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as Corrections Officer of the Year. The Road Department received an award from the Michigan Concrete Association for a project on B Drive North in Albi- on. Administrator/Controller Kelli Scott joined the Michigan Municipal Services Authority Board and Executive Commit- tee with the appointment from Governor Rick Snyder.As always, we look for opportunities to save money to best serve the Coun- ty. Something as simple as a document management system results in reduced costs and greater efficiency county-wide, from the courts to administration. With heating and cooling replacements in County buildings, we will save approx- imately $8 million in the next 20 years. This past year, Calhoun County main- tained its AA rating from the Standard and Poor’s Bond Credit Rating Agency affirming we have maintained debt ca- pacity and have sound financial manage- ment policies.In May, surplus funds from the Trea- surer were allocated to the Calhoun County Land Bank. The $600,000 will be used to demolish 20 homes across the County and three commercial buildings in Battle Creek, Bedford, and Marshall.There’s always more to do and there’s much to look forward to. The Road De- partment is seeing major changes this year. As we work diligently to meet the County’s road needs from Bedford Charter Township to Homer Township, we continue the search for a Managing Director. This position will provide stra- tegic leadership to the Road Department, and we are dedicated to finding the best possible candidate.Working with the Battle Creek Com- munity Foundation, Battle Creek Un- limited, Oaklawn and Bronson Battle Creek hospitals and other economic development stakeholders, we’re devel- oping a Transit Service Plan that will of- fer a framework for an integrated public transportation system county-wide. This would be an important public service and announcements on the progress of this study will be publicized.These events, hirings, services, and recognitions are only part of what we accomplished in the last year. We will continue to offer regular updates on our website about County news and citizens are always welcome to attend Board of Commission meetings or other public meetings held across the County to en- sure public input is considered in every- thing we do.START HERE and go anywhere!Serving the following school districts: Athens, Battle Creek, Bellevue, Harper Creek, Homer, Lakeview, Marshall, Olivet, Pennfield, Tekonsha, Union City, including private and charter schools within the Calhoun Intermediate School District.Career PathwaysArts & Communications• Graphic Communications TechnologyBusiness, Management, Marketing, & Technology • Computer Networking• Computer Programming*• Culinary Arts/HospitalityNatural Resources and Agriscience• Agriscience475 East Roosevelt Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49017Health Sciences• Health Careers Prep• Health Occupations• 21st Century Health Careers• Emergency Medical Technician(EMT) – BasicHuman Services• Education Academy• Early Childhood Education • Law Enforcement• Criminal Justice• Cosmetology (This off-siteprogram is for seniors only)Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology• Automotive Service Technology • Aviation Exploration• Collision Repair Technology• Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Machining• Construction Technology• Power Equipment Technology• Intro to Robotics & Engineering • Welding Technology* NEW FALL 2018 Computer Programming269-968-2271 • fax 269-968-4344 • www.calhounisd.orgMay 25 – September 2• Wednesday and Thursday, 10am to 6pm• Friday, 10am to 8pm• Saturday, 10am to 4pm• Sunday, 10am to 3pmSeptember 8 – December 15• Saturday, 11am to 3pmAND... WE’RE OPEN ALL FESTIVAL DAYS!LIKE US ON  FOR REGULAR UPDATES: DowntownBTLCRKTOGETHER We Are Creating A Healthy Local Economy.Small Business Development Fund – City of Battle Creek34 WEST JACKSON STREET, SUITE 3B | 269-966-3355 ext. 1191ANNUAL REPORT CARD I SCENE 4307 17


































































































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