Osceola County commissioners accept veteran services grant

OSCEOLA COUNTY — During the Osceola County Board of Commissioners Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, board members accepted a $10,000 incentive grant from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

This grant money was made available through state-allocated funding and may be used to create an additional part-time position in the veterans services department.

Also during the meeting, commissioners approved:

• Claims of the county for approximately $70,670;

• Budget amendments;

• Appointing Mark Watkins as the emergency management director;

• An agreement with BioMedical Solutions, Inc. for preventative maintenance services;

• Appointing Rich Jacobs to the Osceola County Planning Commission;

• Allowing the sheriff to appoint the new jail administrator;

• Filling the jail administrator and undersheriff positions at step seven of the county pay scale; and

• An application and accepting a $5,000 grant from Cargill, a food services company, for a program to provide nutritional drink supplements to seniors through the Commission on Aging.


Posted by Taylor Fussman

Taylor is the cops and courts reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review newspapers. She can be reached at (231) 592-8362 or by email at tfussman@pioneergroup.com.

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