local government

6:30 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Battle Creek Commission to Vote on Separation Agreement With City Manager Tuesday

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Ken Tsuchiyama is stepping down after 28 years with city. Susan Bedsole will be named interim city manager
Tuesday's Battle Creek commission meeting will be the last for Ken Tsuchiyama, who will step down as city manager at the end of this week. City commissioners will vote during their regular meeting on a separation agreement for Tsuchiyama and whether to name Community Services Director Susan Bedsole as interim city manager.
7:30 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission to Vote Monday on Banning Dogs From City Owned Golf Course

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Owners would be fined $100 plus court costs for first offense and $200 for subsequent violations
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will vote tonight on a proposal that bans dogs from city-owned Milham Park Golf Course. The proposed ordinance amendment would prohibit dogs on the golf course and would "eliminate the opportunity for dog waste on the course and possible interaction with golfers," Sean Fletcher, director of the city's parks and recreation, wrote to commissioners in a staff memo.
2:57 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Local Officials Prepare for Crumbling Roads After Long Winter

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Money spent for fixing roads after a long winter, may mean less is available for warm-weather projects
BENTON TOWNSHIP - Road agencies and street departments are looking forward to the end of a hard winter, which has tested workers, broken equipment and stretched budgets.
12:35 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Officials Hope New Health Clinic in Battle Creek Can be Model for Other Communities

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The clinic will offer treatment for high blood pressure, diabetes, influenza and colds
A new health clinic in Battle Creek could set the standard for more to follow. What's being called Michigan's first clinic that serves employees of both a private company and local governments will begin taking appointments Wednesday. The CareHere Health and Wellness Center is located at the Battle Creek Department of Public Works.
6:32 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Attorney for Van Buren County Sheriff Disputes Commissioners' Allegations

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Attorney Michael Bingman says Commissioners' letter to Sheriff Dale Gribler contains "several misrepresentations"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
"I will say it appears as though there are some members of the board who don't understand what the concept of due process of law is," said Michael Bingen, attorney for Van Buren County Sheriff Dale Gribler. "The matter was quite thoroughly investigated and this type of trial is wrong."

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