local government

7:51 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Kalamazoo Area Roads Get Extra State Money

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The biggest share goes to Kalamazoo County while other grants will help the cities of Kalamazoo and Portage as well as seven villages.
KALAMAZOO, MI - After a winter that stretched the budgets of road agencies throughout the state, Kalamazoo County municipalities received $1.4 million as part of a $60.9 million state allocation distributed Thursday to Michigan counties, cities and villages.
8:13 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Holland Approves Keeping Chickens in City

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The city ordinance says no roosters allowed and chickens can't be kept for commercial purposes
After nearly one year of discussions, the Holland City Council has approved the keeping of urban chickens.It takes effect in 21 days.Councilman Wayne Klomparens was the lone no vote; Councilman Myron Trethewey was absent.Only two people spoke at the obligatory public hearing preceding the vote.
12:55 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Battle Creek May Hire Groups to Gather Public Input for City Manager Search

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If hired the groups would hold between 8 and 15 public meetings and report back in June
Battle Creek officials may hire the services of two community groups to gather public input as they search for the next city manager. At Wednesday's manager search committee meeting, Beacon Community and Project 20/20 presented a proposal to facilitate community conversations about the hiring of Ken Tsuchiyama's permanent replacement.
9:15 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Kalamazoo County Appoints Acting Health Officer

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Linda Vail is leaving to become Health Officer in Ingham County
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - With current Kalamazoo County Health Officer Linda Vail moving on to serve in same role for Ingham County, the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners Tuesday appointed Josh Jacobs as acting health officer until a permanent replacement is hired. Jacobs, hired in 2010, currently serves as Deputy Director of Kalamazoo County Health and Human Services.
7:18 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Kalamazoo Residents Asked to Keep Water Running Until April 20th

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City still concerned over possible frozen water lines
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The worst winter for frozen pipes in Kalamazoo in recent memory has officially beat a 36-year-old record. Since January, Kalamazoo city crews have responded to 309 frozen pipes and water meters serviced by the city, breaking the record set in 1978 of 250 to 300 frozen services, said Sue Foune, managing director of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Services.

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