Calhoun County

9:53 am
Sun January 26, 2014

Calhoun County officials look for improvement on roads in 2014

Calhoun and Jackson Counties entered into partnership to manage roads
After months of reining in finances and creating partnerships, the Calhoun County Road Department knows this: it's not looking for 2014 to be yet another year of chasing potholes. "I think we have accomplished a lot," said county Administrator Kelli Scott.
6:20 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Deal proposed to fix flooding in Battle Creek, Emmet Township

No special assessments planned to pay for work
A proposed agreement will allow work on the Big Marsh Drain project to correct flooding in the City of Battle Creek and Emmett Township without charging special assessments to property owners. If approved by the Battle Creek City Commission, Calhoun County Board of Commissioners and Emmett Township Board, work on the project could be finished in two years , said County Commissioner Derek King.
2:46 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Employment up in West Michigan, down in Calhoun County

280 jobs were cut in Calhoun County in the second quarter of this year due to an “unexpected decline in its leisure and hospitality sector.”
Calhoun County's total employment dropped by 0.5 percent in the second quarter of this year as the area saw losses in the government and the service-providing industry, according to the new business outlook by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
12:31 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Calhoun County Sheriff to begin providing road patrols in Springfield at end of the month

Springfield chose to contract out road patrols to cut costs
The beginning of contracted police services for Springfield is expected to begin at the end of the month. Springfield Mayor Sue Anderson and Sheriff Matt Saxton said last week that review of a proposed contract has taken longer than expected but should be complete soon.
9:22 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Pension obligations for Battle Creek and Calhoun County not fully funded, but not as dire as Detroit's

Calhoun County Administrator says recovery continues from 2008 stock market crash
Employee pension plans in Battle Creek and Calhoun County, like Detroit, aren't fully funded, but officials say they're confident the two governments aren't not facing pension-funding debacle crippling the Motor City. "We have the same scenario that everyone does with the stock market," said Calhoun County Administrator Kelli Scott.