local government

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.
7:08 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Suspended Benton Harbor Safety Chief Demands Reinstatement

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Roger Lange was suspended because he had not passed Fire Fighter examinations
BENTON HARBOR - Suspended Benton Harbor Director of Public Safety Roger Lange passed the practical examination Saturday to be certified as a firefighter and wants his job back.
8:39 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Holland's Next Budget Includes More Investment in Safety and Structures

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MIllage rate not likely to change
In some ways, the city of Holland's fiscal year 2015 budget is keeping the status quo. In other ways, it borders on exciting - if budgets can be exciting.This year's theme is capital reinvestment, City Manager Ryan Cotton said.
7:03 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Downtown Kalamazoo Parking Meters Can be Paid by Smartphone

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Western Michigan University uses the same technology
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Users of downtown Kalamazoo parking meters now can pay via smart phone instead of carrying around change. Downtown Kalamazoo Inc. and Central City Parking announced a one-year contract Thursday with Parkmobile USA Inc. The app is available for iPhone Android, Windows and Blackberry smart phones.
6:51 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Battle Creek Considers Firms for City Manager Search

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Firm that assisted search in Kalamazoo is among those being considered
The committee charged with helping find Battle Creek's next city manager may take some cues from the city of Kalamazoo's search last year. City officials will contact Voorhees Associates LLC of Deerfield, Ill., as they consider which search firm to hire to vet city manager candidates.

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