Items Tagged with 'Kent County Board of Commissioners'


Kent County board passes wage compensation for four units

Negotiators agree to 2-percent wage increases annually.

November 24, 2017
Kent County commissioners are in agreement with wage increases for four bargaining units. Read More

Kent launches $33K mental health court study

17th Circuit Court to examine other counties’ models for treating, rather than incarcerating, eligible offenders.

March 31, 2017
Suffering post-traumatic stress disorder after surviving two consecutive violent relationships, West Olive resident Makenzie Scimeca committed the crime of second-degree home invasion. Read More

County moves agribusiness to forefront

Report identifies opportunities to support, expand $230M industry.

April 22, 2016
Already contributing more than $230 million in agricultural products to Michigan, Kent County now has an idea of how to better utilize its agribusiness. Read More

Kent to act on proposed hauler fees

The revenue will be used to continue maintenance and mitigation costs of landfills.

May 29, 2015
A proposed surcharge on trash pickup that was opposed by some waste haulers last year has resurfaced in a revised form and will be headed soon to the Kent County Board of Commissioners for action. Read More

Airport authority nears reality

Legislation in the Senate will allow expanded management of local airports statewide.

May 29, 2015
The Michigan Senate is poised to vote on enabling legislation that passed easily in the House in May to allow establishment of regional airport authorities to manage business operations of local airports, instead of limiting it to county boards. Read More

Kent Dispatch Authority mulling consolidation of operations

There is also an issue the legislature must deal with regarding 911 surcharges.

May 15, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Kent County Board of Commissioners has received an update from the Kent County Dispatch Authority that included urging consideration of consolidating all emergency dispatch operations in Kent County under the Authority. Read More

Street Talk: Bottoms up when it’s cold outside

Knock on WOOD.

February 13, 2015
Last week at the Kent County Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Tom Antor of Sparta introduced a resolution that reveals Kent is a hard-drinkin’ county, indeed. Read More

Street Talk: Rotarians quiz Kent County Commission chair

Money talks.

January 23, 2015
Dan Koorndyk, chair of the Kent County Board of Commissioners, was a guest of the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids last week to give a short presentation on Kent County government. Read More

New commissioners weigh in on business

January 9, 2015
Three new faces have made their first official appearance on the Kent County Board of Commissioners at the first regular meeting of 2015. Read More

Westside CID underscores need for county economic policy review

November 28, 2014
As the Thanksgiving celebrations drew near, the Kent County Board of Commissioners “opted out” yet again from participation in Corridor Improvement District economic development initiative, this time for Grand Rapids Westside district, which encompasses three business districts to create the largest CID in the city. Read More