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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

Kent approves airport authority concept

It is just the start of what some say may be a long, involved process.

September 26, 2014
The Kent County Board of Commissioners has given unanimous approval to the general concept of an airport authority being established to govern Gerald R. Ford International Airport instead of the current county board-appointed Aeronautics Board of Kent County. Read More

Kent County senior millage on August ballot

The ballot question, set for final review May 8, would raise it to 0.50 mills.

April 18, 2014
A committee of the Kent County Board of Commissioners has approved proposed language for the August primary election ballot that would renew the senior services millage at 0.50 mills. The wording of the ballot proposal now goes to the full commission May 8. Read More

Earlier involvement of court-appointed attorneys may save money

February 28, 2014
The Kent County Board of Commissioners has a $33,730 grant from the state to fund a pilot program to determine if earlier involvement by court-appointed attorneys helps speed cases through the system and enhances their services for defendants. Read More