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Notice of Public Hearing for FY 2015 Budget

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on September 22, 2014 at 1:45 p.m.  The purpose of the hearing will be for the public to comment on the proposed budget for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.  The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.  The proposed millage rates to be levied are 4.4082 mills for the County’s general operations, .6500 mills for the maintenance and operation of an Ambulance and Rescue Service, .5000 mills for the purpose of providing funds for local libraries in Montcalm County, .4500 mills for the Commission on Aging for Senior Citizens Services, and .0200 mills for the purpose of funding the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund for a total millage request of 6.0282 mills.  A budget total of $26,468,178.55 is proposed for fiscal year 2015.


To view the proposed budget, please click here.

Bids Being Sought - Snow Removal & Plowing

Friday, September 05, 2014

Montcalm County is accepting sealed bid proposals for snow removal and plowing for the 2014-2015 snowfall season. To view the complete bid packet, please click here.


Sealed bid proposals marked "Snow Removal & Plowing Bid" are due in the Office of the County Controller, 211 W. Main Street, PO Box 368, Stanton, MI 48888 by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014. Montcalm County reserves the right to accept and/or reject any and all bids.


For more information, please contact Jim Osborne, Maintenance Director, at 989-831-7360.

Address Ordinance Amendment

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners at its regular meeting on July 28, 2014 adopted the Address Ordinance as amended in 2014.  The sections of the ordinance that were changed are as follows:


 Section 4.02 - Rural Address Numbering Sytem

   F.  Addresses shall be assigned on the road in which the private driveway exists.


Section 4.03 - Changing Address Numbers

   F.  If a building has been removed or destroyed, the address is null and void. Requests for a building permit, on a prior existing site, requires address verification.


Section 5.01 - Display

    All principal buildings, whether residential, commercial or indistrial, shall be required to display an address number in the manner prescribed in this ordinance.


A full copy of the amended ordinance can be examined Monday through Friday in the Office of the County Controller located on the Third Floor of the Administrative Building, at 211 W. Main Street, Stanton, Michigan between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. beginning August 26, 2014 or can be viewed online by clicking here.


The electorate of Montcalm County has the right to challenge the adoption of this ordinance.  If a petition signed by not less than 20% of electors residing in Montcalm County asking that the ordinance be submitted to electors of the county for approval or rejection is filed with the Montcalm County Clerk within fifty (50) days after the publication, the ordinance shall not take effect until it is approved by a majority of the electors of Montcalm County voting on that issue at a regular or special election called for that purpose.

Political Signs in the Road Right-of-Way

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Montcalm County Road Commission reminds political candidates about the requirements for signs to be placed in the road right-of-ways.  Please reference the Board of County Road Commissioners Road Commission for Montcalm County Policy Number 2013-01 for the requirements.

Sign-up for Nixle Notifications

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office will utilize a new communications service, effective immediately, that allows us to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology. The Howard City Police Department used the service since 2010. With their merger with the Sheriff’s Office, residents who previously were signed up with Howard City Police Department may now still receive notifications from the Sheriff’s Office. Residents simply need to register with the Sheriff’s Office via the Nixle Website at www.nixle.com to continue to receive important messages from the Sheriff’s Office.

To sign up to receive notifications from the Montcalm County Sheriff's Office, please click here.

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