Mahoney, Wilkins New County Board Chair and Vice-Chair; Meeting Time Change Discussed

Among other matters discussed at the board’s organizational meeting was a motion by commissioner Ben Cross to change the board’s public meeting times.

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Muskegon County’s Rotary Park One Step Closer To Grant Funding For Accessible Playground, Waterfront Improvements

One of two major hurdles for a $150,000 grant was recently cleared; if state legislature approval is achieved the money would be used for a fishing pier, canoe and kayak access and a highly-accessible playground and bathrooms.

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County Board Approves 3 Large Teamsters Labor Contracts

“Our employees have basically stepped up to the plate and taken some hits in terms of health contributions and retirement contributions,” said board chairman Ken Mahoney. “They have taken some sacrifices because they realize the county needs them at this point.”

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County to Save $2.8 Million on Health Insurance Over 3 Years With New Plan, Some Concerns Remain

Commissioner Scott Plummer believes that possibly holding onto 40 county jobs is worth the switch and blamed some of the changes recent federal health care legislation.

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After Contentious Process, County Commission Finalizes Road Commission Appointment

Terry Sabo will fill the vacant 5th seat on the Muskegon County Road Commission, not Eric Rothoff, whose appointment was debated and overturned. The four-month process has raised questions about the County Commission following its own rules when making appointments.

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