2.5 million.

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8:18 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Kalamazoo Planning Commission to consider rules on digital billboards

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Planning Commissioners will consider sending rules to City Commission
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
As proposed, the draft ordinance would not alter the citywide cap of 99 total billboards, but it suggests that a maximum of eight digital billboards be allowed in the city. As proposed, digital billboards would only be allowed in districts zoned general or light manufacturing, community commercial or downtown in the central business district along state-or federally controlled roads.
7:26 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Berrien County Health Board supports Medicaid expansion

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Medicaid expansion allowed under federal Affordable Care Act
NILES - The Berrien County Board of Health is sick of delays in expanding Medicaid coverage in Michigan and will draft a resolution asking state Sen. John Proos to vote in favor of the legislation already passed by the House. "I fail to understand the rationale of those who would be opposed" to the expansion plan supported by Gov.
6:32 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Deal reached on overlay district for Marshall's Oaklawn Hospital

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Agreement between hospital and Marshall Neighborhood Association reduces size of district and includes new rules for future buildings
The Marshall Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the Hospital Campus Overlay District, a move that was previously made but didn't meet state zoning law requirements. Marshall City Council voted to rescind the HCOD following a referendum petition and lawsuit and send it back to the planning commission for a proper public hearing.
7:42 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Comstock Township Supervisor asks state officials to deny Enbridge dredging permit

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Enbridge halted dredging work last week when Comstock Township officials requested a site plan be submitted
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Comstock Township Supervisor Ann Nieuwenhuis requested today through a letter to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality that Enbridge, Inc.'s permit to dredge the Kalamazoo River north of Morrow Lake be denied.

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