SW Michigan

6:19 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Special Portage School Board meeting Monday to discuss Superintendent search

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Board looking for new district leader after sole finalist withdrew in April
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Portage Public Schools Board of Education will have a special meeting Monday, June 3, to talk about its search for a new superintendent. The meeting, which will include recommendations from the board's search consultant, Jim Morse, will begin at 5:30 p.m., just before the board's regularly scheduled workshop meeting at 6:30 p.m.
9:29 pm
Sun June 2, 2013

Emergency Manager has fired six Benton Harbor administrators, more may come

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City Commissioners say they haven't been informed about reason for firings
BENTON HARBOR - Six of Benton Harbor's top employees have been fired by Emergency Manager Tony Saunders in the last two months, and while the three city commissioners contacted by telephone Saturday said they don't support the firings, they said they also can't oppose them.
9:25 pm
Sun June 2, 2013

Holland City Council to consider overnight parking, fate of Wooden Shoe Hotel this week

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Council may move ahead with temporary program to further study long-term parking. City Manager has recommended revoking hotel's license
The debate about overnight, on-street parking in the city of Holland will come to vote Wednesday. But if the vote is positive, residents can't start parking on the street just yet. The Holland City Council will consider whether to proceed with a temporary program that could provide some data for making a long-term decision.
9:21 pm
Sun June 2, 2013

Battle Creek preparing ordinance on donation boxes

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Towns in Southwest Michigan taking different approaches to collection boxes
Pennfield Township has voted in a ban on most donation boxes and an ordinance for some kind of regulation for Battle Creek is being discussed. Also, the city of Portage has created an ordinance of its own.
8:18 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Kalamazoo paid $13,800 to search firm before terminating contract

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City Commissioners voted this week to reopen search process for city manager
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
"I don't think the question is whether we had competent people come in here," said Commissioner Don Cooney. "I think we had very competent people come in here. The question is do we have somebody in that pool who's a good fit for the city."

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