Maple Valley Township residents vote on budget, elected official salaries

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About 70 residents of Maple Valley Township in a marathon three-and-a-half-hour meeting on Saturday morning/afternoon made multiple decisions regarding the township budget and the salaries of elected officials.

Michigan’s Public Act 187 of 1988 eliminated the requirement that general law townships hold an annual meeting of the electors. However, if the township board adopts a resolution to hold an annual meeting and has not created a compensation commission, the electors at the annual meeting are authorized to set the salaries of the township supervisor, clerk and treasurer and trustees, according to MCL 41.95.

Ionia County Board of Commissioners bid adieu to interim admin

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The Ionia County Board of Commissioners said goodbye to Interim Administrator Jason Eppler on Tuesday, with a special resolution honoring him for his top notch service to the county and its employees and residents.

Eppler retired as Ionia city manager in November 2020 after 15 years in that position. He then unexpectedly took on a new role as the interim administrator of Ionia County this past March.

Greenville Public Schools borrow to cover December payroll

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Missed state aid deadline called a one-time hiccup

Members of the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education gathered or a special meeting Wednesday evening to ensure payroll throughout the district would not be compromised entering into December. 

A unanimous vote was cast to borrow $1.5 million through a State Aid Operating Note “to pay current operating expenses” for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

Ionia County board opens ’23 budget talks

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The Ionia County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting on Thursday afternoon to review the county’s 2023 fiscal year budget.

It was the first of several meetings that body will have related to discussing and then finalizing next year’s budget.

Montcalm County Board of Commissioners prepare to approve 2023 budget

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Montcalm County’s 2023 fiscal year budget is less than a week away from likely being approved.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the topic of the proposed 2023 budget at their 4 p.m. on Aug. 22 full board meeting which takes place on the third floor of the Montcalm County Administrative Building in Stanton.

Greenville schools’ proposed budget on ‘a good trajectory’ for a sixth straight year

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For the sixth consecutive year, the budget of Greenville Public Schools is projected to trend in a positive direction with revenues outpacing expenditures, resulting in a healthy general fund, fund balance.

During Monday’s regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, Director of Finance Maureen Fleet presented her proposed 2022-2023 fiscal year budget for the Board to review before it is voted on at a special meeting scheduled for June 27 at 7 p.m. (the budget must be approved and submitted to the state by July 1).

Greenville council OK fiscal year budget

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The Greenville City Council unanimously approved the city’s 2022-2023 fiscal year budget during a special meeting Tuesday evening in their shortest meeting in recent memory.

In falling within the scope of the city’s charter, the special meeting, including a public hearing on the budget, was required to occur, “Not later than the second week in May,” thus resulting in the special meeting. The meeting came and went in stark contrast to previous marathon workshop sessions on the budget, lasting only 4:35 from start to finish.

Edmore Village Council sets millage rates to support new budget

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The Edmore Village Council set rates for the village’s two millages at Monday’s meeting.

Village Treasurer Shirley Drain explained that the millage is usually set in June; however with the next council meeting set for June 13, “that’s really pushing it to get the bills printed and out” so she suggested taking the vote at the May meeting instead.

Ionia City Council discusses proposed budget, sets public hearing

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At a work session before Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Ionia City Council voted to set a public hearing on the proposed budget for the next fiscal year for 7 p.m. on June 7 at City Hall.

Along with a hearing on the budget will be a hearing on an amendment to the utilities ordinance that would provide an increase to support the proposed $25.8 million budget.

Greenville City Council reviews annual Capital Improvements Program budget

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From spending more than $2 million on city streets to replacing a pedestrian bridge over the Flat River, city leaders are gearing up to approve several capital improvements.

On April 26, the Greenville City Council held a special meeting to review the proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget for fiscal year 2022-2023.