local government

6:09 am
Mon June 2, 2014

New Kalamazoo Airport Director Optimistic About Future

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David Reid says the airport is trying to market itself to flyers from the area
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - When it comes to the future of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, David Reid sees clear skies. Passenger air traffic is up, the new airport director says. The airport is self-sustaining. The business community is engaged with helping its growth.
6:11 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Attorney Says Van Buren County Sheriff Won't Reimburse for Vehicle Use

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County Commission voted on Tuesday to reprimand Dale Gribler and take his car away
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PAW PAW, MI -- An attorney for Van Buren County Sheriff Dale Gribler said the sheriff violated no county policy when he transported the Lawrence High School baseball team to Georgia in April using a county-owned car. Michael Bingen, of Kalamazoo, said the county has provided the sheriff with a vehicle for his own personal use for over 30 years.
7:54 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Van Buren County Sheriff Reprimanded for Violating County's Vehicle Policy

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Dale Gribler ordered to reimburse county for costs
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PAW PAW, MI -- The Van Buren County Board of Commissioners has takenaction against Sheriff Dale Gribler for alleged misuse of his county vehicle. On Tuesday, the commission approved a letter reprimanding the sheriff and taking his car away.
6:45 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Saint Joseph Considers How to Pay for Beach Water Testing

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Beaches are closed to swimmers if E.coli levels are found to be too high
ST. JOSEPH - As funding dries up for beach water testing, St. Joseph officials are considering paying for their own monitoring at Lions and Tiscornia beaches. City Manager Richard Lewis reported to commissioners Tuesday that the Berrien County Health Department will not have the money this year to test for bacteria, mostly E.coli, at the two beaches maintained by the city.
6:09 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Battle Creek Commissioners to Vote Next Week on Food Trucks Downtown

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A "sunset" provision has been added since the last public comments on the ordinance to allow food trucks in downtown
After months of heated debate among residents and restaurant owners, city commissioners will vote next week on proposed changes to allow food trucks to operate in part of downtown Battle Creek.

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