local government

6:27 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission Approves Lease for Bronson Park

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City officials want to buy the park from the county, and are working on details to acquire it
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
The Kalamazoo City Commission unanimously approved a lease Monday that calls for the city to lease Bronson Park from the county for one year. The proposed lease now will go before Kalamazoo County commissioners on Tuesday, March 18.
7:22 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Emmett Township Seeks $1.1-Million in Casino Funds to Fix Sewer Line

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The township says a sewer lines that in part serves FireKeepers Casino Hotel is at risk of failure
Emmett Township is seeking nearly $1.1 million in FireKeepers Casino revenue-sharing money for a planned sewer improvement, and that has others in line for casino money worried they may see smaller payments this year.
7:58 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Criminal Charges Considered Against Former Albion City Manager

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Dan Bishop was fired March fourth
A decision about any criminal charges against the former Albion city manager won't come until at least next week. Calhoun County Prosecutor David Gilbert said Thursday he has begun a review of an investigation into a possible assault by Dan Bishop but has asked the county sheriff department to conduct additional interviews.
12:01 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commissioners Question if Early Retirement Was Too Generous

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Early retirement incentive was used to address recurring budget deficits
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- An offer that enticed more than 200 Kalamazoo city employees to retire with payouts that averaged $40,000, on top of pensions averaging $40,000 a year, has some city commissioners now questioning whether the deal was too sweet.
9:28 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

FBI Raids Barry County Sheriff's Office

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FBI spokesman and U.S. Attorney in Grand Rapids would not comment on nature of the investigation
HASTINGS - Federal authorities have executed a search warrant at the office of the Barry County Sheriff Department. David Porter, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Detroit, confirmed that FBI agents assisted the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General in the execution of search warrant on Wednesday.

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