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Grand Traverse County Commissioners decide not to punish board member over gun incident


Grand Traverse County Commissioners did not punish Board Member Ron Clous Wednesday.

He faces calls to resign after he pulled out a gun while a constituent spoke at a virtual meeting last month.

The board considered a “resolution of censure” Wednesday that would have punished him.

That tied by a vote of three-to-three, with Clous abstaining and it failed.

Republican Penny Morris was a “no” vote.

“I believe the public already censured them. I’m gonna say no.”

A democrat on the board said now she wants to review the group’s code of ethics to prevent things like this in the future.