After two split votes today, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved offering the controller-administrator job to Robert Clingenpeel.
Montcalm County’s Finance & Personnel Committee is recommending shutting down Animal Control and the animal shelter and closing county parks to help with the county’s budget situation.
Tom Porter was drafted into U.S. military service in 1965. He went through officer candidate school and was trained in the artillery before serving as a military policeman at Fort Gordon, Georgia, while many of his classmates were sent to Vietnam. One was killed in action in 1967. Two more remain missing in action to this day.
Portions of three gravel roads will be restored to asphalt as part of $4 million in road work projects this year. The Road Commission for Montcalm County borrowed $4 million from Chemical Bank (a 10-year loan with a 2.2 interest rate) to get a jump start on repairing roads based on Michigan’s $1.2 billion road funding package approved by legislators last November.
Montcalm County officials not only need to stop a bleeding budget — they need to perform open heart surgery on the county’s entire business model.
Montcalm County’s two building inspectors are getting their first wage increase in more than a decade. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 8-1 on Monday to approve a recommendation from the county’s Finance & Personnel committee earlier this month.
The Montcalm County Jail will be short an administrator and a corrections officer for at least another month. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners reviewed a request Monday from Sheriff Bill Barnwell to fill the vacant jail administrator position, as well as a vacant corrections officer position.
A Lyons man was airlifted to a hospital Friday afternoon after a suspected drunken driving accident.
One man has been convicted and fined after dumping garbage at a Montcalm County recycling site, putting a face to a countywide problem.
A Belding woman acted in lawful self-defense when she fatally shot her boyfriend eight times after he attacked her while on multiple drugs in front of their child. Ionia County Prosecutor Kyle Butler issued the legal ruling on Friday.