Rep Miller plan cuts red tape frees up funds for community improvement

first_img A proposal from state Rep. Aaron Miller allowing local recreational authority boards to spend more of their budgets on improving Michigan communities was recently approved by the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee.House Bill 4408 changes audit requirements from annual to once every two years for authority boards that do not levy taxes.“Some of these authorities spend nearly half their annual budget on audits to comply with the current requirement,” said Miller, of Sturgis. “That’s far too burdensome and it costs communities in the long run because that is money that could go to construction and improvements for local swimming pools, recreation centers, parks, trails, historic markers and other things. This plan offers some flexibility and allows more funds to be available to serve our local communities.”On May 15, Miller was joined in testimony before the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee by Lindsay Oswald, who serves as St. Joseph County clerk and volunteer director for the River Country Recreational Authority, based in Three Rivers. Oswald commented that past budgets for the authority have been eaten up by audits – including a year where the organization had just one transaction – but that it was necessary to conduct them under the law as a government entity.“This update cuts red tape requirements,” Miller said. “There are still safeguards in place that would require annual audits if there is evidence of fiscal irregularity or a misuse of funds. But overall, this bill is going to make sure we get the most out of every dollar in these budgets.”HB 4408 moves to the House Ways and Means Committee for further consideration. 28May Rep. Miller plan cuts red tape, frees up funds for community improvement projects Categories: Miller News,Newslast_img read more

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first_imgThey were allowed to return when the alert ended on Thursday.The man, aged 39, was arrested on Thursday after a search of a property in the area.He is due to appear at Derry Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, December 16, for a first remand hearing.MAN CHARGED WITH EXPLOSIVE OFFENCES OVER DERRY SECURITY ALERT was last modified: December 15th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: DERRY MAGISTRATES’ COURTEDEROWEN PARKgalliaghMAN CHARGED WITH EXPLOSIVE OFFENCES OVER DERRY SECURITY ALERTPSNI ShareTweetcenter_img Man to face Derry Magistrates Court on Saturday charged with explosive offencesA man has been charged with possessing explosives in suspicious circumstances after a security alert in Derry.The alert began on Wednesday night when a suspicious object was found in Ederowen Park in Galliagh.Some residents who had to leave their homes spent the night at a community centre.last_img read more