SW Michigan

7:20 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission extends moratorium on digital billboards

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Moratorium first went into effect in January
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday extended by 90 days a moratorium on digital billboards. Kalamazoo City Planner Andrea Augustine asked city commissioners to consider the extension to allow a stakeholder committee studying Kalamazoo's sign ordinance more time to suggest changes.
6:34 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Reports find Michigan beaches vulnerable to sewage contamination

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Heavy rain can lead to sewage runoff on beaches
Rain can dampen any vacation at the beach, but what follows the initial cloud burst can cause beach closures and health concerns around the nation and West Michigan.
6:20 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Springfield still weighing public safety decision

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Both Battle Creek and Calhoun County Sheriff have proposed fees of just over $6-million to patrol city for five years
The Springfield City Council may take a few more weeks before deciding who will provide police services in the city. Last week the council agreed not to raise taxes to support the existing department and instead will close public safety and hire either Battle Creek or the Calhoun County Sheriff to provide police services.
6:11 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Kalamazoo Vice Mayor won't seek re-election

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Hannah McKinney has served eight terms "I think that's enough for anybody"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Vice Mayor Hannah McKinney, who has served on the Kalamazoo City Commission for 16 years, announced Monday she will not seek re-election on Nov. 5. McKinney, a Kalamazoo College economics and business professor, was first elected to the commission in 1997.
4:02 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Kalamazoo commission to make final vote on fireworks restrictions

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The ordinance would ban fireworks between midnight and 8 a.m. during the week of a national holiday.
City commissioners last month held a first reading of the ordinance, which would ban consumer fireworks from midnight to 8 a.m. the day before, of and after a national holiday. The exception would be New Year's Day, when consumer fireworks would be prohibited from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m.

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