Berrien Commissioners Reviewing Options For Management Of Road Commission

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners is weighing its options when it comes to the county road commission. Berrien County Administrator Bill Wolf tells WSJM News he’s been studying the road commission after some recent turmoil, and it’s looking like the county commission may want to intervene, which is can do.

“The Berrien County Road Commission has had somewhat of a history of instability and a lot of turnover in road commissioners, a lot of turnover in managing directors, and a lot of it comes down to the governance, we believe,” Wolf said.

Wolf tells us the county board has five options. It could take over the road commission, reduce the number of road commissioners, make the road commission an elected body, enter into a strongly-worded agreement with its current board, or do nothing. The county board considered taking over the road commission in 2013 and opted not to, and Wolf tells us things did stabilize for a while. However, the road commission is now dealing with more problems. The Berrien County Board of Commissioners will discuss the matter more next week and on into the following month.