local government

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.
8:34 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Speaker says local governments need to seek new revenue, despite state regulation

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Plante Moran study finds local governments limited from raising adequate levels of revenue
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - County and local government is the most regulated industry in the entire state, an expert said today at presentation on local government finances sponsored by Southwest Michigan First. Current state law severely curtails revenue growth at the local level, which has created a need to find new revenue.
7:23 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Springfield City Manager finalist for same job in Port Huron

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Port Huron city council will begin interviews next month
SPRINGFIELD - Frank Peterson, city manager of Springfield for more than six years, has been named a finalist for the same job in Port Huron. The 32-year-old is among three candidates being considered for Port Huron's next city manager after Bruce Brown announced he would be leaving the position.
7:33 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Benton Harbor library officials want Benton Township voters to approve tax

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Benton Township trustees ended their contribution to the library because of dwindling revenue
BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor library officials want Benton Township voters to support a library tax. The Benton Harbor Library Board is facing a more than $300,000 drop in revenue in the next fiscal year because Benton Township is dropping its annual contribution.
7:22 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Battle Creek officials weigh possible public safety changes

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City currently searching for a new fire chief to replace the retired Larry Hausman
City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama said after being pressed by some Battle Creek city commissioners that he has not moved forward with any plans to create a public safety director position but is currently "leaving the door open" on the idea.

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