Board Approves Revisions For House Numbering Ordinance
By Ken DeLaat
At their regular meeting on April 12th the Newaygo County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve revisions to the Uniform House Numbering Ordinance which will place house numbering under the jurisdiction of the Equalization Department. This action is part of an initiative by the department and a committee with representatives from several departments to improve public safety by ensuring an accurate addressing system. The committee is chaired by Jason Woolford Operations Coordinator for Newaygo County Central Dispatch.
While this action is not expected to impact a great number of residents...
...those who might be affected by the changes could receive notice in the near future.
The board heard a report from Kristin Hoogerwerf of Rehmann Robson on the Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Statement. Ms. Hoogerwerf’s report gave high ratings to the county for the preparation and work that the Finance Dept. put in to prepare for the Audit, ensuring all requested data is provided and accurate.
County Treasurer Holly Moon reported during public comment that foreclosures in Newaygo County are at their lowest number since 1990.
During comments Commissioner Vern Willett made a motion to have the commissioners pay half of their health care insurance. When the motion went unsupported Mr. Willett stated “I have over 5000 constituents I represent and if you do not feel this is worthy of discussion you should take it up with your people.”
The next Board of Commissioners meeting will be April 26th at 9:30am.