Board of Commissioners in Mich. call on each other to resign
The Ingham County Board of Commissioners are debating internally two resolutions which they think will address a “dysfunctional” road commission.
The first proposal, introduced by Republicans who are a minority on the board, would demand the resignation of Shirley Rogers, the Road Commission chairperson. A second proposal, introduced by Democratic Commission Chair Mark Grebner, would demand the resignation of all five members of the Road Commission, reports the Lansing State Journal.
Ingham’s Road Commission is appointed by the Board of Commissioners.
The move comes as tensions in the commission continue to mount. Officials say the employees have circumvented Commission Director Bill Conklin and gone directly to the Board with complaints. As a result, the Road Commission members have investigated the day to day operations of the department.
“The idea that this can be fixed by getting rid of one road member is not going to work,” Grebner said. “The five of them as a group are dysfunctional. The Board of Commissioners has got to get behind the idea that we need a new start.”
Both resolutions were tabled until a November 15 meeting of the Board of Commissioners.