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Bids Being Sought - Building Lease

Friday, October 17, 2014

Montcalm County is accepting sealed bid proposals for leasing of a vacant county building.  To view the bid packet, please click here.


Sealed bid proposals marked "Building Lease" are due in the Office of the County Controller, 211 W. Main Street, PO Box 368, Stanton, MI 48888 by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014. Montcalm County reserves the right to accept and/or reject any and all bids.


For more information, please contact Chris Hyzer, County Controller, at 989-831-7300.

OK2SAY Campaign Launch

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Montcalm County Sheriff's Office reports the launch of OK2SAY, a new hotline and student safety initiative available to Michigan students beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year.  OK2SAY enables sutdents to confidentially report potential harm or criminal activities aimed at students, teachers, staff or other school employees.  The program will operate as an early warning system in our schools to thwart tragedies before they occur.  Created as a result of the Student Safety Act (183 PA 2013), OK2SAY's focus is on early intervention and prevention.


For more informaton on OK2SAY, please click here.

Job Posting - Jail Administrator

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Montcalm County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of Jail Administrator for the Montcalm County Jail.


The Montcalm County Jail is a 205 bed facility that houses both male and female inmates.  The jail is located at 659 N. State Street in Stanton, Michigan and was built at the current location in 1966 to house 54 inmates.  Since that time the jail has undergone several remodeling and additions to the facility.  A major additionwas completed in February of 2002.  There are 18 full-time Correction Officers, four Correction Sergeant's, one Clerical staff and one Jail Administrator.


As a minimum, applicants must be a high school graduate or equilivant; however, an associate's degree or higher in criminal justice is preferred.  As a minimum, applicants must possess 5 years of supervisory experience in the criminal justice field. 


Applications and resumes are due in the Office of the Sheriff located at 659 N. State Street, Stanton, MI  48888 and will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications can be picked up outside of the Office of the County Controller or obtained online by clicking here.


To view the complete job description, please click here.

Address Ordinance Amendment

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners at its regular meeting on July 28, 2014 adopted the Address Ordinance as amended in 2014.  The sections of the ordinance that were changed are as follows:


 Section 4.02 - Rural Address Numbering Sytem

   F.  Addresses shall be assigned on the road in which the private driveway exists.


Section 4.03 - Changing Address Numbers

   F.  If a building has been removed or destroyed, the address is null and void. Requests for a building permit, on a prior existing site, requires address verification.


Section 5.01 - Display

    All principal buildings, whether residential, commercial or indistrial, shall be required to display an address number in the manner prescribed in this ordinance.


A full copy of the amended ordinance can be examined Monday through Friday in the Office of the County Controller located on the Third Floor of the Administrative Building, at 211 W. Main Street, Stanton, Michigan between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. beginning August 26, 2014 or can be viewed online by clicking here.


The electorate of Montcalm County has the right to challenge the adoption of this ordinance.  If a petition signed by not less than 20% of electors residing in Montcalm County asking that the ordinance be submitted to electors of the county for approval or rejection is filed with the Montcalm County Clerk within fifty (50) days after the publication, the ordinance shall not take effect until it is approved by a majority of the electors of Montcalm County voting on that issue at a regular or special election called for that purpose.

Political Signs in the Road Right-of-Way

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Montcalm County Road Commission reminds political candidates about the requirements for signs to be placed in the road right-of-ways.  Please reference the Board of County Road Commissioners Road Commission for Montcalm County Policy Number 2013-01 for the requirements.

Sign-up for Nixle Notifications

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office will utilize a new communications service, effective immediately, that allows us to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology. The Howard City Police Department used the service since 2010. With their merger with the Sheriff’s Office, residents who previously were signed up with Howard City Police Department may now still receive notifications from the Sheriff’s Office. Residents simply need to register with the Sheriff’s Office via the Nixle Website at www.nixle.com to continue to receive important messages from the Sheriff’s Office.

To sign up to receive notifications from the Montcalm County Sheriff's Office, please click here.

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