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Ironwood Township Board adopts budget

 

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

STEVEN BOYD'S chair sits empty during a special meeting to address the Ironwood Township 2017 budget on Dec. 23. Boyd fell off a ladder and missed the meeting, but the board continued the mission and accepted all the budget appropriations. Seated from left are Bev Michaels, Marlene Saari, Maria Graser, Mary Segalin, Kevin Lyons and Bernie Brunello.

By IAN MINIELLY

iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees adopted a $910,700 2017 budget on Dec. 23, mostly unchanged from this year.

The budget includes general appropriations and water, wastewater and special grant funds.

Trustee Kevin Lyons discussed the idea of opting of out Public Act 152 before a motion to do so passed. The government sets a ceiling on the amount of money that can be spent to cover the health care of employees. The township has always opted out of the mandated ceiling, so Lyons briefed the board and public on where the to...



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