County Board Approves New Rules

At its Jan. 5, 2011 meeting, the Washtenaw County board of commissioners gave its annual approval of rules governing the board, with some changes from the previous year. Primary changes from last year include: (1) eliminating the list of committees that are eligible for per diem payments; (2) eliminating the ability of commissioners to transfer any unspent money from their flex accounts to other commissioners’ accounts; and (3) clarifying that the board is a policy-making body, and that individual commissioners do not have authority to direct the work of county employees.

This brief was filed from the boardroom of the Washtenaw County administration building on North Main. A more detailed report will follow: [link]