(Community Matters 38) ‘Committee for Marshall’ Member Discusses Lawsuit Pushback Against Battery Plant

First Aired July 1, 2023

Glenn Kowalske returns to Community Matters to discuss developments the group “Committee for Marshall – Not the Megasite” has against the Ford BlueOval Battery Park Michigan.

An attempt to halt rezoning of some of the property at the Marshall Megasite where the plant is to be built and circulating petitions to force a referendum for residents faced a setback when the Marshall city clerk rendered some of the petitions invalid – and cited a city charter issue with the attempted halt to rezoning.

In this episode, Kowalske spoke with Community Matters just as the group's lawsuit to challenge the clerk's findings was being filed.

Episode Resources

Committee for Marshall – Not the Megasite website
Committee for Marshall – Not the Megasite Facebook page
Battle Creek Enquirer: Calhoun County Election Commission rejects Marshall Township recall language for Lyng
BlueOval Battery Park Michigan website
Ford Careers website
Marshall, Michigan website
Marshall Township,  Michigan website
Ford Motor Company press release about BlueOval Battery Park Michigan
Choose Marshall-MAEDA website
CATL website
PA 425 Conditional Land Use Transfer Explained
Other battery plant and Community Matters episodes


Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays, 8-8:30 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

Community Matters is sponsored by Lakeview Ford Lincoln and produced by Livemic Communications.