What County services are MANDATED and which are NON-MANDATED?

The table below lists most of the mandated and non-mandated services.  There are also county departments that exist in support of both mandated and non-mandated functions such as the Maintenance Department, Information Technology and Administration.

Mandated Functions

  • Courts
  • Jail
  • Constitutional Offices
  • Care of children
  • Defense of indigent offenders
  • Public health
  • Equalization
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Drain Commission
  • Medical Examiner

Non-Mandated Services

  • Public Transportation
  • Road and Marine Patrol
  • MSU Extension and 4-H
  • Economic Development
  • Senior services
  • Parks
  • Specialty Courts
  • Recycling
  • Conservation Service
  • Economic Crimes – Loss Recovery

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1. What will the ballot question say?
2. What will the proposed impact be on my taxes?
3. What will Lenawee County do if the renewal passes?
4. What services will continue as a result of the renewal?
5. What County services are MANDATED and which are NON-MANDATED?
6. What does the 2018 Budget A and Budget B summary look like?
7. Why did the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners initiate discussion about the Tax Allocation Board?
8. What information did the Tax Allocation Board consider to determine the best course of action?
9. Was renewal of the previous tax limitation the only option that the allocation board considered?
10. What exactly did the Tax Allocation Board do?
11. What governmental bodies are effected by the tax limitation renewal?
12. What action has the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners taken?
13. The economy has been improving for several years now and the unemployment rate has dropped; why is the Lenawee County revenue stream so flat?
14. Why didn’t Lenawee County have a rainy day fund to get through the tough spots?
15. Why not cut expenses and reduce costs?