local government

7:58 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Battle Creek Leaders Say New Era of Transparency Needed

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City is searching for city manager, assistant city manager and police chief
For more than an hour, four Battle Creek city commissioners sat in a conference room with a handful of residents. The setting, a conference room reserved for a committee appointed to help search for the next city manager, was formal.
7:53 am
Fri March 7, 2014

News Conference Friday on Battle Creek Police Investigation

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Little has been revealed so far about internal investigation
Battle Creek officials will discuss police department issues during a press conference Friday, the city has announced. In a statement, the city said Interim City Manager Susan Bedsole and Interim Police Chief Jim Blocker will address news media at 2 p.m. Friday in City Hall. Neither official would answer questions before then, the city said.
7:43 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Decision on Proposed Portage Gas Station Delayed Again

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Residents have raised concerns about safety and traffic for the site which is near a school
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - For the third time in a month a public hearing on a proposed gas station at the former Centre Street Market on East Centre Avenue was adjourned Thursday. Don Ziemke, the developer for Great Lakes Convenience, told the Portage Planning Commission he needed more time to address concerns raised by city staff.
6:14 am
Fri March 7, 2014

CVS Pulls Request in Face of Opposition in Saint Joseph

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Residents were concerned about impact on residential neighborhood, environment and wildlife
ST. JOSEPH - In the face of strong community opposition - and a possible no vote by the St. Joseph Planning Commission - developers of a proposed CVS pharmacy on Niles Avenue on Thursday withdrew a request to rezone three adjacent properties.
6:40 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Kalamazoo Nears Record for Frozen Pipes

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Customers with frozen pipes have a two week wait to get service restored
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Reports of frozen water lines in the Kalamazoo area rival those recorded in 1978, the worst winter for frozen pipes in Kalamazoo. City crews have logged 258 addresses with frozen services and meters since January, said Sue Foune, managing director of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Services.

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