Genesee County Board of Commissioners

Genesee County Board of Commissioners The Genesee County Board of Commissioners is the elected governing body for Genesee County Michigan.

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The FY 20/21 proposed budget is anticipated to be adopted this Wednesday. The budget presented for public consideration ...
09/21/2020

The FY 20/21 proposed budget is anticipated to be adopted this Wednesday. The budget presented for public consideration and review, continues the funding of priority programs and services, and yet incorporates flexibility during these uncertain times.

Our FY 20/21 budget includes our continued support for our parks; which happens to be the largest and most diverse county park system in the state of Michigan. Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission's operations are primarily funded with a mix of tax levy, various public and private grants and donations, and operational revenue. These dollars help maintain and preserve 25 parks, 11,000 acres of total property, many historical structures, natural areas and recreation features within the parks system.

The public is able to review and comment on proposed expenditures before expected final adoption on September 23, 2020. Find the full 2021 projected budget here:https://www.gc4me.com/departments/controllers/adopted_budgets/uploads/Proposed%20Budget%20Book%2020-21.pdf
Public comments should be sent to: [email protected]

Genesee County Parks 2019-2024 directional plan can be found at this link:http://geneseecountyparks.org/Files/5-YearPlan.pdf

The FY 20/21 proposed budget is anticipated to be adopted next Wednesday. The budget presented for public consideration ...
09/18/2020

The FY 20/21 proposed budget is anticipated to be adopted next Wednesday. The budget presented for public consideration and review, continues the funding of priority programs and services, and yet incorporates flexibility during these uncertain times.

Our workforce has become stronger and more able to adapt to future challenges. The work of county government is being altered by innovation and will continue to evolve in many ways including: virtual meetings, developing new online services, more channels of communication, and continuous improvement to our way of doing business that will have a transformative effect on how we deliver future public services. Included in the 20/21 budget is the county's website redesign. We are excited to add more capabilities and features, enhance cybersecurity, and to better and more efficiently serve our citizens.

The public is able to review and comment on proposed expenditures before expected final adoption on September 23, 2020. Find the full 2021 projected budget here:https://www.gc4me.com/departments/controllers/adopted_budgets/uploads/Proposed%20Budget%20Book%2020-21.pdf
Public comments should be sent to: [email protected]

The budget for FY 20/21 was developed during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic that has created an unprecedentedglo...
09/17/2020

The budget for FY 20/21 was developed during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic that has created an unprecedented
global health and economic crisis.

It is during times of uncertainty that these values are more important than ever for responding to changing economic circumstances while sustaining fundamental services. Difficult budget decisions were necessary to balance county funds against the changes in our fiscal reality, but we are continuing to be dedicated to our critical services and protect the health and well-being of our residents.

Last week's Facebook post stated that nearly 60% of our general fund dollars will be dedicated towards public safety, consisting of our courts (25.33 %), sheriff (24.04%) and prosecutor (6.71%). This budget also reflects our commitment to Genesee County retiree healthcare, which makes up 20% of our budget.

The budget also reflects funding to support programs and services that are core functions of the County. This includes Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD). Many benefit from the successful programs like GCCARD Head Start; residents receive assistance through the weatherization program and the neighborhood service center; and our senior citizens receive support from the GCCARD chore maintenance program and senior nutrition programs. These are a few of the wide-range of services that GCCARD offers everyday, that the Board of Commissioners are dedicated to funding.

The public is able to review and comment on proposed expenditures before expected final adoption on September 23, 2020. Find the full 2021 projected budget here:https://www.gc4me.com/departments/controllers/adopted_budgets/uploads/Proposed%20Budget%20Book%2020-21.pdf

Public comments should be sent to: [email protected]

Genesee County Board of Commissioners formally launched the County's new juvenile justice center with a groundbreaking c...
09/16/2020

Genesee County Board of Commissioners formally launched the County's new juvenile justice center with a groundbreaking ceremony this afternoon.

"It's wonderful to see these concrete plans come to fruition; It's been a long time coming. Priorities of the center are shifting to rehabilitation with day treatments, consolidation of programs, and really narrowing in on not only the children, but family health as a whole", said Chairman Dr. Cousineau.

Genesee County Board of Commissioners bid farewell and thank you to Health Officer, John McKellar for his dedication and...
09/16/2020
Genesee County health chief retiring, prompting national search for successor

Genesee County Board of Commissioners bid farewell and thank you to Health Officer, John McKellar for his dedication and leadership the past 3 years. Most notably, Mr. McKellar played an important role in navigating our County through the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping citizens and the Board updated on the virus’ progress. We'd like to wish him a happy, healthy, and long retirement.

