1) When does the Board of Commissioners meet?
The Board of Commissioners' regularly scheduled meetings are on the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning at 9 a.m. The meetings take place in the Board of Commissioners' Room on the first floor of the County Services Building and are open to the public.
2) Are the meetings televised?
Yes, the sessions are televised in their entirety on MGTV-5, a government access cable channel that can be found on channel 5 of the Charter Communications Cable System. Normally the BOC meetings air on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday or Friday evenings and weekend afternoons. You can check the Midland Daily News' Sunday TV Times or the City of Midland website at http://www.midland-mi.org for specific broadcast times.
3) How can I express an opinion or relevant concern I may have to County Commissioners?
Commissioners always welcome input from constituents. There are a number of ways for citizens to communicate with their commissioner: Contact information, including home and office phone numbers, mailing addresses and e-mail addresses are listed on the BOC webpage. You can also leave a message with the Board of Commissioners' office assistant at 832-6775.
4) What is the length of term for County Commissioners?
5) Are meeting agendas available?
Yes, you can find them posted on the County's website and at the County Services Building.
6) How do I find out what actions were taken at a BOC meeting?
On the BOC web page under the " Meeting agendas" section click on minutes on the right hand side and you can view results of past BOC meetings. You also can contact the County Clerk's Office (832-6739) the BOC Office (832-6775) for information.
7) How does one become a County Commissioner?
Midland County residents are eligible to run for a seat on the County Commission. The County Clerk's Office prepares informational packets for prospective candidates for public office in election years. For the election year, you may contact the Clerk's Office after February for more details on the process involved in running for elected office.