When Congressman John Moolenaar visited the campus of Montcalm Community College on Monday, he was candid in giving an update on the current happenings in Washington, D.C.
For six years, Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, has made monthly trips to Montcalm Community College to update his constituents on the happenings of Lansing.
From state budget issues and road funding concerns, to education legislation and thoughts on the Flint water crisis, Outman rarely, if ever, shied away from speaking on a topic, whether those in the audience agreed with his thoughts or not.
The Sheridan Village Council is talking about next steps to take with the former Carnation property on M-66.
Kathy Jo VanderLaan from The Right Place and Robert Anderson from ASTI Environmental gave an update on the status of the property during Tuesday night’s Village Council meeting.
Reduced hours, reduced staff, reduced services.
Montcalm County Animal Control is running as such after a 33 percent budget cut by the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.
Wright Plastics in Sheridan opened its doors Friday for a group of students from Montcalm Area Career Center.
The students were from welding and computer-aided design classes. Thanks to the tour, they were able to see different machines and processes the business uses and learn how what their basic skills and knowledge could turn into a career.
No apologies yet, but commissioners have decided to cut their pay. Another standing room only audience was in attendance Monday afternoon as the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the 2017 budget and a 2016 deficit elimination plan for the state of Michigan. Included in the new budget was a 15 percent salary cut for commissioners.
Montcalm County is in the red, and pink slips went out this week as a result.
Last Monday, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to make budget cuts totaling 22.5 full-time equivalents (FTEs). Those cuts, along with other budget adjustments, will equate to more than $1.7 million in cuts.
Montcalm County residents should prepare for a “new normal.” The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Monday to accept a budgetary investigation analysis by Clark Hill, Rehmann Robson and Municipal Financial Consults Inc. (MFCI), and to make budget cuts totaling 22.5 full-time equivalents (FTEs). Those cuts, along with other budget adjustments, will equate to more than $1.7 million in cuts.
Trees across Montcalm County are beginning to change, with apples maturing and leaves on the tips of trees starting to transform to their fall colors.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners heard the initial findings of three financial, legal and consulting firms Monday regarding the county’s concerning budget situation.