local government

9:56 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Calhoun County Officials to Consider Road Funding Options

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County board will meet April 22nd to find solutions on road funding and repair
County officials said every option is on the table as they discuss later this month ways to increase funding for road improvements. "I don't know what I favor," Calhoun County Commissioner Steve Frisbie said Friday, "whether it's county-wide, township-wide (millages) or 'Hang on, let the state flesh this all out.'
8:00 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Albion Names a New Interim City Manager

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Kipp takes from former interim manager Kevin Markovich who retired last week.
Scott Kipp, the city of Albion's public safety chief, will also serve as interim city manager after city councilmembers appointed him to the position following Dan Bishop's termination. We speak with Kipp to hear how he plans to juggle both jobs and how he plans to steer the city in a more positive direction.
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.