(Iron Mountain - November 28, 2017) - The
Dickinson County Board of Commissioners on Monday approved funding levels for
the various senior citizen programs in the County, most of which operate in
cooperation with the Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency. The only
organization which does not cooperate with DICSA is the Norway Vulcan Senior
Citizens Center, which broke with the parent organization more than a year ago,
after disputes over meal distribution.
These funds are generated by
special millage (0.4 mils per $1,000.00 of taxable property value) assessed
County-wide to support senior citizen activities.
The funding levels approved by
the Board are as follows:
DICSA - $248,940.00
Crystal Lake Senior Center - $39,144.00
Breen Avenue Senior Center - $23,400.00
Sagola Senior Center - $23,400.00
Center - $6,552.00
Norway Vulcan Senior Center - $34,794.00
The amount allocated for the
Norway Vulcan Center is expanded by virtue of the fact that they now handle
their own meals program, following the dispute mentioned earlier in this
County officials stress that these numbers may change,
depending on funds availability.