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City of Center Line Service Sharing Initiatives-Entry 2

Shared Services since 2011 - As a member of the Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities (MACRO), the following internal efficiencies and external shared services were identified so the MACRO group could better understand the existing relationship before exploring new collaborative opportunities. The City of Center Line contracts out the following services: lawn maintenance; engineering ...
City of Sterling Heights Service Sharing Initiatives-Entry 1

Shared Services since 2011 - As a member of the Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities (MACRO), the following internal efficiencies and external shared services were identified so the MACRO group could better understand the existing relationship before exploring new collaborative opportunities. Sterling Heights has implemented successful service sharing efforts and outsourcing resulting in savings ...
City of Warren Service Sharing Initiatives

Shared Services since 2011 - As a member of the Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities (MACRO), the following internal efficiencies and external shared services were identified so the MACRO group could better understand the existing relationship before exploring new collaborative opportunities. The City of Warren service sharing initiatives include the following efforts: -Van Dyke-8 Mile ...
DPW Fleet Maintenance Innovations

Individual Community Effort since 2010 - The City of Wixom’s latest DPW innovation is the retrofitting of heavy equipment, truck and police vehicles with a quick connect oil change system manufactured and distributed by the Wixom based company Environmentally Safe Oil Change Commercial Truck, Inc. (ESOC). The ESOC system evacuates vehicle engine waste oil and pumps ...
Birmingham Fleet Maintenance

Individual Community Effort since 2009 - In 2009, the City of Birmingham reduced its fleet maintenance garage staff through attrition in order to reduce the costs associated with this indirect service. While this reduction in staff contributed a great deal to reducing the overall budget, it was part of a larger effort to reduce staff levels ...
Cost Reduction/Investment Blog

Individual Community Effort since 2009 - The internal, secured Cost Reduction/Investment Blogs were developed as part of Oakland County’s overall evaluation of operating costs, and to support each County government department’s goal of reducing its ongoing operating budget. Recognizing that new ideas and employee suggestions often result in the most innovative cost-saving programs, the Web-based Cost ...
Privatizing Student Transportation Services

Educational Partnership since 2009 - In April 2009, the Troy School District voted to privatize their transportation services including all regular bus transportation and special transportation for the district's students. Troy Schools began contracting with First Student, based in Cincinnati, OH, in order to reduce the costs associated with the transport of the district's 12,000 ...
Renewable Energy Park Team

Public/Private Partnership since 2009 - A team comprised of representatives from Ford Land, the City of Wixom, Oakland County, Clairvoyant Energy, Xtreme Power Solutions, and many state and federal agencies have come together to redevelop the former site of the Ford Wixom Assembly Plant.

Dubbed the "Renewable Energy Park", the site will include over $725 million ...
Washington Township Government Efficiency Efforts

Individual Community Effort since 2009 - Since 2009, Washington Township has been involved in over 60 government efficiency and collaboration efforts. Washington Township's Board, Supervisor, and Home Team have worked to implement efforts relating to financial stewardship, service, providing a favorable business environment, ethical standards and fairness, and preservation of rural lifestyle.
Birmingham/Troy Multi-Modal Transit Center Study Area

Shared Services since 2008 - In order to ensure the success of the proposed Birmingham/Troy Multi-Modal Transit Center, the two cities have entered into a joint planning agreement for the specified area consisting of the Birmingham/Troy Multi-Modal Transit Center Study Area. This area directly surrounding the proposed transit center will make use of Transit Oriented ...
CitiStat Government Efficiency & Effectiveness

Individual Community Effort since 2008 - CitiStat is a leadership strategy that employs data-driven management systems to monitor and improve the performance of city agencies, on the task of producing clearly specified results. The goal of CitiStat is to develop measurable performance standards for every area of city government. Each department has the opportunity to define its ...
Joint Crack Sealing Program

Shared Services since 2008 - In order to reduce costs associated with the repair of cracks in the roadways, the City of Wixom began soliciting for RFPs from private firms to contract out the work. After some time, the city realized many firms preferred to contract with larger cities, or agreed to contract with Wixom ...
Reducing Operating Costs

Individual Community Effort since 2008 - In an article published in the Spinal Column Newsweekly July 29, 2009, "Municipalities trying to cope with declining property values, revenues"; the Village of Milford Manager, Arthur Shufflebarger, shared important information concerning the measures the village has taken to reduce operating costs.

