August 19, 2014 at 7:37 am

Bay City delays vote on child migrant resolution

Bay City — The Bay City Commission has delayed voting on a resolution to support housing child immigrants from Central America during a meeting that drew protesters and supporters of the plan.

The Bay City Times reports commissioners were expected to debate the resolution Monday. Commissioners say the document wasn’t finished in time for a vote.

Officials with Wellspring Lutheran Services have said the nonprofit has secured a federal contract to house the children in Bay City and Farmington Hills. Officials have said the children will be at area sites for 30 to 45 days.

A city commissioner says the resolution won’t carry regulatory weight and the commission just wants a chance to comment on the agreement.

Another commissioner says he expects it to appear on the commission’s Sept. 8 meeting agenda.