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Warren Evans_optWayne County has continued in its commitment to fix its financial emergency with its latest decision to proceed with the consent agreement offered by the state.

Yesterday, County Executive Warren C. Evans held an informational meeting at the Guardian Building with various county elected leaders to discuss the county’s expectations while under the consent agreement.

The order included some of the following specifications:

  • All Wayne County contracts or agreements must include the

    requirements of Public Act 436 and the Consent Agreement.

  • All Wayne County employees, elected officials or entities that

    have contracts with the County must share with the County Executive any

    potential breach of the Consent Agreement.

  • Before any contract is entered into that is considered debt under

    the terms of the Consent Agreement, a copy must be provided to the County’s

    CFO for approval before being finalized.

“The purpose of issuing this order is to ensure that county employees, elected officials, along with our contractors understand what is required while the consent agreement is in place,” said Evans. “It is important for everyone to understand what to expect as we move together through this process to restore our financial health.”

Wayne County’s Commission Chair Gary Woronchak, Clerk Cathy M. Garret, Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy, Treasurer Raymond Wojtowicz, Register of Deeds Bernard J. Youngblood and Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon were in attendance.

“The consent agreement provides the tools needed to help us improve our finances, but it does not prevent us from continuing to fulfill our obligations to the people of Wayne County,” said Evans.

The county has dedicated a new website for information and dealings related to the consent agreement. The website is a tool to encourage transparency from the county to the public. Evans reassured those in attendance the county’s commitment to the people.

“The services provided daily by the county are unchanged,” said Evans. “Our parks are still available for the public to enjoy, the sheriff and prosecutor are still pursuing criminals, our public services department is still repairing roads, and the leadership the people elected is still at the helm of Wayne County.”

For more information on the county’s progress while operating under the consent agreement, visit the website here.

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