local government

5:57 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Former Battle Creek Unlimited Leader Takes Job with State

Karl Dehn stepped down from BCU September 21st
Former Battle Creek Unlimited President and CEO Karl Dehn begins a new job Monday. The 49-year-old - who resigned late last month after some 18 years with the organization - has been hired as a senior planning and project manager for the Michigan Economic Development Corp.
5:52 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Sanitary Sewer Leak Reduces 990 Gallons in Kalamazoo

Leak happened near area where construction was taking place
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - A sanitary sewer leak Tuesday afternoon near downtown Kalamazoo released almost 1,000 gallons of sewage into an excavation trench, city officials said.
7:25 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Kalamazoo County Administrator Gets Positive Evaluation From Board

Peter Battani called it "a very good year"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
A year after Kalamazoo County Administrator Peter Battani said he was disappointed about receiving an overall 74.2 out of 100 on his evaluation from the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioner during a contract year, Battani's ratings improved significantly under a new system that asked the board to rate him on a scale of 1 to 3 in a number of categories.
6:19 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Battle Creek Gets Grant to Assist Police in Communication, Connecting to Community

City will receive $83,000 in first round of grant
Battle Creek is one of 11 cities nationwide and the only city in Michigan to receive a first round of grant funding to reduce crime and improve public safety in a program that could lead to another $1 million in assistance.
6:16 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Commissioners Seek Answers About Changes at Battle Creek Unlimited

One Battle Creek commissioner says economic development agency is in a "state of flux"
City commissioners are expected to soon hold a workshop with Battle Creek Unlimited as the economic development organization undergoes strategic planning after the exit of its CEO. "There might be a separation right now that we need to work on together," Mayor Dave Walters said at a workshop before the commission's regular meeting Tuesday.

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