Van Buren County

6:36 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Van Buren County Commissioners Accuse Sheriff of Misusing Public Funds

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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

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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.
8:28 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Van Buren County tentatively approves study of Lake Michigan dune

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The study will investigate human impacts and ways the dune can be managed
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PAW PAW, MI -- The Van Buren County Board of Commissioners has tentatively OK'd a research proposal for the large sand dune that straddles the North Point Land Preserve and the Syndicate Park subdivision south of South Haven. "Essentially, the proposal is to take an academic review of Syndicate Park," Commissioners John "Mike" Henry said during Tuesday's county board meeting.