The village shares many services with Milford Township - ...
Road Sign Replacements

Shared Services since 2008 - The City of Romulus collaborates with the City of Westland for the replacement of their old road signs, and for the creation and installation of their new ones. The City of Romulus used to contract for the creation of their road signs, but when Westland purchased their new state of ...
Bridge Repair

Shared Services since 2007 - County bonds along with the road commission, some federal funds, and contributions from larger municipalities within the county have funded a large scale project to rebuild and enhance the bridges in Macomb County. Many of the bridges in the county were deteriorating, and needed major improvements. These projects would have ...
Transportation System

Shared Services since 2007 - The Townships of Commerce, Highland, Milford, Waterford and White Lake, and the Villages of Wolverine Lake and Milford have been working together to start a transportation system that would service all of these communities. It would be very similar to the NOTA (North Oakland Transportation Authority) and provide service ...
I-275 Bikeway Project

Public/Private Partnership since 2006 - The Michigan Department of Transportation built the I-275 Bikeway in the mid 1970's in response to the energy crisis. Unfortunately, the trail was not maintained over the years. It also lacks the construction standards and maintenance schedules of today's trails, but it did link the communities in Wayne, Oakland, ...
Salt Reduction

Individual Community Effort since 2006 - The City of Wixom has enacted a salt reduction program. The program consists of new equipment for trucks including computerized salt spreading controls, salt wetting systems, and anti-icing systems in addition to the use of a specialized beet juice concoction formulated by the city’s DPW. New materials used include a ...
Saline Sustainability Circle

Shared Services since 2005 - The Saline Sustainability Circle (SSC) is a collaboration of municipalities within the Saline Area School District. The SSC meets every third Tuesday of the month to discuss topics of interest that impact the Saline area. Topics include a variety of regional and local issues, and members of the ...
Businesses for Better Transportation

Shared Services since 2002 - Businesses for Better Transportation (BBT) has evolved as an outgrowth of Oakland County's Business Roundtable, and is a made up of local business people and representatives from Oakland County. The driving force behind their efforts is the knowledge that infrastructure is something that is considered when people decide where to ...
North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA)

Shared Services since 2001 - Due to the area's remoteness to Oakland County's population centers, the northeast corner of Oakland County's public transportation needs have historically been underserved. In 2001, the North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA) was formed to provide local transportation services to the citizens of Orion, Oxford, Addison Townships and the Villages of ...
Oakland County Traffic Signal Retiming Project

Shared Services since 2001 - Due to tremendous growth in Oakland County and significant changes in traffic patterns during recent years, traffic signal timing was not allowing maximum efficiency. Many signals had not been retimed in more than ten years. A county-wide project to retime nearly 1,000 traffic signals was completed in 2006 to remedy ...
Southeastern Michigan Snow and Ice Management (SEMSIM)

Shared Services since 2000 - The Southeast Michigan Snow and Ice Management (SEMSIM) project is a first-of-its-kind program in the nation in which multiple government agencies have joined their efforts to implement the latest technologies and improve winter road maintenance and public safety. The partnership is implementing a satellite-based fleet management system. The new technologies ...
Troy-Birmingham Transit Center

Public/Private Partnership since 2000 - The Cities of Troy and Birmingham have collaborated to construct a transit center on the border of the two communities. The transit center will be located on the Doyle Drive curve, adjacent to the existing CN North America heavy rail line. This multi-modal transit center will centralize the ...
Enterprise GIS - Oakland County

