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HC Commissioners hear from Attorney General on Mosquito Ballot question
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:15:32 EST
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The Huron County Commissioners received its' response from the Michigan Attorney General on whether they can hold a special millage election on a county wide mosquito abatement program. They sought the opinion as its' Corporate Counsel Steve Allen questioned in Michigan law if the board could legally do so. Similar millages have been in place in Tuscola and other counties for years. The opinion said the board could have such a ballot question. Allen told the board he felt the opinion was strained for a number of reasons, and said it could open the doors for almost any type of millage in the future, not those specifically spelled out in the current law. Another question is what to do with government entities that already have such a millage. Sebewaing Township voters approved raising funds for mosquito abatement in the election earlier this month. It was suppose to include the village of Sebewaing but the language was not proper, so the Village may hold such an election next year.
In other action, the board approved hiring Jon Phillips as a System Analyst-Programmer in the Computer Department, Chuck Bolzman as a part time Deputy Sheriff for the Corrections Department and Work Crew, and Erica Volmering as a full time Court Recorder- Juvenile Assistant. They made some budgetary amendments, including an additional 400 thousand dollars to the Child Care Fund. That fund is used by the Probate Court for juveniles that are housed in facilities out of the county.