Dickinson County sets budget timetable
By JIM ANDERSON
The Iron Mountain
IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County will adjust its budget calendar to avoid conflicts with the Nov. 8 general election.
Budget requests from senior centers and the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency will be due Nov. 8, with a meeting to determine funding now scheduled for Monday, Nov. 14.
The recommended general fund budget for 2023 will be presented to the county board on Nov. 28 and proposed appropriations should be available for public review by Dec. 13.
A public hearing on the budget will take place in late December. Calendar revisions were approved by the county board Monday.
In other action, the board:
≤ Confirmed a second meeting with mental health stakeholders will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Breitung Township Hall in Quinnesec. It’s likely at least two more meetings will be done, County Controller Brian Bousley said. The goal is to reach a consensus on mental health care needs in the community and present ideas and recommendations to state and federal lawmakers.
≤ Agreed to have a parks committee meeting Thursday at Lake Antoine Park, weather permitting, tentatively at 12:30 p.m.
≤ Will support Operation Green Light, an initiative in support of military veterans endorsed by the National Association of Counties. From Nov. 7-13, counties will shine green lights from their county buildings to inspire veterans to reach out to their county veteran service officers if they are having a hard time connecting with benefits. By shining a green light, county governments and participating residents will let veterans know that they are seen, appreciated and supported.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to participate by simply changing one light bulb to a green bulb, such as an exterior light that neighbors and passersby see.