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Barry County Commission recommends eleven committee assignments

The Barry County Board of Commissioners interviewed and recommended applicants for seats on the Barry County Road Commission, the Transit Board, and Veterans Affairs Tuesday.

 

They also recommended eight others, all without competition, for positions on other committees. Names of all of those selected by consensus will be forwarded to the commission for consideration at the next regular board meeting.

 

They are:

*Frank Fiala, road commission-six year term

Joyce Snow, Craig Stolsonburg and Russ Yarger also applied.

*Craig Stolsonburg, transit-three year term

Shawn Winters also applied

*Shannon Szukala, Veterans Affairs-four year term

*Tim McKay, Veterans Affairs-four year term

Frank Williams and Ron Felder also applied.

 

Recommended without interviews:

*Paul Wing, Agricultural Promotion-three year term

*Larry Neil, Agricultural Promotion-three year term

*Tim McGavin, Animal Shelter Advisory-three year term

*David Tripp, Building Authority-three year term

*Kristin Cove, Central Dispatch Admin Board-four year term

*Don Bowers, Commission on Aging-three year term

*Sally Shuster Shoff, Commision on Aging-three year term

*Michelle Newton, Community Corrections Advisory-two year term.

 

In other business, the commission recommended the full board approve:

 

*the Audit Engagement Agreement between the Barry County Road Commission and Walker, Fluke & Sheldon for the auditing firm to perform the 2018 road commission audit for $9,000.

*buying two new boilers for the Courts & Law Building for $90,000 by DHE Climate Solutions. The plan to install one boiler and then the other can’t be done, so to keep the courts operating, the installation of both will be done at the same time over a weekend, requiring overtime.

 

*Agriculture Farmland and Open Space Preservation (PA116) applications for Brandon and Derik Schantz in Section 3 of Maple Grove Township and Larry and Tammy Kuperus in section 11 in Irving Township. Both applications were considered by the Barry County Planning Commission with recommendations for approval.

 

*a 2019 agreement between the county and Michigan State University Extension to bring all of MSUE’s programs and resources to Barry County residents. The same agreement as last year, the agreement is for $55,145 for operating expenses and the 4-H program and $63, 463 for a clerical person in the Hastings MSUE office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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