A national search for his successor has begun, and those interested may apply at through our Genesee County Human Resources and Labor Relations department’s link: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=3180086&B_ID=44&fbclid=IwAR2zgaYqwO-CYQeM64XVEM1wjIUceWUM1kQ2dvIvNU5ib8sG7Mh7iz0hhyU#.X1pSpFER6l4.facebook

Genesee County Health Officer John McKellar, who helped repair the standing of the Health Department after the Flint water crisis and led local efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic, is retiring and a national search for his successor has begun.

The official deadline to complete the 2020 Census is fast approaching in just 15 days.More than 40 percent of Michigan’s...
09/15/2020
Census Toolkit for Employers: 2020 Census Submissions are Due Sept. 30

The official deadline to complete the 2020 Census is fast approaching in just 15 days.

More than 40 percent of Michigan’s budget comes from federal funds allocated by census data. For every person not counted, our state misses out on $1,800 per person per year for 10 years.

If you haven't completed your form yet, you can do so at this link: www.2020census.gov.

The official deadline to complete the 2020 Census is fast approaching on Sept. 30. And—as

Genesee County 7th Judicial Circuit Court, with approval of the State Court Administrative Office, will resume jury tria...
09/14/2020
Jury trials resuming in Genesee County after six-month coronavirus delay

Genesee County 7th Judicial Circuit Court, with approval of the State Court Administrative Office, will resume jury trials beginning tomorrow, September 15th.

Several measures have been put in place to protect the health and safety of jurors, judges, parties, witnesses and court staff. It is critical that Genesee County citizens know that the Court has taken extra precautions to provide a safe environment.

For further information, contact the jury management at 810-257-3285 or [email protected]

A jury will be selected Tuesday after the Chief Judge said they had talks with the Genesee County Health Department and Michigan Supreme Court. They made a number of changes to the courtroom.

09/12/2020

Great morning to enjoy our parks.

Today and every day, we remember the victims, the heroes and everyone touched by the 9/11 attacks 19 years ago. #Neverfo...
09/11/2020

Today and every day, we remember the victims, the heroes and everyone touched by the 9/11 attacks 19 years ago. #Neverforget

The Genesee County Board of Commissioners submitted a budget for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year this week.   This starts the ...
09/10/2020

The Genesee County Board of Commissioners submitted a budget for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year this week. This starts the process for the public to review and comment on proposed expenditures before expected final adoption on September 23, 2020.

The Fiscal Year 20/21, a nearly $100 million budget faces an expected reduction in revenue of $11 million (FYE 20 - $105,301,528 vs. FYE 21 - $94,696,736). This reduction required tough decisions in setting priorities for how the County will spend tax dollars.

“I challenged our staff to commit to public safety first,” said Board Chairman Dr. Martin Cousineau. “This Board believes that public safety is a priority for our residents and we dedicated as many resources towards that effort as possible.”

This proposed budget dedicates nearly 60% of our general fund dollars towards public safety consisting of our courts (25.33 %), sheriff (24.04%) and prosecutor (6.71%). This is the highest percentage of our general fund than at any other time in at least the last five years.

This budget also reflects our commitment to Genesee County retirees. This fiscal year will see nearly 20% of the general fund (approximately $19 million) going towards retiree healthcare, due to dramatically rising healthcare costs, not just for Genesee County, but our entire state.

For our remaining departments such as the Clerk/Register, Treasury, Drains, Equalization, Public Health, Medical Examiner, Fiscal Services, Human Resources, Building & Grounds, the Board of Commissioners and others, will split the remaining 20% of our general fund budget.

“These were tough decisions for the level of services that our county could offer,” said Finance Committee Chair Kim Courts. “While there are reductions included here, we tried to focus on our priorities and direct as many dollars as possible towards those areas.”

The public will be able to find the full 2021 projected budget here:https://www.gc4me.com/departments/controllers/adopted_budgets/uploads/Proposed%20Budget%20Book%2020-21.pdf

Public comments should be sent to: [email protected]

Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission
09/10/2020

Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission

Genesee Township chose to spend a portion of their Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to make improvements at the Eastside Senior Citizens Center. They were able to construct a new roof, paint the entire interior of the building, install new flooring and a new sign out front. GCMPC would like to say thank you to Genesee Township and the Genesee County Board of Commissioners for making this project possible!

