local government

7:40 am
Tue October 14, 2014

New Albion City Manager Plans for Economic Development, Transparency

Sheryl Mitchell was hired after a five month search
Albion has a new city manager whose leadership experience, recent dissertation study on budgeting in small communities and love for Michigan appears to makes her a good fit for the job. "She's engaging, interesting and intelligent," Albion City Councilman Andrew French said of Sheryl Mitchell, who began work in September as the city's new manager.
6:42 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Emmett Township Board Approves Body Cameras for Police

The township's police chief says the cameras will help officers in their duties
The acquisition of body cameras were for Emmett Township public safety officers was approved Thursday by the township board. The seven-member board approved the purchase of eight of the $1,000 cameras by a unanimous vote, Township Supervisor Tim Hill said after the meeting.
7:17 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Emmett Township Police Officers Could Get Body Cameras

Chief says after 90 day test, he will recommend purchasing eight cameras for $8,000
The Emmett Township board may vote Thursday to buy two fire trucks and be the first in Calhoun County to equip its police officers with body cameras. The township board will consider spending $1.45 million for a ladder truck and a pumper engine to replace two aging trucks.
6:26 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Battle Creek Commission Postpones Vote on Changes to Ethics Code

Ordinance could be introduced at November 18th meeting
If there will be any changes made to the Battle Creek City Commission's ethics code, they will have to wait until next month. During their regular meeting Tuesday, commissioners unanimously voted to postpone the first vote on ordinance changes that included a process for public hearings and sanctions for commissioners accused of ethics violations.
6:03 am
Wed October 8, 2014

County Board Approves Consolidated Dispatch Agreement, Phone Surcharge

Surcharge will be on all 911 accessible devices
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners was the last of five public bodies to vote on an agreement that will see the cities of Kalamazoo and Portage, Kalamazoo Township, Western Michigan University and the county move to begin consolidating their five dispatch operations into one consolidated unit.