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Personnel matters handled by County Commissioners

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week agreed to a contract with Richard Dell, who was hired to serve as campground attendant at Cade Lake County Park for a period to end no later than Oct. 19. In other personnel matters Tuesday, county officials announced the resignations of district court deputy clerk Cynthia Mostrom and part-time courthouse security ...

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Three CMHSAS board members dismissed

Three members of the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Board of St. Joseph County were removed Tuesday by the county commission. Board president Barb Parker, and members Larry Walton and Gaylene Adams were cut from the 12-member panel after a 3-1 vote. Board president John Dobberteen abstained and Robin Baker cast the dissenting vote. There was no discussion ...

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Reappointments to COA Board

Six people were recently reappointed to serve on the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging Board. County commissioners agreed to reappoint Allen Balog, Barbara Fisher, Charles Thompson, Dawn Everett, Jim MacTavish and Joseph Heivilin. Their terms will expire June 30, 2017. In an unrelated matter, county commissioners approved permission to fill the position of probation officer following the resignation of ...

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Travel requests approved by commissioners

St. Joseph County’s board of commissioners last week approved a pair of out-of-state travel requests. Clerk Lindsay Oswald requested permission for deputy county clerk Catherine Rigby to attend OnBase computer training in Cleveland on two separate occasions. The first session is Aug. 17-21 and the second is Sept. 21-25. The other request was made by E-911 Central Dispatch Director Dennis ...

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Kalamazoo County homeowners upset over mailbox order

The Kalamazoo County Road Commission sent letters to 25 residents of Texas Township, Mich. telling them they need to take down their stone mailboxes. The letters said they cause a driving hazard. (Daytona Niles/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP) ALL LOCAL TV OUT AND LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT

More than two dozen homeowners in a southwest Michigan community are frustrated after county officials told them to remove their stone mailboxes. On July 14, letters from the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County were sent to 25 homeowners in a Texas Township subdivision, saying they must replace the stone and brick mailboxes by Aug. 14. The letters say the mailboxes ...

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Two items pulled from commission agenda

Two items related to members of the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County Board were pulled from Tuesday’s county commission meeting. At the onset of the meeting, Commissioner Rick Shaffer requested the agenda be amended to not include potential action related to cause and removal of CMH board chair Barb Parker. Shaffer also requested that ...

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