09/09/2020
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It was an active agenda at this morning's board meeting. Take a look at a few of these highlights:

Genesee County Board of Commissioners approved the appointment of Jay Parker as the Genesee County Animal Control director effective immediately. Previous director of the shelter, Paul Wallace announced his retirement earlier this year.

Commissioners approved a request for Genesee County Community Action Resource Department to submit the Head Start and Early Head Start Expansion Application to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for the 2020-2021 school year. This will help serve 80 infants, toddlers and 92 preschoolers and their families living throughout Genesee County.

Commissioners approved an amendment to Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission’s Community Development 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. This amendment serves as the county’s application to HUD to receive CARES Act funding to assist those impacted by COVID-19. Staff will submit the amendment to HUD for final approval, and after this, Genesee County will release applications to the community for assistance.

Commissioners approved a contract agreement between Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission and Genesee County Community Action Resource Department to provide assistance with rapid re-housing & homelessness prevention with CARES Act Funding.

Commissioners approved Genesee County's Prosecutor to apply for the "STOP Violence Against Women" grant from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, for the purpose of supporting prosecution and law enforcement projects targeting sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.

Our next Board of Commissioners meeting will be on September 23rd at 9:00 am. As always, the agendas for these meetings may be found on our website at www.gc4me.gov.

County Commissioner Mark Young and Commissioner David Martin showing their support for Genesee County Sheriff's Office a...
09/08/2020

County Commissioner Mark Young and Commissioner David Martin showing their support for Genesee County Sheriff's Office as they announce the launch of IGNITE, which stands for Inmate Growth Naturally and Intentionally Through Education.

The County has joined together with educational leaders to provide inmates an opportunity to take online courses for credits toward a GED, or to learn a skilled trade job.

Learn more about this program from Sheriff Swanson by watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvXn3gss6zU

Time is running out ⏰! Genesee County needs you to take part in the 2020 Census! Its data determines how a trillion doll...
09/03/2020

Time is running out ⏰! Genesee County needs you to take part in the 2020 Census! Its data determines how a trillion dollars in federal funds will be allocated each year.

Don’t know your Census ID? No problem! Check out http://my2020census.gov/ to find out how to make your voice heard!

Three additional COVID-19 testing sites have been added for your convenience. For the entire list of sites in Genesee Co...
09/01/2020

Three additional COVID-19 testing sites have been added for your convenience. For the entire list of sites in Genesee County, visit this link: :http://gchd.us/covid19testing/?fbclid=IwAR2vhs03lYS4Sc5ax-dxHtJDBSOSrzb1ClzUFnRhbDXfHWsYUu1BLG6HdKQ

Three NEW COVID-19 Testing Sites are here!
Word of Life Church*, Bethel United Methodist Church*, and Macedonia Baptist Church* have opened for community testing this week!

Testing is available at no-cost to all, including those who are uninsured. No doctor's orders are needed!

Everyone will be tested regardless of age or symptoms.

Saliva testing will be used at these sites; DO NOT eat, drink, chew gum, or use tobacco 30 minutes prior to your visit.

*Appointments are strongly encouraged

Check out the flyer below for more information. All current community testing sites in Genesee County can be found on our website at www.gchd.us/covid19testing

During yesterday’s committee meetings, Commissioners: ✅ Fully approved a $10,000 grant award from the National Recreatio...
08/27/2020
Meeting Calendar - Genesee County, MI

During yesterday’s committee meetings, Commissioners:

✅ Fully approved a $10,000 grant award from the National Recreation and Park Association for Genesee County Parks for the purpose of sustaining operations of meal programs that have been impacted by COVID-19.

✅ Fully approved a contract between Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission and Rowe Professional Services to provide for a Roundabout Implementation Study of Genesee County Intersections. The purpose of the study is to analyze road intersections and provide recommendations for the location of future roundabouts.
View more information here: http://gcmpc.org/

✅ Fully approved a contracting bid for the purpose of constructing a new Genesee County Juvenile Justice Center.

✅ Fully approved a contract between Genesee County and the Michigan Department of Community Health to provide for Early Head Start home visiting services to 40 pregnant mothers and children within the Flint School District boundaries.

✅ Fully approved a grant award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the propose of providing increased mental health services associated with COVID-19 in addition to various costs associated with needed supplies.

