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Snyder signs road panel bill

Published 9:20pm Tuesday, February 21, 2012

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday signed legislation allowing counties to absorb their county road commissions, bringing greater accountability and efficiency to local government.
House Bills 5125 and 5126, sponsored by state Reps. Jon Switalski and Dale Zorn, respectively, allow county boards of commissioners to dissolve appointed road commissions or to ask voters for dissolution of elected road commissions.
The method of dissolution depends on whether the road commission originally was created by a resolution or a public vote.
The boards of commissioners then would assume the road agency duties.
It is a measure Snyder proposed in his October special message on infrastructure.
“I appreciate the Legislature’s support in seeking effective delivery of county services and savings for local government,” Snyder said.

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