Feb. 22 2018 09:52 AM

State owes county recycling fee for Governor’s Mansion

The Governor’s Mansion is in arrears. The state didn’t pay the $94.50 recyling fee to the city of Lansing for 2016. Now it owes $124.62 with penalty and interest. And that will go up to $416 March 1.

The fee applies even though Gov. Rick Snyder opts not to live in the Lansing home, 2520 Oxford Road, near the Country Club of Lansing. It is used for special events, though.

“I think this might be an error on the city’s part. That doesn’t make sense,” wrote Snyder spokesman Ari Adler Friday. “Do you have a copy of the bill? I’m trying to get to the bottom of what this is about with our facilities folks.”

Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing chuckled at the implication that the bill was an error.

“They’ve paid it the last 19 years,” he said. He also noted that the Department of Technology ,Management and Budget called and confirmed receipt of the billing earlier. “They have it.”

Indeed, they do. On Tuesday afternoon, a department spokesman said it had been located and will be paid.