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Politics & Government
Mon September 24, 2012
Road commissions disbanded in Calhoun and Ingham couties
Calhoun County residents who are coping with deteriorating roads won't be able to blame the Road Commission anymore.
The state legislature passed a law in the spring that allows County Commissions to disband their Road Commissions.
Ingham County did so right away, and now Calhoun County has followed suit.
Art Kale chairs the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners. He said the board took the action because of what it saw as financial mismanagement by the Road Commission.
Kale said the change had bipartisan support.
"When I hit a pothole, I don't look to see if it's a red pothole or a blue pothole. All I know is that this was the biggest issue our citizens were complaining about," said Kale.
Kale said the Road Commission's managing director will stay on at least through the end of his year-long contract and that no employee changes are planned.
He also said the Teamsters, which represents Road Commission workers, were in favor of dissolving the commission.