local government

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.
6:14 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Kalamazoo County Board Appoints Another Acting Health Officer

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Josh Jacobs was appointed acting health officer after Linda Vail's departure. But he is moving to California
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners appointed its second acting health officer in as many months at its meeting Tuesday night. Lynne Norman, the clinical services division manager for Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services who has been with the department since 1999, was appointed by the board to fill the vacancy left by the departure of former acting health officer Josh Jacobs.

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