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Cass County Sponsoring A Town Hall Meeting on January 4, 2016, Marcellus Library, 7:00 pm.

Submitted by: Roseann Marchetti
Cass County Commissioner, District 4

Published on December 9, 2015 -- Marcellus, MI - Over 18 months ago the Cass County Board of Commissioners appointed a committee to investigate using the 1899 vintage courthouse, which included hiring an engineering study of the structural integrity of the 1899 vintage courthouse which has been button holed since 2003. After many meetings and work to stabilize the vintage courthouse, the Committee consisting of Commissioners Bernie Williamson, Bob Ziliak, and Roseann Marchetti made a commitment to hold five town hall meetings throughout Cass County to learn what suggestion and uses residents have for the vintage courthouse.

The second of the town hall meetings will be held at the Marcellus Township Wood Memorial Library on January 4, 2016, at 7:00 pm. The meeting will consist of a power point presentation with time for discussion and a question and answer session.

The public is welcome and if the Marcellus meeting is not convenient, there will be three other meetings which are also open to the public. Those meetings are listed on the County web site at casscountymi.org.
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Published on December 21, 2015 -- Marcellus Michigan - On Tuesday, December 15, 2015 the Marcellus Township Board held an abbreviated regular meeting before 28-30 concerned citizens of the township. The source of concern stems from the township not having funds available to pay its share of the 2015 fire/ambulance service contract, and the possibility that this will leave the residents of Marcellus Township, the Village of Marcellus, and part of Flowerfield township without fire and ambulance protection/services.

In part, this very well could become reality, but not likely in the short-term as the township board is currently exploring ways to pay the 2015 delinquency. According to sources, the township board is expected to approve a Resolution giving them until March of 2016 to come into compliance with the Marcellus Area Emergency Services Association (MAESA) contract.

MarcellusMichigan.org has provided a link to the MAESA contract at the following link:
DID YOU KNOW?!

(Edited on January 6, 2016 - The in increase in insurance premiums was actually $22,000 rather than $25,000. MMO apologizes for the error)

The Marcellus Village Council voted by unanimous consent to approve a $22,000 increase in insurance premiums for 4 village employees totaling $88,000 at the December 22, 2015 regular meeting. The increase was due in part to the termination of village employee Tim Glass over a CDL License. According to village clerk Jourdan, Glass represented 1/4 of the premium and when the council voted to terminate him - they also terminated the benefits his age and health brought to the table.

Just to bring this into perspective - when you consider insurance premiums, payroll, and fringe benefits the cost to the village taxpayer approaches, if not surpass', over $200,000 a year.
WHEN WILL THE BLEEDING STOP? VILLAGE COUNCIL ACCEPTS EMPLOYEE’S RESIGNATION:

Published on January 13, 2016 -- Marcellus, MI - On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 the Marcellus Village Council accepted the resignation of utility clerk Mary Yung. Yung has worked for the Village for 6+ years and her last day on the job will be January 22, 2016.

According to sources, Yung’s position may be reduced to part-time, or 3 days a week, and a replacement is being sought.

Yung’s resignation represents the 4th employee leaving the employment of the village since late in 2015.