Citizens for Independent and Cooperative Communities http://michiganradio.org en Report shows taxpayers could save $500,000 if Saugatuck and Douglas merge http://michiganradio.org/post/report-shows-taxpayers-could-save-500000-if-saugatuck-and-douglas-merge <p>A new study from an independent research group shows taxpayers in the cities of Douglas and Saugatuck could save more than half a million dollars a year if the local governments merged.</p><p>Eric Lupher is Director of Local Affairs for the independent Citizens Research Council of Michigan. He authored the study on a potential merger of city governments in Saugatuck and Douglas. You can read the <a href="http://www.crcmich.org/PUBLICAT/2010s/2013/rpt384.html">full report on the CRC’s website.</a></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:56:18 +0000 Lindsey Smith 13630 at http://michiganradio.org Report shows taxpayers could save $500,000 if Saugatuck and Douglas merge Saugatuck and Douglas take a step toward becoming Saugatuck-Douglas http://michiganradio.org/post/saugatuck-and-douglas-take-step-toward-becoming-saugatuck-douglas <p>The picturesque west Michigan towns of Saugatuck and Douglas have taken another step toward becoming the picturesque city of Saugatuck-Douglas.</p><p>A state commission decided a proposal to merge the two into one city met enough legal requirements to move to the next step.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>Merger supporters say it will save money.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:08:49 +0000 Steve Carmody 7005 at http://michiganradio.org Saugatuck and Douglas take a step toward becoming Saugatuck-Douglas