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Cass County Sponsoring A Town Hall Meeting on January 4, 2016, Marcellus Library, 7:00 pm.

Submitted by: Roseann Marchetti
Cass County Commissioner, District 4

Published on December 9, 2015 -- Marcellus, MI - Over 18 months ago the Cass County Board of Commissioners appointed a committee to investigate using the 1899 vintage courthouse, which included hiring an engineering study of the structural integrity of the 1899 vintage courthouse which has been button holed since 2003. After many meetings and work to stabilize the vintage courthouse, the Committee consisting of Commissioners Bernie Williamson, Bob Ziliak, and Roseann Marchetti made a commitment to hold five town hall meetings throughout Cass County to learn what suggestion and uses residents have for the vintage courthouse.

The second of the town hall meetings will be held at the Marcellus Township Wood Memorial Library on January 4, 2016, at 7:00 pm. The meeting will consist of a power point presentation with time for discussion and a question and answer session.

The public is welcome and if the Marcellus meeting is not convenient, there will be three other meetings which are also open to the public. Those meetings are listed on the County web site at
Published on December 21, 2015 -- Marcellus Michigan - On Tuesday, December 15, 2015 the Marcellus Township Board held an abbreviated regular meeting before 28-30 concerned citizens of the township. The source of concern stems from the township not having funds available to pay its share of the 2015 fire/ambulance service contract, and the possibility that this will leave the residents of Marcellus Township, the Village of Marcellus, and part of Flowerfield township without fire and ambulance protection/services.

In part, this very well could become reality, but not likely in the short-term as the township board is currently exploring ways to pay the 2015 delinquency. According to sources, the township board is expected to approve a Resolution giving them until March of 2016 to come into compliance with the Marcellus Area Emergency Services Association (MAESA) contract. has provided a link to the MAESA contract at the following link:

(Edited on January 6, 2016 - The in increase in insurance premiums was actually $22,000 rather than $25,000. MMO apologizes for the error)

The Marcellus Village Council voted by unanimous consent to approve a $22,000 increase in insurance premiums for 4 village employees totaling $88,000 at the December 22, 2015 regular meeting. The increase was due in part to the termination of village employee Tim Glass over a CDL License. According to village clerk Jourdan, Glass represented 1/4 of the premium and when the council voted to terminate him - they also terminated the benefits his age and health brought to the table.

Just to bring this into perspective - when you consider insurance premiums, payroll, and fringe benefits the cost to the village taxpayer approaches, if not surpass', over $200,000 a year.

Published on January 13, 2016 -- Marcellus, MI - On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 the Marcellus Village Council accepted the resignation of utility clerk Mary Yung. Yung has worked for the Village for 6+ years and her last day on the job will be January 22, 2016.

According to sources, Yung’s position may be reduced to part-time, or 3 days a week, and a replacement is being sought.

Yung’s resignation represents the 4th employee leaving the employment of the village since late in 2015.
Employment Opportunity

Published on April 20, 2016 -- Marcellus, MI - The Village of Marcellus is seeking a full-time Village Clerk.  Job requirements include a high level of proficiency with Peachtree/Sage Accounting, Excel and Word.  In addition, the applicant should be experienced in general accounting, office management and the use of typical office equipment, payroll & all associated taxes and deductions, workers compensation, health insurance, general liability insurance, recording meeting minutes, working with the public in delicate or difficult situations and many other public service/office related tasks. Website development and maintenance skills are a plus. 

Hours of work are generally 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday  Friday plus at least 2 evening meetings during each month that often adjourn around 8:30p.m.   Starting pay will be $14.00 per hour.  Health insurance, vacation and retirement benefits will be provided in accordance with the current employment policy. Applications may be picked up at the address listed below and must be returned no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 29, 2016.

The Village of Marcellus
177 E. Main St.  P.O. box 429
Marcellus, MI 49067

Published on June 13, 2016 -- Marcellus, MI - has learned that the Marcellus Village Council held a special meeting on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. According to several sources, the council voted unanimously to terminate the employment of Village Clerk Krista Jourdan with her severance package to be discussed at the councils regular meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

It was also learned that Village Treasurer Sandy Bauer will be submitting a formal letter of resignation to the Council.

As more information becomes available, MMO will pass it on to the community.