Saugatuck Douglas consolidation

6:47 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Saugatuck and Douglas Left Out of State Grant for Consolidation Study

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Officials disappointed not to receive money for study although both cities rejected merger
Saugatuck and Douglas did not receive any money from a state program designed to offset the costs of consolidations."All along, they said this money is here to do these things," said Saugatuck City Manager Kirk Harrier, but the state decided not to help fund the $10,000 study by the Citizens Research Council that said the cities could save about $500,000 if they consolidated.Residents in both cities turned down a proposal in November to merge.
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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Saugatuck-Douglas Merger
7:24 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Saugatuck-Douglas consolidation vote set for November

Blueberry farm in Saugatuck
Credit The Associated Press

Voters in Saugatuck and Douglas will decide in November if the two cities will merge. 

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8:31 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Saugatuck and Douglas residents will vote on consolidation

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Election could be held August 6th or November 5th
The residents of Saugatuck and Douglas will vote on whether the two cities should consolidate. The State Boundary Commission today approved the referendum request, according to a Consolidated Government Committee press release. The group supports merging the two cities. The petitions now go to the head of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for final OK.
Saugatuck-Douglas Merger
10:49 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Opponent of Saugatuck-Douglas consolidation says savings can be found without a merger

File photo of path in the Saugatuck-Douglas area
Credit The Associated Press

Petition signatures will be turned in Tuesday that will likely place a proposed merger of Saugatuck and Douglas on the ballot this year. 

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