New Year, new business; county sets committee assignments

county government headerThe Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met for its annual organizational meeting on Friday Jan. 3.

 Several changes were made to various committees but most assignments remained from the year before.

Charlevoix County Commissioner Larry Sullivan (R-District 6) asked to be removed from the Charlevoix County Parks & Recreation Comittee and he is also no longer on the Charlevoix County Recycling Committee as it has been suspended from operation until further notice. The commission later decided to leave Sullivan on the committee.

Charlevoix County Commissioner George T. Lasater (R-District 1) requested to be assigned to the parks and recreation committee as a liason in Sullivan’s stead.

Representation on audit committee meetings was also discussed. Charlevoix County Board Chairman Joel Evans (R-District 4) requested that any commissioner who cannot make an audit committee meeting contact another commissioner to attend in their stead.

Evans requested that he, Charlevoix County Commissioner Chris Christensen (R-District 2) and Charlevoix County Commissioner Ron Reinhardt (R-District 3) remain on the Charlevoix County Personnel/Internal Government Committee.

Evans also requested the Charlevoix County Building & Grounds Committee remain as is with its members of Lasater, Sullivan and Charlevoix County Commissioner Rich Gillespie (R-District 5).

Most of the rest of the committees will remain with the same members they had last year. The GIS committee and the IT committee have combined.

Building and grounds committee meetings will be 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month; personnel committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Board of commissioner meetings will be at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. respectively on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.