7:09 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Saugatuck and Douglas voters to decide merger question in November

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Only a few merger proposals have gone before voters in Michigan
2 Michigan resort towns divided over move to unite them through merger On a recent sunny Thursday morning in the heart of idyllic vacation towns along Lake Michigan, the streets of Douglas are almost empty.
6:20 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Report estimates Saugatuck and Douglas could save $500,000 through consolidation

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Citizens Research Council report finds savings would come from staff cuts
A combined Saugatuck-Douglas could save more than $500,000, a new report from the Citizens Research Council of Michigan says. Critics dispute the numbers. The question of whether to consolidate will be on the Nov. 5 ballot. In the meantime, both cities are digging through the numbers of the report they commissioned.
8:35 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Signatures collected move Saugatuck, Douglas closer to consolidation vote

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Signatures are due with State Boundary Commission on February 19th to call election on merging the two cities
Saugatuck and Douglas residents circulating petitions for a vote on the merger of the two communities have collected more than 250 signatures so far, according to the anti-consolidation group Citizens for Independent and Cooperative Communities. They need about 90 signatures. The group plans to circulate the petitions until at least Jan.