Kalamazoo City Commission

12:01 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commissioners Question if Early Retirement Was Too Generous

Early retirement incentive was used to address recurring budget deficits
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- An offer that enticed more than 200 Kalamazoo city employees to retire with payouts that averaged $40,000, on top of pensions averaging $40,000 a year, has some city commissioners now questioning whether the deal was too sweet.
6:41 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commissioners Approve Contract With Retired Employee for Inspections

Harold Hays took early retirement offer in 2011. He was the city's plumbing and mechanical insepctor
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Members of the Kalamazoo City Commission approved a contract Monday with a recent city retiree for plumbing and mechanical inspections. City commissioners approved the two-year contract with State Approved Inspection Services LLC for plumbing and mechanical inspections in an amount not to exceed $187,000.
7:12 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission Approves Dog Ban From City Golf Course

Dogs are also banned from city-owned Woods Lake Park
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday voted to approve a proposal to ban dogs from city-owned Milham Park Golf Course. The ordinance amendment prohibits dogs on the golf course, which is popular for cross-country skiers in the winter and golfers in the summer.
7:30 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission to Vote Monday on Banning Dogs From City Owned Golf Course

Owners would be fined $100 plus court costs for first offense and $200 for subsequent violations
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will vote tonight on a proposal that bans dogs from city-owned Milham Park Golf Course. The proposed ordinance amendment would prohibit dogs on the golf course and would "eliminate the opportunity for dog waste on the course and possible interaction with golfers," Sean Fletcher, director of the city's parks and recreation, wrote to commissioners in a staff memo.
WMUK News
11:35 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission Hears Utilitiy, HUD Proposals

The Kalamazoo City Commission hears a proposal on utility rates at their Feb. 10, 2014 meeting.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo residents could see changes in the cost of water and sewer service this year. That’s if the city accepts a proposal a consulting group says would make its utility costs more sustainable over time.

The city commission heard the details of the plan, prepared by the Foster Group, Thursday evening. It would raise the city’s sewer utility revenue about two percent and water revenue by three percent.

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