The newly elected Big Rapids Township Board of Trustees say they want to get things done and that was in evidence at their first meeting on Tuesday. The Board reviewed eight departmental reports, passed nine resolutions, and approved the Township's 2017 budget among other items on the agenda. Township Supervisor Bill Stanek says the new Board comes prepared.
“So far it's been great. I appreciate the new board and they're all willing to ask a lot of questions. They've come in and looked stuff over ahead [of time] and they're ready to get rolling immediately.”
Stanek says there are there are projects and issues that the Board will have to deal with in the coming year, but he wasn't ready to tip his hand yet.
“The next big thing will be the State of the Township address and we'll probably announce some stuff in there so you've got to stay tuned for that.”
The new Board (as pictured left to right from the top) consists of Carmen Bean, Bill Stanek, Travis Williams, Penny Curry, Jerry Everett, Tony Geib, and Rene Fountain.