local government

6:21 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Saugatuck Won't Appeal Ruling Striking Down Part of Sign Ordinance

Allegan County Judge struck down part of ordinance that limits the number of temporary signs residents can have on their property
The Saugatuck City Council has reversed itself and decided this week not to appeal a court ruling that struck down parts of the city's sign ordinance as unconstitutional.The cost and possible future appeals linked to the case persuaded the city to drop further legal actions, according to City Manager Kirk Harrier."
6:36 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission Considers Debt Reduction Plans

City Manager says long term solution required to address legacy costs
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo city administrators showed the Kalamazoo City Commission two options Monday evening to close a projected $2.7 million budget deficit in the city's General Fund for 2015. In a work session, City Manager Jim Ritsema unveiled two options for tackling the deficit.
3:21 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Former Vicksburg Manager Escapes Jail Time

Crawford was ordered to pay more than $13,000 is restitution following his conviction on embezzlement charges.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Standing with his attorney Monday morning, former Vicksburg village manager Matthew Crawford said he was sorry for stealing money from the village and told a Kalamazoo County judge that he "never intentionally did anything to harm the community."
5:57 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Former Battle Creek Unlimited Leader Takes Job with State

Karl Dehn stepped down from BCU September 21st
Former Battle Creek Unlimited President and CEO Karl Dehn begins a new job Monday. The 49-year-old - who resigned late last month after some 18 years with the organization - has been hired as a senior planning and project manager for the Michigan Economic Development Corp.
5:52 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Sanitary Sewer Leak Reduces 990 Gallons in Kalamazoo

Leak happened near area where construction was taking place
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - A sanitary sewer leak Tuesday afternoon near downtown Kalamazoo released almost 1,000 gallons of sewage into an excavation trench, city officials said.