Springfield public safety

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.
7:29 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Committee will review options for Springfield law enforcement

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Springfield City Manager says large tax increase would be needed to continue operating police department
The Springfield City Council will start with a committee before deciding if it will close its police department. Mayor Susan Anderson on Monday appointed five people to study proposals by the Battle Creek Police Department and the Calhoun County Sheriff Department to police the city if the council agrees to close its own department.
7:48 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Battle Creek police, Calhoun County Sheriff could take over Springfield law enforcement

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Springfield is seeking proposals to possibly contract out police work
Springfield officials now have two plans to replace the city's police department. City Manager Frank Peterson said proposals from the City of Battle Creek and the Calhoun County Sheriff Department were sent by email Thursday as the city tries to determine if it will close its department and contract for police services.
6:26 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Springfield weighs large tax increase or eliminating police department

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Police services could be contracted out to the city of Battle Creek or Calhoun County Sheriff Department
The city council will decide within a month whether Springfield will close its police department or lay a hefty tax increase on residents. More than 75 residents filled the council chambers Wednesday to hear City Manager Frank Peterson explain why the city is running out of money to pay for public safety and then to make their own comments about the future.
2:27 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

BC suburb may close its police department

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Springfield could contract with Calhoun County or the neighboring City of Battle Creek for police service as one way to head off looming budget deficits.
Faced with budget deficits, the Springfield City Council is considering a hefty millage increase or contracting with another department for public safety services. The council will listen to residents Wednesday about the future of its public safety department. A special meeting of the council begins at 6:30 p.m.