Kalamazoo County Commission

9:01 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Kalamazoo County Board Approves $400,000 to Cover Department of Human Services Funding

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County Administrator Peter Battani says county has to figure out why cost of child care placements has dramatically increased
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo County Department of Human Services should now be able to fund its child care placements for the remainder of 2014 after a $400,000 allocation for the office was approved Tuesday by county commissioners. The emergency allocation was approved by a 9-0 vote.
6:37 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Proposed Phone Surcharge to Pay for 911 Dispatch Unlikely to be Approved This Year

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State deadline would require action by next month
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - While most advocates of a proposed consolidation of Kalamazoo County's 911 dispatch system continue to say it must happen sooner rather than later, it now appears a phone surcharge to support the system will not be voted on this year.
8:19 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Kalamazoo County Board Agrees to Extend Bronson Park Lease

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City hopes to buy the downtown park from the county
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - A one-year lease extension for Bronson Park was finalized Tuesday night after receiving approval from the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners. Under terms of the lease, the City of Kalamazoo will pay the county $1 to lease the park for 2014.
1:21 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Kalamazoo County Commissioners Vote to Change Retiree Benefits

The Kalamazoo County Commission voted on the retiree system changes at its Feb. 4 meeting.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Surprise and relief: several Kalamazoo County commissioners expressed those feelings Tuesday night after the commission unanimously approved changes to the county’s retiree benefit system.

The plan – a compromise worked out over several weeks of intense discussions – is meant to close a projected $63 million funding gap in the county’s eventual medical liability.

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7:16 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Kalamazoo County Commissioners set goals for 2014

Lead in text: 
Potential changes to retiree health care plans, consolidated 911 dispatch among top priorites
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - During its first work meeting of 2014, the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners laid out its strategic plan for the year. Commissioners, along with administration, identified Tuesday what they see as the most important tasks to be achieved in the coming year.