Items Tagged with 'Board of Commissioners'


County, hospitals collaborate to extend guardianship program

State budget cuts would have eliminated program that helps vulnerable adults.

October 2, 2015
The Kent County Board of Commissioners made a commitment to vulnerable adults at a recent meeting. Read More

Kent County delays dispatch consolidation

Funding uncertainties may delay it a year or two, according to the county administrator.

July 24, 2015
The executive committee of the Kent County Board of Commissioners has tabled a proposal from the Kent County Dispatch Authority to pursue a fully consolidated county-wide organization for taking 911 calls and dispatching first responders. Read More

Expecting: airport authority finally may have a ‘birth’ date

Kent County commissioners could vote on it at end of August.

July 24, 2015
It’s been a long gestation — longer, even, than that of an elephant — but it appears the new regional airport authority that will take over management of Gerald R. Ford International Airport may be “born” in late August, as a Kent County official put it. Read More

Kent County eyes zoo master plan

There is also talk at John Ball Zoo about a possible future millage to fund it.

February 20, 2015
The Kent County Board of Commissioners will review the John Ball Zoo’s new master plan this week, which has to be updated every 10 years and approved by the county, under the terms of the county’s lease contract with the nonprofit corporation that now runs the zoo. Read More

Panel wants airport authority details amended

A few issues, particularly the size of the authority board, need to be resolved.

January 30, 2015
A committee of the Kent County Board of Commissioners has postponed for two weeks its approval of a 64-page draft document that will spell out key details of the proposed airport authority that would take over operation of Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Read More

Kent County OKs budget, $20M bond

2015 budget got the nod, as did backing a $20 million bond issue for the airport.

November 21, 2014
Several financial proposals came to a vote at the Kent County Board of Commissioners last week, not the least of which was the county’s 2015 budget. Read More

County to tackle financing for clinic merger this week

August 2, 2013
The Kent County Finance Committee and Board of Commissioners will decide this week whether to consolidate two county health clinics under one roof and how to finance that merger. Read More