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Possibility of four-day work week

A formality approved Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners allows certain employees in about 12 different departments to work a four-day week. The memorandum of understanding between the county board and AFSCME general unit gives department heads the option of allowing their employees to work four, 10-hour days instead of five, eight-hour days. Human resources director Elishia ... Read More »

Need more information about woodburners

White Pigeon village officials have deferred a matter regarding outdoor, wood-burning boilers until more information can be gathered by a council member and zoning official. A month after village council member Shireen Cline raised health-related concerns about the devices, the panel on Wednesday agreed to have Cline meet with Doug Kuhlman, zoning administrator for the village. The two will review ... Read More »

County Board meeting

Two unrelated matters of business were approved Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Commissioners endorsed an agreement with Florida-based MGT of America for cost-allocation plan services. County administrator Pat Yoder said the agreement is geared toward the county’s Friend of the Court and Juvenile Court departments to reimburse their expenses through the state. Also, the employment of ... Read More »

Chamber staging fundraiser

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has agreed to allow alcohol during a fundraiser staged next month by the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce. During Tuesday’s commission meeting, county administrator Pat Yoder said the chamber is staging its second annual Treasures of St. Joseph County in July at Rawson’s King Mill Park in Leonidas Township. As it did ... Read More »

Public invited to road summit

The St. Joseph County Road Commission is inviting the public to attend a road summit next week. Set to take place May 29 at the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District, the first-of-its-kind summit will cover a variety of issues related to the agency. A tentative agenda for the gathering includes an overview of the county’s road system, comments from ... Read More »

Director increases time in St. Joe

St. Joseph County will see an increase in the amount of time  is devoted by equalization director Tony Meyaard. County commissioners last week approved an agreement where Meyaard’s services will be split evenly between St. Joseph and Cass counties. Meyaard for the past year had worked three days a week in Cassopolis and twice weekly in Centreville. Meyaard will remain ... Read More »