Kalamazoo County

6:18 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Kalamazoo County DHS Director Says Agency is on Right Path Despite Deficit

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County Human Services Director says progress is being made to ensure proper care of children
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Despite the Kalamazoo County Department of Human Services projecting to end 2014 with a $15,000 deficit, its director says the agency is on the path to financial recovery after needing two emergency cash infusions earlier this year to fund its childcare placements.
5:41 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

A New Metric on Education in Kalamazoo County

The Learning Network's Amy Slancik on the organization's new scorecard

The Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo has created a new tool for measuring the quality of education in Kalamazoo County.

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6:16 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Kalamazoo County Administrator Says $3 Surcharge for 911 Dispatch 'is Dead'

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Peter Battani says recommendation was "Cadillac Plan at a Cadillac Price"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- When cost estimates to consolidate Kalamazoo County's 911 dispatch centers came out last fall, one number became an immediate hang-up. A $3 monthly surcharge on phones and all other electronic devices capable of contacting 911 proposed by a consultant "ain't happening," Kalamazoo County Administrator Peter Battani said recently.
6:31 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Kalamazoo Humane Society Looks to Finalize $2-million purchase

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Agreement has been signed to purchase building on Sprinkle Road
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - After years of operating in inadequate facilities, the Kalamazoo Humane Society is close to finalizing a $2 million agreement to purchase an animal care and resource center it hopes to share with the Kalamazoo County Animal Shelter.
9:44 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Kalamazoo County Campaign Finance Reports to be Online as Part of Pilot Program

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Kalamazoo County Clerk Tim Snow says he's working on separate program to allow searches of past campaigns
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County residents interested in viewing campaign finance records of local elected officials will soon have online accessibility to those reports. Kalamazoo County was recently selected by Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to be one of two counties to participate in a pilot program that will offer electronic campaign-finance reporting for local candidates and ballot questions.