local government

6:05 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Interviews with Portage City Manager Candidates Monday

Second round of interviews will include two candidates
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - It's a critical week in Portage's search for a new city manager as the public questions the two finalists for the job Monday and then on Tuesday four members of the Portage City Council continue to press for hiring their favored candidate.
7:14 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Allegan County Judge Sues Over Legal Fees in Battle with Chief Judge

Lawsuit will be heard by an Ottawa County Judge
ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI - Allegan County Circuit Judge Kevin Cronin is suing the county over its refusal to pay his attorney fees in a legal spat with his colleague and chief judge, Margaret Zuzich-Bakker. It centers around Cronin's hiring of a legal clerk Bakker had previously fired.
6:11 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Berrien County Seeks Grant for Demolishing Buildings

$14-million was previously used to tear down 242 run down properties
ST. JOSEPH - Berrien County is planning to seek up to $1.7 million in state grant funding to demolish run-down and abandoned buildings in Benton Harbor, among them the former Mercy Center. The state is making grants available to communities that participated in Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2, which wrapped up in 2013.
2:51 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Townships Decide on Bus Service

Oshtemo Township will include only a few areas in a proposed Kalamazoo County transit authority.
The township board voted Tuesday to opt out precincts 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10, comprising roughly the northwestern two-thirds of the township. Precincts 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, comprising the east edge and southeast corner of the township, will be included in the CCTA.
1:38 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Finalist for Portage City Manager Withdraws

Two finalists remain in contention
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - A finalist for Portage city manager has withdrawn his name from contention, but an Oct. 20 session to allow the public to meet and question the remaining two candidates is still on. Michael Hughes, Sturgis city manager since 2005 and one of three finalists for Portage city manager, informed the city's search consultant Monday that he was withdrawing his name.