Items Tagged with 'Kent County Board of Commissioners'


Kent County board should be encouraged to find agreement on committing to sustainable business park instead of landfills

August 10, 2018
In September, the Kent County Board of Commissioners will begin work sessions on the sustainable business park master plan and hopes to attract companies that can convert recovered material into new products — including combined heat and power plants. Read More

Kent County approves $1.5M fund appropriation

June 29, 2018
The Kent County Board of Commissioners has approved $1.5 million in funding to assist the organization that oversees the area’s community mental health service providers. Read More

Kent County approves childhood development millage

June 28, 2018
Kent County residents will vote this November on whether to approve a six-year millage to support early childhood development services. Read More

Further analysis needed for large hotel development

February 16, 2018
The Business Journal is reporting on consecutive years of hotel occupancy rate increases; the reasons for that growth were underscored in the recent GRBJ Newsmakers of the Year awards. Read More

County approves option to buy farmland rights

Commissioner raises uncertainty over program funding.

February 2, 2018
The Kent County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to preserve 70 acres of farmland in Grattan Township. Read More

County approves $417M budget

Despite rapid population growth, leaders focus on containing costs.

December 22, 2017
The Kent County Board of Commissioners passed the 2018 annual budget of $417.6 million, which includes $6.9 million for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and $172.3 million for the general fund. Read More

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