local government

6:25 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Report Finds City of Saint Joseph Public Works Department Understaffed

Report recommends several positions be filled
ST. JOSEPH - St. Joseph's public works department - responsible for everything from maintaining streets and water and sewer lines to plowing snow and picking up trash and leaves - is understaffed, disorganized and inefficient, according to a consultant's report.
7:16 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Battle Creek Unlimited President Discusses Accomplishments and Future With City Commissioners

Economic development agency is seeking new CEO and considering structural changes
Battle Creek Unlimited's veteran leader had a clear message: It has been a pioneer in economic development, and despite uncertainties, it will be effective and beneficial for the city's future. "The relationship that we have enjoyed with the city going forward through the years has been, I think, mutually rewarding for both of us," BCU Interim President and CEO Jim Hettinger said Thursday night..
6:06 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Community Development Discussions Continue in Battle Creek

Survey shows top priorities are jobs, talent and culture of vitality
Nestled in a Western Michigan University airplane hangar community advocates continued conversations about how to "take off" with Battle Creek's Community Economic Development Plan. More than 120 people from varying sectors of the community participated in a community economic development meeting Wednesday morning. A second meeting was held Wednesday evening.
6:18 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Battle Creek City Commission Picks New Mayor After 14 Rounds of Voting

Deb Owens new mayor, Lynn Ward Gray vice mayor
It took 14 rounds of voting, six recesses and more than four hours for Battle Creek city commissioners to elect Deb Owens as mayor. Commissioners voted 6-2 to vote Owens - a decision that was only reached after Commissioner Dave Walters, who was the other nominee, switched his vote and Commissioner Mike Sherzer followed suit.
6:13 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Kalamazoo County Administrator Peter Battani Resigns

Deputy Administrator John Faul has assumed Battani's duties for now
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County Administrator Peter Battani tendered his resignation Oct. 28, less than a week after he received positive marks for his job performance from the Board of Commissioners. The resignation was unanimously approved without discussion by the eight county commissioners who attended Wednesday night's regular meeting.