ADOPTED - MARCH 23, 2010
Agenda Item No. 7
Introduced by the County Services and Finance Committees:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE AN INCREASE IN
CERTAIN FEES WITHIN THE CLERK’S OFFICE
WHEREAS, House Bill 4086, Public Act 419 of 2006, provides for County Clerks to solemnize marriages within the County in which they are elected as County Clerk; and
WHEREAS, Resolution #07-020 authorized a fee of $25.00 for each marriage solemnized by the County Clerk, with such revenues to be deposited in the County’s General Fund; and
WHEREAS, the Clerk now desires to increase the fee to more closely reflect the costs involved in scheduling the wedding, preparing the vows and performing the ceremony; and
WHEREAS, the Clerk offers expedited service of mailed or faxed requests for certified copies of vital records which need to be returned for immediate use; and
WHEREAS, the fee for this service covers the cost of a United States Postal Services Express Mail stamp, plus a slight additional fee for staff time, which is currently $19.00; and
WHEREAS, the postal service recently increased express mail postage to $18.30; and
WHEREAS, the Clerk desires to increase the expedite fee to $20.00 to cover the increase in postage fees.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners authorizes the following fee increases within the Clerk’s office, effective April 5, 2010:
Marriage Ceremony Officiated by the County Clerk $50.00
Expedited Service for Vital Records $20.00
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Clerk is authorized to increase the expedited service fee equal to the amount of the increase in postage each time the postal services raises its rates.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Controller/Administrator is authorized to make the necessary budget adjustments consistent with this resolution.
COUNTY SERVICES: Yeas: Copedge, Schor, Celentino, Grebner, McGrain, Vickers
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 3/16/10
FINANCE: Yeas: Grebner, Tennis, Bahar-Cook, Schor, Holman, Dougan
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 3/17/10