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St. Joseph County Commissioners sworn in

Posted December 7, 2010 by Bruce Snook

Six of seven members elected to the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners in the November 2nd general election – including two newcomers – were sworn in by County Clerk Pattie Bender during a brief ceremony just prior to the start of Monday’s (December 6th) board meeting. Participating in the ceremony were veteran Commissioners Robin […]

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St. Joseph County Commissioners adopt bonding resolution for Nature’s Fuel project

Posted December 7, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The Nature’s Fuel project proposed for the industrial park in Park Township took another step forward Monday (December 6th) – but not without some opposition. On a 6-to-nothing vote, the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution approving the Project Plan and revenue bond issue through which the St. Joseph County Economic Development […]

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St. Joseph County Commissioners to conduct public hearing on proposed Nature’s Fuel project during Monday meeting

Posted December 5, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the Project Plan and Revenue Bond Issue for the proposed Nature’s Fuel project in Park Township during its meeting on Monday (December 6th). According to the official notice about the hearing, the Project Plan contains information relative to the proposed acquisition, construction, […]

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St. Joseph County Commissioners hear “unofficial update” regarding Road Commission

Posted November 17, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners heard about the St. Joseph County Road Commission during Tuesday’s (November 16th) board meeting. During ‘Citizen Comments’ at the outset of the meeting, John Bippus, the newest Road Commission member, offered what he described as “an unofficial update on the happenings of the St. Joseph County Road Commission.”  […]

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St. Joseph County Commissioners set public hearing on proposed Nature’s Fuel project in Park Township

Posted November 17, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The proposed Nature’s Fuel project in Park Township advanced a bit more Tuesday (November 16th) with action by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners to schedule a public hearing on the project during the board’s next meeting on Monday, December 6th. Commissioners adopted a resolution that sets the public hearing for 5:05 p.m., calls […]

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Budget adoption on St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners agenda

Posted November 16, 2010 by Bruce Snook

Adoption of 2011 budget documents – General Appropriations Act Resolution – is a key agenda item for Tuesday’s (November 16th) meeting of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Items of “New Business” include: Animal Control’s Annual Report for 2008 and 2009 Annual Child Care Fund Plan and Budget Recommendation for an energy audit at […]

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Eaton over Peterson in contest for St. Joseph County Commissioner from District # 6

Posted November 2, 2010 by Bruce Snook

Donald Eaton will succeed the retiring Dave Pueschel on the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners from District # 6. Eaton, a Republican, was the winner over Tim Peterson – 944 to 823 – in the only contest for seats on the board in Tuesday’s (November 2nd) General Election.  Peterson ran with no party affiliation. […]

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Proposed Nature’s Fuel project in Park Township takes another step forward

Posted November 2, 2010 by Bruce Snook

A potential project involving an Indiana company’s interest in purchasing the former River City Plastics building in Park Township took another step forward Monday (November 1st) with action by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners to adopt two resolutions related to funding for the enterprise. Fort Wayne-based Nature’s Fuel wants to move its operation […]

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St. Joseph County Commissioners meet new Road Commission manager

Posted November 1, 2010 by Bruce Snook

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners had a chance to meet the new manager of the St. Joseph County Road Commission during their meeting Monday afternoon (November 1st). Louis Csokasy, hired recently to succeed the now-retired Bruce Jones, introduced himself during ‘Citizens Comments’ at the outset of the meeting. In his remarks, […]

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Public hearings on 2011 budget and Mendon annexation on agenda for St. Joseph County Commissioners meeting

Posted October 31, 2010 by Bruce Snook

TWO public hearings are on the agenda for the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting slated for Monday (November 1st).  The meeting is one day earlier than usual because of the General Election on Tuesday. The first public hearing – set for 5:05 p.m. – is in regard to the county’s 2011 budget.  The […]

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St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners to review proposed 2011 budget during Tuesday “work session”

Posted October 19, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The budget for 2011 will be in the spotlight during a special meeting of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday (October 19th). Commissioners scheduled the 4 p.m. “budget work session” during their October 5th meeting and also set a follow-up session for Monday, October 25th, at 4 p.m. – if needed. According […]

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St. Joseph County Commissioners approve new labor agreement with St. Joseph County E-911 Telecommunicators’ Association

Posted October 18, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has approved a new labor agreement with the St. Joseph County E-911 Telecommunicators’ Association. Action on a “letter of understanding” between the two parties came during the board meeting on Tuesday (October 18th). As noted in minutes from the October 15th meeting of the Executive Committee, the agreement […]

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

Posted October 17, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners will meet on MONDAY (October 18th) – a day earlier than usual – and there’s a rather hefty agenda for the session. Equalization Director Judy Nelson has the first item of “New Business” – presentation of the Apportionment Report. Other agenda items include: P.A. 2 budget recommendation Revise […]

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Light agenda awaits St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners

Posted October 4, 2010 by Bruce Snook

There’s a light agenda for the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for Tuesday afternoon (October 5th). Only one item of “New Business” is listed – a Comprehensive Traffic Safety Grant for commercial truck inspections.  Sheriff Brad Balk is expected to be on hand to discuss that issue. The board is also slated […]

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County Commissioners approve labor agreements with organizations representing two employee groups at sheriff’s department

Posted September 23, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday (September 21st) approved labor agreements with organizations representing two employee groups at the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. The agreements are with the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM) and the Command Officers Association of Michigan (COAM). POAM represents 15 employees in the Road Unit while […]

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St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approves re-allocation of bond funds for two Sturgis projects

Posted September 22, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has cleared the way for re-allocation of $5 million in Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds (RZEDB) to enable the City of Sturgis to move forward with two capital improvement projects. In action Tuesday (September 21st), the board responded favorably to the re-allocation request from Sturgis officials to re-allocate […]

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St. Joseph County Commissioners recognize Carl Holsinger

Posted September 21, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has honored Carl Holsinger, a life-long resident of the county, for his many years of service in a variety of capacities including the Solid Waste Management Planning Committee and the Veterans’ Affairs Board. During their meeting Tuesday (September 21st), commissioners adopted a resolution that says the board “recognizes […]

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St. Joseph County Commissioners approve purchase of 4.7 acre parcel across from Rawson’s King Mill Park

Posted September 7, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The future of Rawson’s King Mill Park near Leonidas became a lot more solid Tuesday (September 7th) with action by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners to purchase a 4.7-acre parcel across the street from the park for $50,000. The move came after John Pence, director of St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation, addressed […]

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Annual reports from prosecuting attorney and drain commissioner on St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners agenda

Posted September 6, 2010 by Bruce Snook

County Prosecuting Attorney John McDonough and Drain Commissioner Jeff Wenzel are slated to present the annual reports regarding their respective departments during Tuesday’s (September 7th) meeting of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Other items of business include:

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St. Joseph County Commissioners approve request for additional funds to finish countywide radio system

Posted August 18, 2010 by Bruce Snook

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has approved an additional expenditure of just under $33,000 ($32,817.31) to finish the countywide radio system project. The request to amend the budget for the radio project came from the Central Dispatch Policy Board and was approved on a 5-to-2 vote with Commissioners Robin Baker and Jerry Ware […]

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