Michigan city council hopes to negotiate with township over fire department dispute

  • Source: WEYI
  • Published: 02/15/2019 12:00 AM

Tension between the City of Grand Blanc and Grand Blanc Township continues to grow over a fire department dispute. After decades of working together the township decided to withdraw from the Grand Blanc Community Fire Commission last month. Several on Grand Blanc’s City Council aren’t happy and say they were blindsided. They heard from the consultants behind the study that led to the township's decision. That study showed in 2017 the township paid nearly one point two million dollars for the fire department while the city paid more than 210 thousand. But the study also says the township paid more for indirect costs like payroll and union negotiations because the firefighters are township employees. Now Grand Blanc’s City Council hopes they can turn this disagreement around while the township is already thinking about future plans like buying new equipment.


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