Battle Creek City Commission

6:51 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Battle Creek Considers Firms for City Manager Search

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Firm that assisted search in Kalamazoo is among those being considered
The committee charged with helping find Battle Creek's next city manager may take some cues from the city of Kalamazoo's search last year. City officials will contact Voorhees Associates LLC of Deerfield, Ill., as they consider which search firm to hire to vet city manager candidates.
11:45 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Battle Creek May Add to Capital Improvements "Wish List"

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The city has proposed $41.4-million in capital road projects over the next six years
The city of Battle Creek's capital improvement program is in the early stages of its annual update. The program calls for a total of $131.6 million worth of projects over the next six years, with about $13.1 million worth of new projects.
6:21 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Interim City Manager Named in Battle Creek

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Susan Bedsole's appointment comes as the city looks to fill several vacancies
City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama was absent as commissioners named his interim replacement on Tuesday. None of the commissioners commented as they unanimously voted to approve Tsuchiyama's separation agreement. Along with some residents who spoke during the regular meeting, they voiced their support for Community Services Director Susan Bedsole, appointing her interim city manager.
6:30 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Battle Creek Commission to Vote on Separation Agreement With City Manager Tuesday

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Ken Tsuchiyama is stepping down after 28 years with city. Susan Bedsole will be named interim city manager
Tuesday's Battle Creek commission meeting will be the last for Ken Tsuchiyama, who will step down as city manager at the end of this week. City commissioners will vote during their regular meeting on a separation agreement for Tsuchiyama and whether to name Community Services Director Susan Bedsole as interim city manager.
12:03 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Battle Creek Commissioners approve debt plan for Kellogg Arena

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Plan would get arena out of debt by mid-2015
City commissioners put their faith again in Kellogg Arena on Tuesday as they touted the facility's contributions to Battle Creek despite it not making a profit in at least five years."What we have is a luxury," Commissioner Jeff Domenico said of the city-owned arena. "There's no question about that.