Marshall County Commissioners to Meet Today

The Marshall County Commissioners will meet for the last time this year today at 8:30 a.m. ET.

The commissioners will review the county’s contract with the Muskegon River Youth Center. The probation department had a previous contract with the juvenile detention facility in Muncie but operations have moved to a new location in Evart, Indiana. The 2014 contract expires today.

The new contract for 2015 does not include transportation which would be an added expense to the $41,650 up front cost for 350 bed days. The prior contract also included sexual abuse evaluation and substance abuse evaluation where they are included as additional services in the 2015 contract. Personal property damage would also be the county’s responsibility. These changes will be discussed when a representative from the probation department meets with the commissioners today along with county attorney Jim Clevenger.

Plymouth City Attorney Sean Surrisi will ask the commissioners for the use of GIS data and the commissioners will make department head appointments.

The commissioners will meet in the second floor meeting room in the Marshall County Building in Plymouth.