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CalCo Admin UpdateBY KELLI SCOTTCalhoun County Administrator/Controllerretirement effective Jan. 31, 2020. Anne is the longest serving elected Clerk and the first woman to serve this role in Cal- houn County. She’s served 31 years as Clerk and Register of Deeds. To identify a replacement, applications are being accepted by the courts and an appoint- ment will be made by committee, made up of the four Circuit Court Judges.Circuit Court, and Judge Paul Beardslee as Presiding Judge of the 10th District Court.Before we launch into the details of 2020, we are celebrating the successes of 2019. We are proud of how collab- oration was the standard last year, not only among County departments but with local municipalities as well.As for Court leadership, we retain some consistency as Judge Michael L. Jaconette was reappointed Chief Judge by the Michigan Supreme Court. He appointed Judge John Hallacy as Chief Judge Pro Tempore, as well as Presiding Judge of the 37th2020 will be a busy year county- wide. Numerous departments are work- ing together to increase awareness of the 2020 Census, and the Clerk’s office is busy preparing for the presidential election, as well as the primaryThe Board of Commissioners ap- proved a tax capture agreement for the City of Marshall to create the Northeast Neighborhood Improvement Authority, which helps in creating infrastructurein a specific area that will allow for increased development. The Board also approved a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) agreement for the Battle Creek YMCA to finance and achieve $3.2 million in savings on much needed energy efficiency upgrades and other facility renovations, estimated to reduce electricity use by 47%.One key change in leadership with- in Calhoun County Government will come this month as Clerk and Register of Deeds Anne Norlander announced herelection which will take place in Au- gust. On the August ballot, there will be an opportunity for residents to vote on two millages. The Senior Services millage is up for its 10-year renewal. Calhoun County Parks will also have millage language on the ballot, which is a new request. Information about both initiatives will be provided in the coming months.Celebrating 2019, and looking ahead to 2020.MICHAEL E. DOWNING REALTOR• ASSOCIATE BROKER • HALL OF FAME AWARD WINNER• 43 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE • OVER 3,000 CLOSED TRANSACTIONS • RECIPIENT OF THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD• MEMBER OF THE RE/MAX 100% CLUB FROM 1983 thru 2008, 2010-2018Main Office: 269-968-6101 269-441-5564 • Fax 269-441-5235 H 269-963-2433 • C e-mail: DowningMik@aol.comRE/MAX Perrett Assoc.Inc.,317 E. Columbia Ave., Battle Creek, MI 490158 TIME PLATINUM AWARD WINNERWe look forward to increased op- portunities to work with the townships within the County. The Calhoun County Road Department hosted a township supervisors’ meeting before the 2019 construction season, to share what work has been completed and is planned, and also to get input on certain road policies before they were approved by the Board of Commissioners this year. Calhoun County Senior Services attended meet- ings with each township at least once this year, to provide information from their annual report, and they plan to do that again this year.QUALITY SERVICE FOR OVER 60 YEARS22 SCENE 4501 I MEN IN BUSINESSThis month, County departments are working on compiling information for annual reports, and we hope to share those in the near future. Annual reports, as well as the news on the appointment of a Clerk, will be provided in my biweekly updates, which are sent after every Board of Commissioners meeting. Sign up by visiting the Calhoun County website,, and look for its brand new design early in 2020!FAST EXPERT INSTALLATION FREE ESTIMATES RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL Located in Urbandaleat 1338 W. Michigan, Battle Creek, MI Hours: Tue-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm /Mon 8:30am-7:00pmSat 9:00am-1:00pmEQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER269-962-8779 www.battlecreektile.comU.L.A.B.A. MEMBER

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