local government

9:21 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Kalamazoo Commission Approves Additional $160,000 to Advocate for Clean up of Landfill

Lead in text: 
Environmental Protection Agency considering multiple options for cleaning up Allied Paper site
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo City Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved allocating another $160,000 in the city's fight to clean up contaminated soil on the Allied Paper site in Kalamazoo's Edison neighborhood. The approval brings the city's allocation toward lobbying and advocacy for removal of the toxic soil up to $360,000.
1:01 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

No Charges Against Battle Creek Police Officer for Excessive Force

Lead in text: 
City has paid man $31,000 in exchange for agreement not to sue
A Battle Creek police officer won't be charged with a crime for taking a suspect to the ground in 2012.
7:15 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Kalamazoo Commission to Consider More Money for Adovacating Clean up of Allied Paper Landfill

Lead in text: 
A proposal for the site is likely before the end of this year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo City Commissioners will be asked tonight to allocate another $160,000 in the city's fight to clean up contaminated soil on the Allied Paper site in Kalamazoo's Edison neighborhood. The request would bring the city's allocation toward lobbying and advocacy for removal of the toxic soil up to $360,000.
6:51 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Portage City Council Hires Acting City Manager

Lead in text: 
Laurence Shaffer has committed to working for at least six months in Portage
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Portage has a new acting city manager and an executive search firm to find the permanent city manager by this fall. Laurence Shaffer, of Mount Pleasant, the former Jackson city manager and former town manager of Amherst.
6:47 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Saint Joseph City Commissioners Not Ready to Agree to Harbor Proposal

Lead in text: 
Berrien County officials say proposal would it cheaper and more efficient to dredge harbor for large ships
ST. JOSEPH - A year after first hearing a proposal from Berrien County officials on consolidating the commercial shipping harbors along the St. Joseph River, city commissioners are still skeptical about diving into the project.

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