local government

6:47 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Saint Joseph City Commissioners Not Ready to Agree to Harbor Proposal

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Berrien County officials say proposal would it cheaper and more efficient to dredge harbor for large ships
ST. JOSEPH - A year after first hearing a proposal from Berrien County officials on consolidating the commercial shipping harbors along the St. Joseph River, city commissioners are still skeptical about diving into the project.
9:15 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Long Winter Means Large Snow Removal Bills for Saugatuck and Douglas

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Both cities spent more than they had budgeted to clear snow
When the more than 153 inches of snow finally melted this spring, what was left behind?
2:37 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Hearing on Proposed Portage Budget Set for Tuesday

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Slight increase in millage included 2014-15 spending plan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - The public will have a chance to comment on the proposed Portage 2014-15 budget at a 7:30 p.m. hearing Tuesday at Portage City Hall. The Portage City Council has been going over the proposed budget blueprint and will take comments along with approving a Truth in Taxation resolution that establishes a millage rate, which in this case will not exceed .0789 mills above the city's base millage rate.
5:48 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Former Albion City Manager Takes Plea Deal

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Dan Bishop was fired in March after less than two years
A former Albion city manager entered a plea Thursday to assault and battery and said the incident has ruined his career. Dan Bishop, 56, of Paw Paw, pleaded no contest to assault and battery. The misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail or a $500 fine.
7:07 am
Thu May 8, 2014

City of Kalamazoo Sued Over Water and Sewer Charges

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Complaint says city has "manipulated and overstated" rates
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Several Kalamazoo County townships are among 11 entities that have filed a joint lawsuit against the city of Kalamazoo alleging it has intentionally inflated the water and sewer rates.

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