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Happy Holidays!
Tonight was the final Board of Commissioners meeting of 2020, held virtually as all meetings have been since mid-March. We wished one another a safe and peaceful holiday season and would like to share that sentiment with the community as we look forward to a new year of hope in 2021: Happy Holidays!
This year, in lieu of gathering for holiday cheer with my staff, we're donating instead to a Battle Creek initiative called "Stuff the Front," coordinated by EatsBC, which will provide food from local restaurants for our community frontline workers. It feels good to remember that even though we can't do the things that bring us the most joy during the holiday season, like gathering with friends, family, and coworkers, we can find other ways to spread joy.
It's my holiday wish that all of our Calhoun County and Court employees and the residents we serve, have a happy holiday season. Please keep safety protocols in mind to avoid spreading the virus, but I hope that doing so doesn't diminish your holiday cheer. Thank you for your dedication to the community this year. I am proud to be part of this resilient community.

Highlights from a few boards and committees:
On Dec. 14, the Calhoun County Planning Commission met virtually. The Board voted on five township planning and zoning items—three PA116 applications and two zoning ordinance amendments.
The Michigan Municipal Services Authority (MMSA) Executive Committee, for which I'm chairperson, met via Zoom today at 3 p.m., and we received updates about our Financial Management System project and the upcoming payments on behalf of the Local Community Stabilization Authority, LCSA, to reimburse local governments in February for personal property tax losses. We also approved an extension of the MMSA's grant agreement with the State Department of Treasury to engage Mark Wollenweber to provide financial consulting services to the City of Flint. The MMSA's interim CEO Shea Charles will be leaving in February for a permanent municipal job and so we are working on plans for this upcoming CEO transition.

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The Calhoun County Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, December 17 via Zoom video conference. The Board of Commissioners will meet electronically as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision is also in accordance with the Epidemic Order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Oct. 9, 2020, which limits in-person gatherings to 10 people.

To watch the meeting, visit our Youtube Channel. Information about where to call for public comment will be provided during the Youtube stream and is shared below. If you'd like to submit a written comment to be added to the record for this meeting, submit that via the Contact Us form on the website and please state that your message is for the Dec. 3 Board of Commissioners meeting.

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