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Wayne County is a public corporation, created under the Constitution and Statues of the State of Michigan, with general governmental powers and authority. Under Act 206 of the Michigan Public Acts of 1893, as amended, the County Treasurer is the officer responsible for collection of delinquent real property taxes which are returned to the County as uncollected on March 1 of each year. The Treasurer is also responsible for the application of the borrowing proceeds and the preservation of the primary and secondary security,
The County is a home rule charter county incorporated under Act 293, Public Acts of Michigan 1967, as amended, and is governed by an elected Chief Executive Officer, who is elected on an at-large basis for a 4-year term, and a 15 member County Commission elected for 2-year terms from districts of approximately equal population.
The County is the most populous county in the State of Michigan with a population of 1,829,582 according to the 2010 US Census. The County is located in the southeaster corner of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, encompassing approximately 623 square miles, with its southeastern boundary being the shoreline of portions of Lake St. Claire and the Detroit River. The County is made up of 9 townships, 34 cities and 34 public school districts.
Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans today announced he will veto an amendment by County Commission to his proposed budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which would increase the stipend paid to Medicare eligible retirees by $15 per month per person. This amendment will result in increasing the County’s unfunded OPEB liability by an estimated $5.6 million. The County Commission approved the County’s budget which included the amendment by a vote of 13-2
DETROIT - Today, Wayne County took another step toward breaking ground on a new criminal justice center as it closed on its bond sale, which will raise $315 million toward the criminal project on East Warren Avenue. Work on the criminal justice center is expected to begin in October as Rock Ventures’ demolition of the unfinished Gratiot jail continues.