local government

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.
6:18 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Battle Creek Hires City Manager Search Firm

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City hopes to hire Battle Creek's next manager by mid-August
An Illinois-based search firm will take the lead in Battle Creek's search for its next city manager after getting approval from the entire commission Tuesday. Commissioners unanimously approved spending up to $30,000 for the services of GovHR USA, which will conduct a six-phase process to find potential candidates for Ken Tsuchiyama's permanent replacement.
6:04 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Library MIllage Renewed by Wide Margin

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Tax is renewed for another 20 years
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- By a 3-1margin, voters Tuesday approved renewing a 1.18-mill levy for the Kalamazoo Public Library for the next 20 years. With all 40 precincts reporting, the unofficial vote count was 6,317 to 2,055. "We are grateful for the strong confirmation of the services we offer and the direction and priorities of the library," said Ann Rohrbaugh, the library's executive director.
9:57 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Tuesday Night Election Results

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Requests for millage renewals among highlights on ballot
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Seven Kalamazoo-area school districts, Kalamazoo Public Library, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph intermediate school districts and cities of Bangor and Galesburg are holding elections today. The two marquee events for Kalamazoo County voters: A request by the Kalamazoo Public Library to renew a 1.18-mill operating tax for 20 years and a request by the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency to renew a 1.5-mill school enhancement tax for three years.
7:59 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

City Documents Lay Out Case for Firing Two Top Battle Creek Police Officials

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Investigation was sparked by allegations of hostile work environment
Former Deputy Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Saylor and Inspector Maria Alonso were fired for destroying city information, favoritism and lying to city leaders about the nature of their relationship, according to documents released Tuesday.

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