local government

1:06 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Kalamazoo County workers to get first pay raise in four years

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County workers to get 1% raise, plus steps
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners had its first chance to review the 2014 budget Tuesday at its annual budget retreat. County administration is projecting an $83.2 million budget for 2014, about $400,000 more than the 2013 budget.
10:40 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Some Portage city workers to get first pay raise in four years

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Portage City Council approved agreement with employee union Tuesday night. Workers have also ratified it
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Some Portage city workers will be getting a pay raise for the first time in four years. Seventeen Portage Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Services employees represented by the United Auto Workers have a new two-year labor agreement with the city.
6:11 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Cooper Township halts proposed commercial compost fertilizer business

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Township considers one year moratorium
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COOPER TOWNSHIP, MI - A proposed commercial compost facility has been nipped in Cooper Township after heavy opposition from local residents, who are skeptical of the nuisances the business would bring. The residents of Cooper Township began rallying against the proposed $1 million commercial compost site immediately after its CEO invited locals for a meeting about the business last month.
Kalamazoo City Manager
8:25 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Five finalists in the running for Kalamazoo City Manager

Kalamazoo City Hall - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Emily Monacelli

Assistant City Managers from Kalamazoo and Battle Creek are among those vying to replace retiring Kalamazoo City Manager Ken Collard. 

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6:44 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Springfield names four finalists for city manager

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Interviews are scheduled for next week
Four people, three with Michigan ties, are finalists for Springfield city manager. If chosen by the city council, one of the men will replace Frank Peterson, who resigned to become city manager in Muskegon. Peterson leaves the job Thursday. All four candidates are expected to attend a public open house at Springfield City Hall from 5:30 p.m.

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