Shared Services since 1998 - The Oakland County Enterprise GIS is a multi-faceted program that supports and promotes coordinated "location-based" data development and access across jurisdictional and departmental boundaries. This county funded program provides a series of coordinated information gathering and sharing activities conducted by more than 10 County agencies and 62 local cities, villages ...
Southwestern Washtenaw Council of Governments (SWWCOG)

Shared Services since 1998 - The Council was formed to engage in and promote joint planning and sharing of resources for matters affecting the life, growth and business of its participating members. The SWWCOG meets every second Wednesday at 7:00 PM, with location rotating among the various members. Members include Freedom, Bridgewater, Manchester and Sharon ...
Senior Transportation

Shared Services since 1996 - Through an agreement, Utica is able to use the Parks and Recreation services of Shelby Township, along with their senior van services. As part of the agreement, Utica gives their SMART credits to Shelby Twp. to help with the cost of the senior van service.
Pointe Area Assisted Transportation Services (PAATS)

Public/Private Partnership since 1989 - This service provides seniors (60+) and Grosse Pointe/Harper Woods residents who are handicapped with transportation anywhere in the area bounded by 11 Mile Road, Gratiot Avenue, Chalmers and Lake St. Clair/Detroit River. The cost per one-way trip is $3.00 within Harper Woods and the five Grosse Pointes; $4.00 outside the ...
Conference of Western Wayne

Shared Services since 1979 - The Conference of Western Wayne (CWW) is a consortium of 18 western Wayne County communities which meet monthly to discuss issues such as legislation, transportation, public safety, substance abuse prevention, community and economic development, employment and the environmental health of the region. The CWW Board of Directors is made up of ...
Blue Water Area Transportation Authority

Shared Services since 1976 - The Blue Water Area Transit (BWAT) system provides regularly-scheduled bus service to the City of Port Huron and Fort Gratiot Township, as well as a dial-a-ride service in Fort Gratiot, Burtchville, Marysville and Port Huron Townships six days a week. The public transit system is operated by the Blue Water ...
Plymouth Community Council on Aging

Public/Private Partnership since 1976 - The Plymouth Community Council on Aging (P.C.C.A.) is a nonprofit corporation organized to coordinate programs, public and private, which promote and safeguard the independence and well being of senior citizens of the greater Plymouth community. There is a $6/year fee attached to individual membership, but the fee includes a number ...
Western Washtenaw Area Value Express (WAVE)

Public/Private Partnership since 1976 - The Western Washtenaw Area Value Express (WAVE) is a non-profit service organization that provides transit service to residents in and around the City of Chelsea, Village of Dexter, and Sylvan Township. WAVE operates a demand response service, a special trip bus, and a fixed route service that links the City ...
Ann Arbor Transportation Authority

Shared Services since 1969 - The AATA, a not-for-profit unit of government, operates the local public transit system for the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area. AATA enables the area's residents to reach their destinations at reasonable cost, and offers the region efficient, environmentally sound transportation alternatives. In addition to commuter services, the AATA continues to meet ...
Bulk Fuel Purchase

Shared Services - Both the City of Plymouth and Plymouth Township use the bulk fuel pumps at the Plymouth-Canton Community School District bus yard to fuel their police and fire vehicles in addition to their DPW vehicles.

This bulk usage allows the school district to get a substantial discount on the volume purchase of ...
Contracting Non-Citizen Direct Services

Individual Community Effort - The City of Wixom contracts with a number of private firms and Oakland County for a number of non-direct citizen services necessary to the functions of the city. A few of these activities include:
  • Pavement crack repairs
  • All Water and Sewer services
  • Yard Waste Management
  • Assessing services
  • Engineering
  • Planning
  • Legal/Attorney Services
  • GIS
  • IT
  • Street Sweeping
  • All municipal lighting ...