local government

7:11 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Benton Harbor Commissioners Accuse Sheriff's Detectives of Harassment

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Berrien County Sheriff says he had not received any citizen complaints
BENTON HARBOR - Three Benton Harbor commissioners said Monday city residents are being harassed by Berrien County Sheriff's Department detectives as they investigate possible election fraud. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey said anyone who feels they have been mistreated should file a complaint at his office, and his department will investigate it.
6:26 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Calhoun County Considers Road Projects

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About 60 people were at meeting when it started Tuesday night
MARSHALL - At a special meeting Tuesday, county officials discussed options for funding work needed on beleaguered Calhoun County roads. The Calhoun County Board of Commissioners adopted the Local Road Improvement Funding Program in February. The program outlines various repairs that could take place and how those will be funded, including requiring townships or residents to pay percentages of repair costs.
7:13 am
Tue April 22, 2014

1% Raises Approved for Kalamazoo City Attorney, Clerk and Internal Auditor

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Commission appointees will also receive a lump-sum payment
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday unanimously approved 1 percent raises and 1.5 percent lump-sum payments for the city attorney, clerk and internal auditor. The city's non-employee union group last received a lump-sum payment of 0.5% in October 2012 and a 1 percent raise effective January 2013, but city commission appointees were not included.
7:09 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Kalamazoo Water, Wastewater Rates Could Rise by June

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Residents in the city could see rates go up 5%, customers outside the city would see a 4% increase
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Water and wastewater rates for Kalamazoo customers could rise by June. City commissioners held the first readings of two resolutions Monday that call for water and wastewater rates to go up.
6:09 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Five to be Interviewed for Acting Portage City Manager Next Week

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City Manager Maurice Evans retired April 1st, Deputy Manager Brian Bowling stepped down April 4th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Five people, two from out of state, will be interviewed next week for Portage acting city manager. The Portage City Council Monday night narrowed down a list of 18 applicants to the five finalists who will face council questions.

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