Van Buren County

6:13 am
Thu April 10, 2014

No Decision on Senior Citizen Millage for Van Buren County

Lead in text: 
Questions whether millage should be at county or township level
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PAW PAW, MI -- There was little discussion and no decision Wednesday on whether the Van Buren County Board of Commissioners should ask for a countywide millage. Commissioners met Wednesday morning in the Van Buren County main circuit courtroom and listened to the pros and cons of a millage that would pay for services to senior citizens.
7:42 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Tax Battle with New Covert Plant Moves to Court, Millions of Dollars at Stake

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If Tax Tribunal ruling stands, local governments would owe plant's owners millions of dollars in back taxes
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PAW PAW, MI -- The Michigan Tax Tribunal has issued its last decision in the case of New Covert Generating Co. vs. Covert Township with a final ruling that rolls back the plant's taxes by 70 percent.
6:32 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Attorney for Van Buren County Sheriff Disputes Commissioners' Allegations

Lead in text: 
Attorney Michael Bingman says Commissioners' letter to Sheriff Dale Gribler contains "several misrepresentations"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
"I will say it appears as though there are some members of the board who don't understand what the concept of due process of law is," said Michael Bingen, attorney for Van Buren County Sheriff Dale Gribler. "The matter was quite thoroughly investigated and this type of trial is wrong."
6:36 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Van Buren County Commissioners Accuse Sheriff of Misusing Public Funds

Lead in text: 
Sheriff Dale Gribler did not attend Tuesday's meeting where commissioners approve letter critical of his conduct
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
A letter from the county board to Sheriff Dale Gribler blasts his use of a county credit card to buy suits, including one it says was purchased for his son. It also rips his handling of the sheriff's office budget, alleging he used one account as a "slush fund" and violated county policies and possibly state statutes.
3:03 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Van Buren County to receive grant for government efficiency

Lead in text: 
According to a news release by state representative Aric Nesbitt, the grant will help the county share technology and tax assessment information.
PAW PAW, MI -- Van Buren County will receive a state grant that will make it easier to share technology services and tax assessment information, according to a news release from State Rep. Aric Nesbitt. The Michigan Department of Treasury is giving the county $314,629 from the Competitive Grant Assistance Program, one of 17 state grants from the program totaling $6 million, Nesbitt said.

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