County Commissioners approve allocations for Seniors at Monday meeting
(Tuesday - November 23, 2021) - The Dickinson County Board of Commissioners on Monday approved allocations totaling more than $430,000 for County senior citizen programs. The funds are derived from voter-approved taxation, and are specifically designated for the operation of the senior citizen centers and other senior citizen programs.

The largest allocation, $281,000, will go to the Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency (DICSA), which oversees the senior citizen programs. DICSA also handles the preparation and delivery of regular meals to seniors through the "Meals on Wheels" program.

Of the five senior center sin the County, the largest allocation goes to the Norway-Vulcan Senior Center. While the Norway center's share may seen disproportionate, it is based on the fact that the center withdrew from the DICSA program several years ago, after a dispute over food preparation. DICSA still handles the delivery of home meals in that area.

The Dickionson County Senior Citizens' Center, located at Crystal Lake, will receive $43,700. Other allocations are: $28,000 to the Breen Avenue Senior Center, $25,000 to the Sagola Senior Center, and $10,000 to the Felch Senior Center.

The funds are paid to the agencies in four installments over the fiscal year.