Montcalm County residents to vote on sheriff’s coverage millage

Posted by Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 4:40 pm on Tuesday, November 29 2011

STANTON – The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 7-1 today to bring a $1.5 million proposal to the people to maintain and increase sheriff’s coverage.
Voters will be asked whether to approve an increase of up to 1 mill to generate approximately $1,564,000 over five years for the sole purpose of providing funds for the law enforcement function of the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department.
Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer said the millage would add “roughly 20 to 25 percent more coverage” of road patrol deputies. The proposal will go to a vote Feb. 28.
Commissioner Tom Lindeman cast the lone opposing vote, saying he was concerned the proposal was just a general fund supplement.
Commissioner Carl Paepke was absent from today’s meeting due to illness.

For a complete story, see Tuesday’s edition of The Daily News or check later.


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