Items Tagged with 'Kent County Commission'


Let the voters decide on early childhood millage

June 22, 2018
The Kent County Board of Commissioners pro/con discussion of placing an early childhood development services millage on the November ballot is worthy of note, but the Business Journal advocates for the opportunity to allow county residents to do the same and decide the worthiness of a fundamental building block for children — and future workforce. Read More

Commissioner charged with felonies over cemetery plots

February 3, 2014
A Kent County commissioner was arrested and charged with embezzlement and false pretenses — in connection with his job selling cemetery plots for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids. Read More

Kent County Commission will begin the year shorthanded

Commissioners will appoint a new board member Jan. 23.

December 27, 2013
When the Kent County Commission convenes for the first time in 2014 next week, one seat will be vacant and one district unrepresented. Read More

Grassroots effort to increase PDR funding fails

County commission adopts general fund budget without changes.

November 22, 2013
Although the turnout to talk about farmland preservation was down from the previous county commission meeting, the message was the same. Read More

City to set millage revenue guidelines

County debates whether to go forward with funding proposal for veterans.

September 20, 2013
While Grand Rapids city commissioners have placed a property tax millage request for the park system on the November ballot, Kent County commissioners are debating whether to take similar action next year on behalf of military veterans. Read More

Does the county have a prayer?

Local resident tells commission to stop invocation or be sued.

September 6, 2013
At the last Kent County commission meeting, a long-held tradition was legally called into question by a Grand Rapids resident. Read More

County may spend more next year on technology

May 3, 2013
Although the details aren’t known yet, the next Kent County budget may contain more money for technology — if commissioners agree to allocate funding for that use. Read More

Land bank may have to change direction

Following county decision, its future lies with cities and townships.

April 5, 2013
At a six-hour retreat held last month, Kent County Land Bank Authority board members listed 10 priorities that would form the underlying factors of the organization’s three-year strategic plan, which they’re in the process of putting together. Read More

County stops property sales to land bank

One Grand Rapids commissioner hopes city will work closely with county agency.

March 29, 2013
Despite a circuit court ruling in the board’s favor, Kent County commissioners decided last week not to sell tax-foreclosed properties to the Kent County Land Bank Authority prior to the annual auction as they did last July. Read More

Kent County and Grand Rapids manage property tax books

March 19, 2013
In a somewhat unusual situation, both Grand Rapids and Kent County commissioners will be dealing with property taxes on the same day — Tuesday — but at vastly different levels. Read More