Road Commission Expansion Lacks Support

At their July 7, 2010 board meeting, Washtenaw County commissioners voted to halt the process of exploring possible expansion of the county road commission – though it’s still unclear what the vote means. The board held a public hearing on the possibility of expanding the number of road commissioners from three to five. They then voted on a motion brought by Wes Prater to stop further steps in the process. Voting against a halt were Conan Smith and Jeff Irwin. Irwin said he intends to bring a resolution to the Aug. 4 meeting with the intent of adding two road commissioners – positions that are appointed by the county board.

Details of the July 7 board of commissioners meeting to follow: [link]