GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – The top health official in Ottawa County is asking a judge to uphold a $4 million settlement in exchange for her resignation.

Ottawa County leaders have been embroiled in a months-long attempt to fire Adeline Hambley. Disagreements stemmed from returning the county to pre-COVID budget numbers along with alleged incompetence, neglect, and misconduct. The county held several hearings and attempted to vote on Hambley’s firing. Instead, county officials said they offered a tentative, not official, settlement to resign and drop her lawsuit against the county. An attorney for the county said it’s one of several offers on the table.

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The agreement also held that Deputy Health Officer Marcia Mansaray would resign in exchange for a severance of one year’s pay.

The case goes before a judge on November 28.

Meanwhile, Ottawa County Commissioner Kyle Terpstra submitted his resignation on Thursday night, citing “significant changes in his personal and professional life.”

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