The second criterion the city must meet is to certify to the Michigan Department of Treasury that by January 1, 2012 it has produced and made readily available to the public, a plan with one or more proposals to increase its existing level of cooperation, collaboration, and consolidation, either within the jurisdiction or with other jurisdictions.
The City has adopted the attached EVIP Consolidation of Services Plan. The plan’s foundation is the Feasibility Study for Municipal Shared Services that was completed earlier this year under the auspices of a public-private consortium including the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and the Cities of Muskegon, North Muskegon, Norton Shores, Roosevelt Park, Montague, Whitehall and Fruitport Charter Township.
The Feasibility Study identified nineteen specific shared services recommendations, 15 of which involve participation from the City of Muskegon. For the 2012 EVIP Consolidation of Services Plan the City has chosen to focus efforts on three recommendations deemed to be the highest priority:
- One Water Production System
- Contract for Income Tax Administration
- Consolidated Telecommunications
Each of these areas is discussed more fully in the attached plan.
If you have comments or questions about the 2012 EVIP Consolidation of Services Plan, you can leave them below or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.