✅ Approved to move to the full board meeting, a grant award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the propose of providing increased mental health services associated with COVID-19 in addition to various costs associated with needed supplies for GCCARD. This grant will help supplement costs associated with the need for additional health and janitorial supplies in the office and sites, increase supplies for home learning activities, and provide cleaning of sites/classrooms to maintain a healthy environment.

To view the full agendas on all of the committee meetings, visit this link: http://geneseecountymi.iqm2.com/Citizens/Calendar.aspx

Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission has a challenge for you! Now through October 31st: 🚵 VISIT all of the ove...
08/25/2020

Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission has a challenge for you! Now through October 31st:

🚵 VISIT all of the over 50 Genesee County Park locations
📸 POST a photo of each location you visit on our social media
📲 SHARE with your friends and family

Posted photos will be entered into a random drawing for a chance to be featured on one of their ABC 12 weekly segments!

View a full list of park locations here:http://geneseecountyparks.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Location-List.pdf

You have 68 days and just over 50 locations. We challenge you to get out, get active and visit them ALL. The Pic-A-Park Challenge 2020 - now through October 31. Follow this link for complete details. http://geneseecountyparks.org/pic-a-park/

County Commissioner Ellen Ellenburg and Commissioner Mark Young presented Delta Tire Burton and Flint Innovative Solutio...
08/25/2020

County Commissioner Ellen Ellenburg and Commissioner Mark Young presented Delta Tire Burton and Flint Innovative Solutions a proclamation on behalf of their new program called The Tire Project. This program provides short-term, hands-on job training to participants with the goal of readying them for tire technician positions.

“We’re trying to focus on short-term intensive job training for many people who don’t have the luxury of sitting in a classroom for a year or two years to learn a skill, but have the desire,” said Program Manager Kris Johns.
Learn more about their project at this website: http://flintinnovativesolutions.org/thetireproject/

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The official page for the Genesee County Board of Commissioners in Genesee County, Michigan.

The Board of Commissioners is the governing board and policy-making body of County government. While many of its powers, duties, and responsibilities are prescribed by law, and diffused through the wide-spread use of commissions, boards, committees, and independently elected county officers, the Board is in charge of developing and approving County policy setting the county budget. Joshua Freeman, Board and Capital Projects Coordinator, provides general administrative and liaison support for the Board of Commissioners, coordinates Board Committee Meetings, and maintains committee files.

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Comments

As a small business owner in Genesee County, I ask you to immediately adopt this resolution set forth by our neighboring county, Tuscola County.
Times are very difficult for everyone these days.... Do you know who, where or when to call for resources you might need? Food distributions, medical supplies, school supplies. How about emergency assistance including SNAP or Medicaid or even just someone to talk to? CORE Learning Centers Case Managers from six counties have put together an “All County COVID 19 Community Resource Zoom Presentation.” This presentation is open to the public and is free of charge. Resources for the following counties will be covered: ALLEGANY County CATTARAUGUS County GENESEE/ORLEANS County LIVINGSTON County WYOMING County Covid-19 Community Resource Presentation via ZOOM Friday May 1,2020 2pm Registration is required. Please email [email protected] to register.
So... will Genesee county have an ordinance soon to protect essential workers from retaliation from their employers for being possibly being exposed to Covid-19 like other Michigan counties? Oakland and Wayne counties have them and they are required to be posted upon entry. They also include taking temperatures and procedures for when someone tests positive at the work site. Just asking because some of these employers are trying to retaliate against employees that don’t feel safe in their work environment.
i do not think many want to be on your board.
What is being done about the GCAC hours & why are they so limited!!!? We want answers!
Is it possible to increase the volume or enhance the quality of the sound system used by the Commissioners during meetings?
This was a great day for Genesee County! Thanks GC Board of Commissioners, thanks Culture Club!!! ❤🎶🌞🌮🍦🥤 #WALKINGTACOLUNCHEON
I believe Michigan's law governing special assessments for roads is unfair. Shouldn’t all people included in a Special Assessment have equal say in whether a petition for road improvements passes or fails when they are required to equally share the costs of those improvements? This is the link to my opinion. Please read it and if you agree, please let Governor Whitmer know by signing the petition. Also, please feel free to share this post on social media so other people will consider whether the current law on special assessments for roads is fair. Thank you.
Every one of them need to GO!!!!!!!
Due to no snow removal, I got stuck on my street and couldn't go to work. Why does it take 4 days to plow a subdivision in Davison?
Corruption runs deep within your ranks
Can you do anything about the rip off Leonards Towing?