Items Tagged with 'Jim Saalfeld'


Street Talk: ICE price not nice

Contamination cost.

July 27, 2018
Several Kent County commissioners called for action after dozens of protestors spoke against the local presence of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 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

Sale of 82 Ionia on hold again

July 31, 2017
A logistics problem once again is holding up the sale of a Kent County-owned building. Read More

Task force tackles child support enforcement

December 23, 2016
The Friend of the Court in Kent County estimates there are about 6,000 children who are not receiving their court-ordered child support from 3,500 delinquent payers. 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 County tackles dispatch upgrades ahead of millage vote

Commissioners believe funding proposal will be on November ballot.

March 25, 2016
Significant upgrades to the Kent County dispatch system could be on the way. Read More

Saalfeld promises hard work, fiscal common sense

January 8, 2016
The new year has brought changes to Kent County boards, commissions and committees. Read More

County selects new leadership

January 5, 2016
The Kent County Board of Commissioners has a new chairman. Read More

Kent County commission to consider agribusiness study

Recurring concerns about farmland preservation led to the proposal.

April 18, 2014
An agribusiness “community work group,” similar to the one set up by Kent County a couple of years ago to study collaboration and potential consolidation of local governments, has been proposed by the Board of Commissioners’ Executive Committee. Read More

Kent panel sets 2014 leadership positions

December 13, 2013
There are a few changes in the 2014 leadership roles for the Kent County Board of Commissioners. Read More