An agreement floated on how to handle the deteriorating Kalamazoo Harbor is taking on water after Douglas rejected a revised plan launched by Saugatuck. The Kalamazoo Lake Harbor Authority — made up of Saugatuck and Douglas representatives — wants to hire Edgewater Resources of St. Joseph to lead a multi-phase project to improve the 184-acre Kalamazoo Lake, which has been filling with silt. The harbor authority needs the approval of both Douglas and Saugatuck cities to fund the study.

Both cities spent more than they had budgeted to clear snow

Snyder says "it's a local decision that needs to be made"

Both cities had to approve proposal for merger to move forward

The two towns had vote on merger in 1979