UPDATED INFORMATION 2 out of 4 recall petitions approved in Delta County clarity hearing

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DELTA COUNTY– A hearing was held Monday in Delta County Probate Court to determine the clarity of the recall petitions filed against four Delta County public officials.  Two of the petitions were approved, the other two were denied.

The petitions filed in January name Garden Township Supervisor Morgan Tatrow, Fairbanks Township Supervisor Ronald Collins, Fairbanks Township Clerk Kathryn Denholm and Fairbanks Township Trustee James Dalgord.

Petitions for Collins and Dalgord were denied but the petitions for Tatrow and Denholm can move forward. (Details about each of the four recall petitions are below.)

“They could request another recall clarity hearing for new language that they submit and we could get that approved,” said Nancy Kolich, Delta County Clerk told Local 3 News Monday. “It has to be between 10 and 20 days from when they submit it and then they would have a smaller time frame, but they still could do November.”

The Denholm petition needs at least 39 signatures and the Tatrow petition needs 101. Both petitions would need to collect signatures more than or equal to 25% of the number of people who voted for Governor in 2014.

Kathryn Denholm RECALL PETITION: APPROVED

“We, the undersigned, registered and qualified voters of the Township of Fairbanks in the County of Delta, and the State of Michigan, petition for the calling of an election to recall Kathryn Denholm from the office of Clerk for the following reasons: Making a motion to give township board consent to Heritage Sustainable energy to place electrical power lines within the Delta County road right-of-way without the request providing compensation to the township.”

Morgan Tatrow RECALL PETITION: APPROVED

“We, the undersigned, registered and qualified voters of the Township of Garden in the County of Delta, and the State of Michigan, petition for the calling of an election to recall Morgan Tatrow from the office of Supervisor for the following reasons: Voting yes on a motion to grant Heritage Garden Township consent to use Delta County’s right of way for construction and operation of an electrical power line without requesting Heritage to provide compensation to the township.”

Ron Collins RECALL PETITION: DENIED

“We, the undersigned, registered and qualified voters of the Township of Fairbanks in the County of Delta, and State of Michigan, petition for the calling of an election to recall Ron Collins from the office of Supervisor for the following reasons: He discussed the request to the township from Heritage Sustainable Energy for consent to construct electric pole lines in the Delta County road right-of-way without disclosing, at a township meeting, that he had accepted compensation from Heritage for a wind lease.”

James Dalgord RECALL PETITION: DENIED

“We, the undersigned, registered and qualified voters of the Township of Fairbanks in the County of Delta, and State of Michigan, petition for the calling of an election to recall James Dalgord from the office of Trustee for the following reasons: He discussed the request to the township from Heritage Sustainable Energy for consent to construct electric pole lines in the Delta County road right-of-way without disclosing, at a township meeting, that he had accepted compensation from Heritage for a wind lease.”

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