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Public Notice: Early Voting Canvass is Tuesday, August 6, 2024

NOTICE

TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITIES OF BATTLE CREEK AND SPRINGFIELD AND THE CHARTER TOWNSHIPS OF BEDFORD AND PENNFIELD

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Michigan Election Law, Public Act 116 of 1954, section 720j(10) (amended), that the August 6, 2024 State Primary Early Voting Closing Board will convene to canvass the early votes for the cities of Battle Creek and Springfield and the Charter Townships of Bedford and Pennfield on the following date, time and location:

Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Battle Creek City Commission Chambers, City Hall, 3rd Floor of 10 N. Division Street, Room 301, Battle Creek, MI 49014

The City of Battle Creek will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered in the meeting upon two weeks’ notice to the City of Battle Creek.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Battle Creek by writing or calling the following:

Victoria L. Houser, City Clerk
City of Battle Creek
10 N. Division, Room 111
Battle Creek, MI 49014
(269) 966-3348

Public Notice: Pre-processing of Absent Voter Ballots is Saturday, August 3, 2024

NOTICE

TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Michigan Election Law, Public Act 116 of 1954, section 765a(11) (amended), that the Election Commission for the City of Springfield, with a population of at least 5,000, authorizes the Absent Voter Counting Board be established under subsection (1) to process and tabulate absent voter ballots, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on any of the 8 days before Election Day, beginning on the second Monday before Election Day and ending on the Monday immediately before Election Day. The City of Springfield City Absent Voter Counting Board will process and tabulate absent voter ballots as permitted by Michigan Election Law on the following dates, times and location:

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2024
Time: Between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm
Location: Springfield City Council Chambers, 601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI 49037
Staff: 4 AVCB Inspectors
Challengers: The number of challengers each credentialing organization will be allowed to field in the Absent Voter Ballot Processing room is 1.

The City of Springfield will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered in the meeting upon two weeks’ notice to the City of Springfield.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Springfield by writing or calling the following:

Kris Vogel, City Clerk
City of Springfield
601 Avenue A
Springfield, MI 49037
(269) 441-9272

Election: City Council Candidates

DATE OF ELECTION: Tuesday, November 5, 2024
SEATS AVAILABLE: Three (3) City Council Members, One (1) Mayor
REQUIREMENTS: Must be a registered elector in the city they are a candidate in for one (1) year.
PETITION AVAILABILITY: Monday, June 3, 2024

Kris Vogel, City Clerk
City of Springfield City Hall
601 Avenue A
Springfield, MI 49037
OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
PETITION FILING DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
(Petition & Affidavit of Identity)
 
 

Springfield seeking input for Comprhensive Master and 20th Street Corridor Plans.

The City of Springfield is updating the Comprehensive Master Plan and developing a 20th Street Corridor Plan and is seeking input from residents, local businesses, community organizations, officials, and others. Help us make Springfield an even better place to live, work, and play! Take the survey.

Budget meeting highlights the solid financial status of the city and key priorities.

City Manager Vester Davis, Finance Director Ethan Moody, and Public Works Director Chaz Wilkey led the budget presentation for fiscal year 2024-25 at a meeting of City Council on May 6 at the Susan L. Anderson Municipal Building. A copy of the budget presentation can be found online in the agenda packet for May 6th, or view the budget here. The public hearing on the budget will be held May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Susan L. Anderson Municipal Building located at 601 Avenue A, Springfield, Michigan 49037. The new fiscal year starts July 1, 2024.

Springfield is seeking bids for a certified grant administrator.

The City of Springfield, a recognized Unit of General Local Government (UGLG), is accepting proposals from Certified Grant Administrators for management and administrative services required by the City of Springfield for implementation of a proposed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) if funded by the state.  The project for which funds will be requested consists of homeowner rehabilitation, to preserve affordable housing unit. The estimated budget for this project is $250,000. All compliance components will be reviewed. 

To be considered, proposals must be received by the City of Springfield prior to 5:00PM on May 22, 2024. The City of Springfield reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Questions concerning this request should be addressed to Vester Davis, Jr. at (269) 441-9271.
Proposals can be delivered to Vester Davis, Jr.:
1. By email at vdavis@springfieldmich.com
2. In person at 601 Avenue A, Springfield, Michigan 49037
3. By mail at 601 Avenue A, Springfield, Michigan 49037
See the request for propsals.

Public Notice: Springfield EDC Meeting Cancelled.

PUBLIC NOTICE

CANCELLATION OF MEETING

SPRINGFIELD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Notice is hereby given that the regular meeting of the Springfield Economic Development Corporation scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. is cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting is July 24, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. at the Susan L. Anderson Municipal Building, in the Council Chambers located at 601 Avenue A, Springfield, Michigan. View Economic Development Corporation agendas and metting minutes. For questions concerning this notice, contact City Manager Vester Davis, Jr. at vdavis@springfieldmich.com or dial (269) 441-9271.

Date: April 24, 2024

Public Notice: Special Joint Meeting Monday, April 22, 2024

REGULAR MEETING OF PLANNING COMMISSION CANCELED
SPECIAL JOINT MEETING CALLED OF PLANNING COMMISSION & CITY COUNCIL
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2024, 6:00 P.M.

Notice is hereby given of the following:

1) The Regular Meeting of the Planning Commission scheduled for Monday, April 22, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. has been cancelled.
2) A Special Joint Meeting of the Planning Commission & City Council has been called for Monday, April 22, 2024, at 6:00 p.m.

A walking audit will occur earlier in the day starting at 1:00 p.m. on and about 20th Street and the joint meeting will occur at the Susan L. Anderson Municipal Building located at 601 Avenue A, Springfield, Michigan 49037, starting at 6:00 p.m. Though no City of Springfield business will be acted on, this notice is being posted to comply with Michigan Open Meetings Law, which requires public notice to be given when a quorum of a governmental body may be gathered together, unless the event is for educational purposes only.
Kris Vogel, MMC/MiPMC
Clerk
Posted this 18th day of April, 2024

Walking Audit and Joint Planning Meeting Monday, April 22, 2024.

Springfield to conduct walking audit and joint planning meeting

The City of Springfield will conduct its first-ever walking audit on Monday, April 22nd from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. along 20th Street and the adjacent neighborhoods. A walk audit is a tool used to help officials assess the existing conditions of a certain area and explore the possible improvements for enhanced mobility, increased connectivity, and future redevelopment. The feedback and data collected from these community engagement efforts will be used to update the comprehensive plan for the city as well as develop a corridor plan for 20th Street. The walking audit and planning documents are being developed by McKenna, a planning agency the specializes in municipal planning, and financial assistance from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Housing Readiness Incentive Grant Program. At the conclusion of the walking audit Springfield officials will hold a joint meeting between the City Council and Planning Commission beginning at 6:00 p.m. inside of the Susan L. Anderson Municipal Building located at 601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI 49037. For more information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (269) 441-9271. Read the press release.

City Boards and Commissions Seeking Applicants

The City of Springfield is seeking applicants for the following boards and commissions:
Planning Commission: 1 vacancy
Board of Review: 2 vacancies
EDC / TIFFA / BRA: 3 vacancies
See the application.

Calhoun County Lead Abatement Program

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LSP is a lead-abatement grant funded by Michigan's Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) administered by the City of Battle Creek. In partnership with Community Action Agency of South-Central Michigan, LSP provides lead-abatement and/or interim controls in qualified residences free of charge (yes, we said "free") to the resident or the property owner and serves all of Calhoun County.

Consumers Energy announces energy assistance.

If you need help paying your energy bills you may qualify for assistance.
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