SL Township board to discuss fire protection agreement with SL Village

The Spring Lake Township Board will discuss updates to a 35-year-old fire protection agreement between the township and the Village of Spring Lake at 7 p.m. Monday at Township Hall, 106 S. Buchanan St. Representatives from both municipalities have been meeting for more than six months to research the history and validity of the original fire service contract, which dates back to 1976. Under the updated agreement, there will be no increase in the $15,000 annual rate the village has paid to the township for fire coverage for the last 35 years.
Marie Havenga
Jul 9, 2011


The original contract dates back to when the village dissolved its own fire department and merged services with the township.

A new provision of the contract states that if the township passes a fire millage in the future, the village will no longer owe the $15,000 per year.

Township Manager Gordon Gallagher said there is currently nothing in the works for a fire millage, but that it may become a necessity. It costs about $600,000 each year to operate the department.

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