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Montmorency adds 4 people to sheriff department

March 13, 2013
Nicole Grulke - News Staff Writer , The Alpena News

ATLANTA - The Montmorency County Board of Commissioners approved a personnel addition of four people to the sheriff department, specifically one detective position and a night sergeant position during its meeting on Wednesday.

A candidate for the detective position already has been selected, and comes with the recommendation of the prosecutor.

"This has been a need long before the millage passed," Sheriff Don Edwards said. "It's hard for deputies to be working a case and get called off to go take care of a traffic violation. It's very imperative we get these positions filled."

The Department of Natural Resources sent a resolution of support for a statewide equestrian initiative for an equestrian campground. The campground would be located just outside of the current campground on state land and would be a rustic area with trails for horses.

"This might bring more people around," Commissioner Daryl Peterson said.

The month of May is National Foster Care Awareness Month, therefore the board approved a motion to allow blue ribbons to be hung on the trees in front of the courthouse to raise awareness for the county during May.

In other business:

* a machine to vent exhaust was approved for purchase at $220.48

* a motion was approved to allow participation to those who qualify for the helping homeowners pay delinquent property taxes program handled by NEMAH

* Server Pro software will be purchased at $69 for unlimited scanning and email conversion at the courthouse

* temporary extended hours for some courthouse workers to complete extra work were approved by the board

* the board secretary will receive a three percent pay raise for helping with budget work

* there will be a public hearing on the new budget after department heads have an opportunity to preview the proposed budget changes.

Nicole Grulke can be reached via email at ngrulke@thealpenanews.com or by phone at 358-5687. Follow Nicole on Twitter @ng_alpenanews.

 
 

 

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