BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor City Manager Ellis Mitchell told the city’s cemetery board members Tuesday that he can’t have anything to do with the cemetery board, due to a 1994 court ruling.

“There were some problems. I don’t know exactly what they were but they led to a court order and the judge ruled that the cemetery board members could not be removed by the city,” he said during the meeting, which was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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