City approves collaborative agreement

As Gov. Rick Snyder promotes collaboration between local governments, Grand Haven City Council took its first steps toward that goal Tuesday night in several areas with its neighbors. City Council approved an agreement to seek a grant with the Michigan Municipal League that would allow for a $48,000 study on collaborative fleet maintenance services amongst Ferrysburg, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Township, Grand Haven and Grand Haven Township, and the Grand Haven and Spring Lake school districts.
Alex Doty
Jul 6, 2011


Council approved the plan with a 4-1 vote. Councilman Dennis Scott voted against the grant application.

“I think what we have now is working great for the city,” Scott said of the current fleet maintenance situation.

According to Scott, there are two city mechanic employees, as well as a mechanic with Harbor Transit, and he didn’t see any advantage to the proposal for collaboration.

“I think the point of doing this is to see what the advantages might be,” Councilman Bob Monetza said. “I think that it is a legitimate question to ask.”

According to McGinnis, collaboration might range from sharing employees to looking at ways to save on fuel or tire purchases.

To read more of this story, see today’s print edition or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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