Board takes action on COA matter

October 5, 2017

By John Raffel

The Osceola County Board of Commissioners took action on various items related to the Commission of Aging at the board’s Tuesday meeting.

The commission approved the Area Agency on Aging for West Michigan Fiscal Year 2018 Older Americans Act Contract Amendment.
The board approved a sixth meal program route driver for the COA.

The commission approved the application for a General Mills grant.

“That was from the Commission on Aging,” commissioner Roger Elkins of Evart said.

The commission approved of submitting the request. It will be sometime before they find out if it’s funded or not.

The commission approved the appointment of Douglas Gabert and Carolyn Curtin to the Board of Canvassers for four-year terms expiring Oct. 3, 2021

The commissioners also voted for a one percent increase in elected officials salaries and nonemployees wages.

“Once we got into the budget process, we realized it would be tight,” commission chair Larry Emig said, “we decided we’d go to the one percent.”

The board approved the five-year contract with Merit for 20 Mbps for $3,456 annually.

The board approved the 2017-18 Victim Rights Grant Award.

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