6:37 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Snyder says he'll still advocate for consolidation despite vote in Saugatuck and Douglas

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Snyder says "it's a local decision that needs to be made"
Voters in the southwest Michigan cities of Saugatuck and Douglas roundly rejected a proposal Tuesday to combine their two resort towns along the shores of Lake Michigan. "There just wasn't enough reward with the consolidation," said Matt Balmer, a restaurant owner, resident of Douglas and leader of the anti-consolidation forces.
6:00 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Consolidation vote fails in Saugatuck and Douglas

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Both cities had to approve proposal for merger to move forward
Saugatuck and Douglas will remain two separate cities after voters turned down a consolidation proposal Tuesday night.
7:38 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Saugatuck and Douglas residents weigh possible consolidation

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The two towns had vote on merger in 1979
The more than 2,100 residents of Saugatuck and Douglas know each other well - their children attend the same school, they eat at the same restaurants and they know the best spots to watch the Fourth of July fireworks. But people on both sides of the issue know that after the vote on Nov.
Saugatuck-Douglas consolidation
9:11 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

WestSouthwest: Should Saugatuck and Douglas merge?

Saugatuck and Douglas
Credit Erin Wilkinson

Interview with Eric Lupher

In November voters in Saugatuck and Douglas will decide whether the two towns should consolidate into one. 

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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.