Village OKs collaboration savings plan

Village Council on Monday unanimously approved collaborative efforts designed to save the village an estimated $152,000 per year.
Marie Havenga
Dec 20, 2011


The move will make the village eligible for state incentives of more than $2,500.

“We’ve already been collaborating and there’s evidence we’re going to do more of it,” said Village Councilman Jim MacLachlan, who will take over as village president in January.

The village currently shares Central Park, Lakeside Beach and fire protection services with Spring Lake Township for savings of more than $85,000.

Village Manager Ryan Cotton noted in a spreadsheet that the village’s current countywide collaboration savings total nearly $950,000 per year.

The state incentives are valid only on agreements made after Oct. 1, 2011.

The collaboration plan must be submitted to the state by Jan. 1 to be eligible for the economic vitality incentive program.

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