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.
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.”