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Spring Lake Village Council votes to OK collaborating planning, zoning services

Marie Havenga • Jul 21, 2015 at 10:58 AM

Keery will attend monthly Village Planning Commission meetings. She and Hill will split other duties. According to the approved joint proposal, the Village will pay $15,000 for a six-month trial period, which includes 12 hours per week at $50 per hour.

Independent planning firm Williams & Works submitted a proposal for $58 per hour. Cotton estimated a part-time direct hire would cost about $30 an hour.

Although council members passed the joint municipal proposal to fill their short-term planning needs, several members of the planning commission said they would prefer another part- or full-time village staff member as a permanent solution.

To read more of this story, see today's edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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