Kalamazoo County

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Kalamazoo County has approved a plan that would move its health department to Kalamazoo’s Edison neighborhood. County commissioners voted on Tuesday to buy three acres on East Alcott Street. The county intends to build a new facility on that land for Health and Community Services.

Currently the department rents space in Nazareth. Deputy County Administrator John Faul says that building is less than ideal for employees and for patients.

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The Kalamazoo County Commission has taken a decisive step toward hiring a new county administrator. Board members voted 7 to 4 on Thursday to offer the job to Terrence Neuzil, the elected supervisor of Johnson County, Iowa.

"KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County Treasurer Mary Balkema and former state Rep. Sean McCann are among seven people named as finalists to be the county's next administrator. The finalists were were among 36 candidates selected for review by Hiring Solutions LLC, of Okemos, following a nationwide search." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

Voters in Kalamazoo County have approved a property tax proposal intended to help homeless families find housing. The millage passed with 56 percent of the vote.

Public Housing Commission member David Artley says he expects the funds to make a difference for hundreds of families.

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Voters in Kalamazoo County will decide whether to approve a property tax proposal on Tuesday. It would raise money over six years to help homeless families find housing. Supporters say it’s essential that children have homes or they won’t do well in school and won’t thrive as adults. But opponents say there are better ways to help them.

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