Macomb County, Michigan

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Macomb County is one of 83 counties in Michigan and has a population of 840,978.[1] The county seat is Mount Clemens.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Michigan county websites

This website was reviewed on April 20, 2012.

The good

  • The budget and financial reports are posted, with archives going back to 2007 for the budget and 2004 for the financial reports.[2]
  • Board of Commissioners meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes are posted.[3]
  • Elected officials' names and contact information are posted.[4]
  • A check register is posted, along with bids and proposals.[5][6]
  • Phone numbers are listed for all departments, and a county directory contains the names of department officials.[7][8]
  • An interacting map contains tax data and other property information.[9]

The bad

  • Individual contact details are not provided for administrative officials.
  • Building permit and zoning information are not posted.
  • No information on public records requests is available.
  • No lobbying information is available.
  • Tax rate information is only available in the unsearchable budget PDF[10] -- nowhere else. There is no option to pay taxes online.

Budget

2011 Budget

2011 Budgeted Expense Summary, General Fund and Other Operating Funds[10]

Category Expenses
Legislative $1,310,358
Judicial $35,528,612
General Government $66,192,757
Public Safety $62,615,592
Total Other $2,637,900
Human Services $78,550,023
Health Services $23,902,031
Mental Health Services $203,368,180
Library/Parks/Veterans $2,555,233
TOTAL $476,660,686

Taxes

The 2011 and 2012 property tax rate for Macomb County is 4.5685 mills.[10]

Public employees

Elected officials

2011-2012 Board of Commissioners[11]

District Name
1 Toni Moceri
2 Marvin E. Sauger Vice Chair
3 Phillip A. DiMaria
4 David Flynn
5 Ray Gralewski
6 James L. Carabelli
7 Don Brown
8 Kathy D. Vosburg Chair
9 Fred Miller Sergeant at Arms
10 Roland Fraschetti
11 Kathy Tocco
12 Bob Smith
13 Joe Sabatini

Salaries

Main article: Macomb County employee salaries

Pensions

Main article: Michigan public pensions

According to the 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (the latest available), in 2008, Macomb had a solvent pension system but $517,955,257 in unfunded actuarial accrued liabilities.[12]

External links

References