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Shelby Township, Utica Governments Recognized for Partnership Plans

The two communities were honored by Executive Mark Hackel, along with six others in Macomb County.

Macomb County leaders Richard Cory, Wayne Oehmke, Mark Hackel, Richard Notte, Barbara Ziarko, Maria Schmidt, and Robert Cannon. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Macomb County Executive Office
Macomb County leaders Richard Cory, Wayne Oehmke, Mark Hackel, Richard Notte, Barbara Ziarko, Maria Schmidt, and Robert Cannon. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Macomb County Executive Office

Source: Macomb County Executive Office

Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel today honored eight local communities for working together to provide more efficient services to residents.

“Municipalities combining services with one another is a key part of government running as economical as possible,” said Executive Hackel, who recently spearheaded the county’s Communications and Technical Center (COMTEC), which combines the services of several departments both inside and outside of the county.

The communities given a Certificate of Community Excellence are as follows:

  • The Charter Township of Clinton and the City of Sterling Heights were both involved consolidating their police, fire/rescue and EMS dispatch services at Macomb County’s new Communications and Technical Center (COMTEC). Both also played a key role in initiating the exploration of combined fire services with other nearby municipalities.
  • The Charter Township of Armada for sharing fire services with the Charter Township of Bruce.
  • The Charter Township of Bruce for sharing fire services with the Charter Township of Armada. The township also began a combined recycling program with the Charter Township of Almont and the Charter Township of Dryden.
  • The City of Utica for utilizing the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development for planning services.
  • The Charter Township of Harrison and the City of Mount Clemens for their innovation in initiating the exploration of combined fire services with other nearby municipalities.
  • The Charter Township of Shelby for its innovation in partnering with the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development to use the Prime Properties portal, which is a mapping and property analysis tool that highlights Macomb County’s prime industrial development sites.
canseeallsides January 27, 2014 at 07:02 PM
Regionalism and centralizing services can often decrease quality and value. Similar to "merging positions" at a job while not raising pay scales. Don't believe someone posting online, research for yourself. Go ask a resident of a city that has consolidated services of how the quality of that service is now. I am sure there are exceptions but service quality and response times almost always drop. Give a token ataboy plaque to encourage administrators to centralized more services and maybe they will give away more local powers.
canseeallsides January 27, 2014 at 07:03 PM
"A-ta-boy!"
canseeallsides January 27, 2014 at 07:07 PM
Give the jobs and services back to the private sector and watch the budgets balance and the service go up. Governments shouldn't carry out ANY business. Did you know Government is the ONLY sector that shows "job" growth while the private sector is being systematically dismantled. We could all afford our own higher quality services and prosper if we didn't have to pay Government over half of our labors.

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