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Posted: Friday, 23 May 2014 11:40AM

Former Building Inspector Says City Owes Him Over $76,000



A former Benton Harbor building inspector says the City owes him over $76,000. Barney Martlew of Portage told the City Commission this week that former Emergency Manager Joseph Harris terminated his contract in January 2011.

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After multiple letters and phone calls to Harris, Martlew and his business partner filed a lawsuit through the Berrien County Circuit Court.

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The City has 42 days from May 1 to file an appeal if that is what the City Commission decides to do. The Benton Harbor Receivership Transition Advisory Board will then have final say on their decision.


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