Mecosta County officials to discuss forensic pathologist recruitment

BIG RAPIDS — By adding a board-certified forensic pathologist, the West Michigan Forensic Pathology Services Authority looks to increase membership among surrounding counties to decrease the costs of autopsies.

Commissioners from Mecosta County, a founding member of the authority, will discuss the process of recruiting a forensic pathologist when they meet at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, at the Mecosta County Building.

At their meeting earlier this month, Mecosta County Administrator Paul Bullock explained to officials it would cost approximately $380,000 for a full-time forensic pathologist to start, with $250,000 representing salary and benefits.

Other items scheduled for discussion on Thursday include an update about the Brady Lake Dam project from Mecosta County Drain Commissioner Jackie Fitzgerald.

Officials also will consider:

• A partial Public Act 116 (farmland preservation) termination request; and

• A proposed zoning ordinance amendment for a parcel of property located in Sheridan Township.

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Posted by Brandon Fountain

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