Battle Creek

7:36 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Battle Creek Ordered to Pay $81,000 for Uncompensated Overtime

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The city had to pay about $73,000 to firefighters last year.
The city of Battle Creek will pay an additional $81,000 in unpaid overtime after an audit from the U.S. Department of Labor found more violations of federal wage laws. The city will issue $80,592.81 in payments to 265 current and former employees by the end of next week following the Labor Department's investigation that looked into the city departments' overtime payments between Oct.
5:12 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Judge Rules Community Action of Battle Creek Violated Open Meetings Act in CEO Firing

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Judge gives agency 45 days to "re-enact the June 20th meeting" in which Nancy MacFarlane was fired
The Community Action Board of Directors has 45 days to re-fire Nancy Macfarlane after a judge ruled the board violated the state Open Meetings Act when it fired her the first time, Macfarlane's attorney said Monday.
9:41 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Battle Creek Mayor Says City Manager Was Not Forced Out

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David Walters says no one on city commission asked Ken Tsuchiyama to step down
Mayor: Tsuchiyama not forced out Battle Creek Mayor Dave Walters insisted there were no back-door efforts to force out Ken Tsuchiyama and that the city manager was the first to offer his resignation.
Battle Creek City Manager
9:22 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Battle Creek City Manager Resigns, Questions Remain

Battle Creek City Hall - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Jennifer Bowman


Battle Creek Enquirer reporter Jennifer Bowman says City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama's resignation did not come as a surprise.

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12:51 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Battle Creek City Manager to Step Down

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Ken Tsuchiyama's departure comes after months of tensions with city commissioners
Battle Creek City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama announced today he will step down, probably before the end of the month. "The Mayor and I have agreed that the Commission and I differ in our views regarding the direction of the city and that it would be in the best interests of all for me to step down from my City Manager position," Tsuchiyama said in an email to city staff this morning.