Public Act 63 of 2011, introduced the Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP). The EVIP program sets certain requirements that cities must meet in order to receive revenue sharing monies from the state. An eligible city, village, or township will receive 1/3 of the maximum amount for which they are eligible for each of the three categories they fulfill the specific requirements for. The three categories are Accountability and Transparency, Consolidation of Services, and Employee Compensation.
Consolidation of Services
At this time, the City is publicizing its 2014 Consolidation of Services Plan. According to EVIP requirements, the plan shall include an update on the status of the new proposals that were in the previous year’s consolidation plan, including whether or not the previously proposed plan has been fully implemented, a listing of the barriers experienced in implementing the proposal, and a timeline of the steps to accomplish the proposed plan. In addition, the plan shall include 1 or more new proposals to increase its existing level of cooperation, collaboration, and consolidation either within the jurisdiction or with other jurisdictions, or a detailed explanation of why increasing its existing level of cooperation, collaboration, and consolidation is not feasible.
For the 2014 EVIP Consolidation of Services Plan the City focuses on the following new consolidation priorities:
- Fire Equipment Maintenance
- Consolidate Public Works Services
- Unification of Water Treatment Facilities
- HOME Program Consortium
Each of these areas is discussed more fully in the attached plan which can be viewed by clicking here.
If you have comments or questions about the 2014 EVIP Consolidation of Services Plan, you can leave them below or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.