A new trustee has been appointed to the Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees. Esther Combs of Crystal was unanimously appointed to the board during Tuesday evening’s regular meeting. Combs fills the spot vacated by Montcalm County Sheriff Michael Williams in December 2016. Statute does not allow Williams to serve as a trustee in his new role as sheriff. Combs’ term will expire in December 2018.
This city has one less parcel for sale. Stanton previously had four city-owned properties for sale. Former City Manager Jake Eckholm planned on using the properties as part of the Stanton Housing Investment Program (SHIP), which would build homes on the property to be resold for the city’s profit and benefit. However, Eckholm left Stanton for another job, leaving the project to fizzle out.
Several new hires were approved by the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Board of Education during Thursday morning’s meeting.
The second victim of a fatal car accident Thursday night has been identified.
The Montcalm County Parks & Recreation Committee was scheduled to discuss and vote on the topics of park closure and adopt-a-park applications Tuesday morning.
However, the committee was unable to meet due to the lack of a quorum.
A new trustee has been appointed to the Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees.
After 29 years of service to the city, City Clerk/Treasurer Janet Davis attended her final meeting in Stanton before she retires on Tuesday.
Her departure left the city commission to discuss replacement options.
New Montcalm County Sheriff Mike Williams gave his first report to county commissioners during Monday’s Law Enforcement & Courts Committee meeting. Animal Control Director Angela Hollinshead and Central Dispatch Director Tim Scott also presented reports to commissioners Monday as part of Controller-Director Robert Clingenpeel’s goal of having more people participate and communicate at monthly meetings.
A Stanton man was one of two victims of a fatal car accident Thursday night.
According to the Michigan State Police, troopers responded to the accident at 11:56 p.m. on Evergreen Road east of Town Hall Road. The car had hit a tree after going off the roadway. The car then began burning. The driver and the passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Animals, conservation, 4-H, parks and veterans.
These five topics may not share the same audience or interest in Montcalm County, but they all have one common need: Funding.