Osceola County officials to set budget hearing

REED CITY — As it has been the past couple of months, the 2018 Osceola County budget will be a topic of discussion when county commissioners have their next meeting.

In September, officials discussed an initial projection of nearly $2 million more in spending than expected revenue among the county’s departments. When commissioners hold their Committee of the Whole Meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, they are expected to discuss additional security equipment costs as part of the recent feasibility study for renovations at the Courthouse and Annex buildings, as well as set the public hearing for the budget.

Commissioners also will hear updates on the Voice over Internet Protocol phone system, Rose Lake Park Drain and Emergency Medical Services operations.

Also slated for Tuesday’s meeting are discussions about:

• Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System pilot project;

• a funding request from the West Michigan Sobriety Court;

• a victim’s rights grant award;

• record management and jail management systems from the sheriff’s office;

• the Commission on Aging’s contract amendment for the 2018 Older Americans Act from the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, a sixth meals route driver, renewal of Reliance purchase of service and business associate agreements, wood carvers in Tustin and a General Mills grant;

• a service agreement with I.T. Merit Network; and

• bids for the county audit and cost allocation plan.

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