Friday, April 12, 2024

ELECTION PREVIEW: Montcalm County voters asked to renew law enforcement millage

Nearly four years ago, Montcalm County voters approved a new law enforcement millage with the goal of rebuilding the Sheriff’s Office from years of budget cuts and restoring 24/7 road patrol — a service the county has been without since 2012 — with the goal of hiring 14 deputies.

Almost immediately after that March 10, 2020, vote, the COVID pandemic descended, throwing everything into upheaval.

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