Items Tagged with 'Kent County Board of Commissioners'

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Kent County expanding plan for low-income mothers

While officials have seen ‘impressive results,’ they admit lack of care for minorities is disconcerting.

June 7, 2019
The Kent County Health Department is expanding a program that supports first-time, low-income mothers. Read More

Kent County names leadership

January 11, 2019
Kent County commissioners have elected a new chair and named others to a variety of leadership posts on committees, subcommittees and boards. Read More

County wage hikes push $25M

Board of commissioners set to vote on proposal Dec. 20.

December 14, 2018
Four associations representing 1,000 employees in multiple Kent County departments have proposed wage increases totaling more than $24.3 million over the next five years. Read More

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