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County Wexford BOC Approves Childcare Budget and Dog License Fee Increase | News

CADILLAC – County Wexford’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the 2022 budget for childcare, but one commissioner opposed 2022 fee increases for dog licenses.

Joe Hurlburt was the only dissenting vote as commissioners voted 8-1 to pass increases to one-year licenses and three-year licenses for neutered and intact animals. Hurlburt said he opposed the new fee simply because it was an increase.

New fees for one-year licenses are $10 (December to February) or $20 (delinquent months) for neutered animals and $15 (December to February) or $30 (delinquent months) for intact animals .

The new fees for three-year permits are $25 (December to February) or $50 (delinquent months) for neutered animals and $40 (December to February) or $80 (delinquent months) for intact animals.

The agenda file said the request would bring the county into compliance with fees charged by surrounding counties. The new structure comes into effect for 2022 licenses.

Since 1993, the county has charged pet owners $3 for one-year licenses from December through February and $6 during late months for neutered animals. For intact animals, the county charges $5 for one-year licenses from December through February and $10 during overdue months. Prior to Wednesday’s board action, the county had never offered three-year licenses.

The newly approved County Wexford child care budget has a total expenditure of $651,999.71 and is proposed for the state’s 2022 fiscal year from October 1 through September 30, 2022. Commissioners voted 9-0 to approve a budget of $652,000.

According to information in the meeting agenda file, there was a minor change in total expenses of $15,000. Two other changes were also made due to the state’s Raise the Age legislation taking effect Oct. 1, where the court will take 17-year-olds who would have previously been in adult court, according to the court filing. the agenda. The budget subcategory changes reflect the attempt to think ahead about services that could be offered to the older youth population to prepare them for adulthood, etc., according to the information packet.

Also at Wednesday’s meeting, the board received its annual District No. 10 Health Department updates from Health Officer Kevin Hughes.