local government

6:28 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Berrien County board extends time to study next step for road commission

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Federal audit coming on finances
ST. JOSEPH - The Berrien County Board on Thursday voted to extend for up to 60 days a study on whether the county's troubled Road Commission should be reorganized or even taken over by county government.
6:14 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Kalamazoo Township approves non-discrimination ordinance with protections for gays, lesbians

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One trustee says he hopes ordinance serves as model for other communities
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, MI -- Kalamazoo Township trustees adopted an ordinance Monday that bans discrimination in employment, public accommodation and housing practices. Trustees adopted the ordinance in a 6-0 vote, which drew applause from the approximately 30 people in the audience.
Local government funding
8:19 am
Mon July 22, 2013

MLive Kalamazoo examines coming financial troubles for local governments

Kalamazoo County Administration Building - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Julie Mack


Municipal leaders in the Kalamazoo area say they are rethinking revenue and consolidation of services. 

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6:02 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Battle Creek to buy equipment for recycling waste into energy

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"Energy conversion process equipment" from Springfield firm will cost more than $5-million
The city of Battle Creek may soon get extra-efficient on how it handles wastewater treatment.
7:33 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Animal facility proposed for Berrien County

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New facility would replace obsolete pound in Berrien Township
ST. JOSEPH - The Berrien County Board on Thursday approved a contract for initial engineering work on the site of a proposed new animal control facility in Benton Township. The contract is with Wightman & Associates for $36,600. The company will work on design and construction engineering, do soil borings and check out wetlands.