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Jackson city clerk on probation

Posted at 6:25 AM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 06:25:03-04

JACKSON, Mich. — The Jackson city clerk is on probation following a missed deadline to get two street proposals put on the November ballot.

City Council made the unanimous decision at their Tuesday night meeting.

"In the last two weeks, I was never contacted by any member of the city staff to let me know this was coming," said Councilman Jeromy Alexander.

"But a step was missed and it wasn't on the ballot," Councilwoman Kelsey Heck said.

Two street millage proposals are now dead in the water and will not appear on the November ballot.

Back in January, the council approved plans to raise $161 million to repair each street in the city over a 20-year span.

Proposal one would have raised taxes by five mills with special assessments.

Proposal two was set for 13.5 mills with special assessments.

Council made a motion to amend the agenda and address the mishap concerning street proposals.

Ballot language for the plans were supposed to be submitted to the county by Aug. 13th.

That that deadline was missed.

"We're going to figure out the facts of what actually happened," Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies said.

The City Council wrapped up Tuesdays meeting in closed session and returned with a vote to place City Clerk Andrea Muray on probation.

The terms of the disciplinary action remain confidential.

It's unknown if council will vote to put the proposals on a future ballot or if they will create a new road funding plan all together.

Fox 47 reached out to Jackson City Clerk Andrea Muray for comment. We're still waiting on a response.

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