(Community Matters 51) County Board Update: BlueOval Pause; Transit Authority OK’d

Calhoun County (Michigan) Board of Commissioners Vice-Chair Steve Frisbie updates listeners on attempts to establish a transit authority – which met with success in September, 2023. But, not all municipalities in the county are on board.

Frisbie also offered his view on the late-September announcement from Ford Motor Company that it would pause construction on the BlueOval Battery Park Michigan on the Marshall Megasite.

Episode Resources
Calhoun County website
Calhoun County Board of Commissioners website
Calhoun County Administration website
Summit Pointe podcast series
More Community Matters: Mayor on City’s Unanimous Support for County Transit Authority

BlueOval Resources
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
Committee for Marshall – Not the Megasite website
Committee for Marshall – Not the Megasite Facebook page
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 a production of Livemic Communications.