KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners voted on three important items that were not on the agenda Tuesday night.

The decisions were taken after two and a half hours of closed session.

The board voted to require Treasurer Thomas Whitener to testify under oath and with documentation regarding the county audit at the February 21 Committee of the Whole meeting. There were questions about Whitener’s office and whether the county books were in order.

Whitener did not attend Tuesday’s meeting.

He also voted for the continuation of the conviction of family cottage surrounded by Prairie View Park in Vicksburg and stop negotiating a road to access or move it. The family has owned a hectare of land since the 1940s.

Finally, council voted to enter into negotiations regarding a comprehensive parking strategy for the downtown event center. The center was revived after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill allowing a hotel tax to help finance it.

— News 8’s Madalyn Buursma contributed to this report.

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