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St. Joseph County Commission on Aging to recommend that county commissioners move forward with new Sturgis Senior Center

Posted July 18, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging (COA) will be asking the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners to move forward with creation of a new Sturgis Senior Center. In action during their July meeting Wednesday (July 17), members of the COA Board of Directors voted to send a letter to County Commissioners with a […]

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St. Joseph County receives ‘clean opinion’ regarding 2012 audit

Posted July 17, 2013 by Bruce Snook

St. Joseph County has received a ‘clean opinion’ regarding the audit of its financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2012. That was the report from Dave Fisher of Rehmann Robson LLC as he reviewed the 2012 audit during Tuesday’s (July 16) meeting of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners.  Fisher said, “We […]

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2012 Annual Audit on agenda for Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting

Posted July 14, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The 2012 Annual Audit is an item of New Business for the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday (July 16).  Dave Fisher of Rehmann Robson is slated to present the audit report. There are two other items of New Business: Amendment to Board Rules Amendment to Agreement with Michigan State University for […]

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St. Joseph County exploring improvements to Courts Building

Posted July 3, 2013 by Bruce Snook

St. Joseph County officials are looking toward making improvements to the Courts Building, a 40-year-old addition to the Historic Courthouse in Centreville. Minutes of the June 28th Executive Committee meeting note that County Administrator Pat Yoder is seeking assistance from Pearson Construction on “getting hard  numbers” for such improvements and “also requesting a square footage […]

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Survey results from COA ‘South County Research Project’ presented to St. Joseph County Commissioners

Posted July 3, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Survey results from a ‘South County Research Project’ conducted by the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging (COA) were in the spotlight during Tuesday’s (July 2) meeting of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. COA Executive Director Lynn Coursey – assisted by Marketing and Outreach Coordinator Joel Schroeder – utilized a PowerPoint® presentation to […]

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COA presentation of ‘South County Research Project’ survey results on St. Joseph County Commissioners agenda

Posted July 2, 2013 by Bruce Snook

A presentation of survey results from a ‘South County Research Project’ by the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging is an agenda item for Tuesday’s (July 2) meeting of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners.  Joel Schroeder, marketing and outreach coordinator for the COA, is slated to make the presentation. Other items of New […]

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St. Joseph County Commissioners endorse Area Agency on Aging FY 2014-2016 Multi-Year Plan

Posted June 18, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has endorsed submission of the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) FY 2014-2016 Multi-Year Plan to the Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging for final review and approval. The action came Tuesday (June 18) following a presentation by Laura Sutter, AAA Coordinator with the Branch-St. Joseph Area Agency […]

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St. Joseph County Commissioners accept ‘Taxable Value Report’, reappoint COA Board members

Posted June 6, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners accepted the ‘Taxable Value Report’ for 2013 during the board meeting on Tuesday (June 4th). The action came after a presentation by Interim Equalization Director Edward VanderVries of Portage who was hired in early May for “assistance to the St. Joseph County Equalization Department to provide a qualified […]

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St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners to meet in regular session on Tuesday

Posted June 2, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners will meet in regular session at 5 p.m. Tuesday (June 4th). Six items of New Business appear on the agenda: Drain Commissioner’s Annual Report – Jeff Wenzel 3-911 Central Dispatch’s Annual Report – Jon Uribe Taxable Value Report – Edward VanderVries Millages to Levy Community Corrections – Grant […]

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St. Joseph County Commissioners appoint William Thompson to Veterans Affairs Board

Posted May 27, 2013 by Bruce Snook

William Thompson of Marcellus Road, Three Rivers has been appointed by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners to the Veterans Affairs Board. The appointment came last Tuesday (May 21st) during a regular meeting of the board, a brief session that lasted only about 15 minutes. Thompson, who is retired, is a Vietnam veteran. In […]

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St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday

Posted May 19, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for Tuesday afternoon (May 21) has the potential for being a brief one. The agenda for the gathering shows no items of Old Business or New Business. To view the agenda, click here. Tuesday’s meeting will be held in the Commission Room of the Historic Courthouse […]

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St. Joseph County Commissioners asked to support efforts to build new animal shelter

Posted May 12, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has been asked to support efforts aimed at building a new animal shelter. The request came from Loralee Knepper of Mendon and Laura Barley of Three Rivers during the ‘Citizens Comments’ portion of last Tuesday’s (May 7) board meeting. Knepper said, “Our Animal Control shelter usability has come […]

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St. Joseph County Commissioners approve two equalization-related agreements

Posted May 7, 2013 by Bruce Snook

St. Joseph County Commissioners approved two equalization-related agreements during their meeting on Tuesday (May 7th). The first agreement is with Edward VanderVries of Portage for “assistance to the St. Joseph County Equalization Department to provide a qualified MMAO Level IV Equalization Director to maintain and complete the duties and responsibilities of the Equalization department through […]

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Agreement for equalization services on agenda for St. Joseph County Commissioners meeting

Posted May 5, 2013 by Bruce Snook

There’s an abundance of New Business items are on the agenda for the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday afternoon (May 7th). Here’s what commissioners are slated to consider: 2012 Audit – Change Order No. 1 – Joni Smith Sheriff’s Department – Project T.I.E. Phase 2 Grant Application Request to Fill Vacant Part-Time […]

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Eleven items of ‘New Business’ on agenda for Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting

Posted April 15, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The agenda for Tuesday’s (April 16) meeting of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners is a hefty one that lists 11 items of New Business: Circuit Court’s Annual Report – Judge Stutesman Friend of the Court’s Annual Report – Bill Thistlethwaite Juvenile Court’s Annual Report – Judge Tomlinson District Court’s Annual Report – Judge […]

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Little action during St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting

Posted April 3, 2013 by Bruce Snook

There was little in the way of action during Tuesday’s (April 2) meeting of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. It was the first meeting for J. Patrick Yoder who has returned as county administrator, a post he held from 1990 to 1994 as the original administrator in St. Joseph County.  Commissioners approved an […]

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Light agenda for St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday

Posted April 1, 2013 by Bruce Snook

There’s a very light agenda for Tuesday’s (April 2) meeting of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. There are no items of Old Business or New Business. Two items are listed under ‘Nominations/Appointments’ – one appointment each to Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services and the Solid Waste Management Planning Committee – and […]

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St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Executive Committee meeting cancelled

Posted March 26, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Executive Committee meeting that had been scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday (March 28) has been cancelled. Source:  Notice from St. Joseph County Clerk Pattie Bender

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St. Joseph County Commissioners act on five items of New Business and appointments

Posted March 20, 2013 by Bruce Snook

St. Joseph County Commissioners acted on five items of New Business during their meeting Tuesday afternoon (March 19). The board: approved a State of Michigan Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Planning Program Grant Agreement  with the Michigan Department of State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division to provide financial assistance to first responders (fire, law […]

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St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday

Posted March 19, 2013 by Bruce Snook

There’s a fairly light agenda for the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday (March 19). Nothing is indicated under Old Business. New Business items include the following: 2012-13 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Planning Grant Agreement 2010 Emergency Preparedness Planning Grant Amendment 2011 Emergency Preparedness Planning Grant Amendment Intergovernmental Funding Agreement […]

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