May 29, 2012 — The June 15th deadline for communities to apply for a 2012 shared service grant as part of the Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP) is fast approaching. Click this link from the State Treasury for more information. Note that all communities, whether EVIP eligible or not, can apply. Plus, we can provide no-cost help facilitating shared service arrangements among a group of communities.
Fire and EMS comparables
We’ve been working to improve the efficiency of fire and EMS services with a number of communities on the following list that indicates cost per capita for fire and EMS services. For example, the City of Warren was able to enhance cost recovery for transporting EMS patients to the hospital by $2.3 million, more than offsetting the incremental costs by almost 4:1. Plus, we’ve assisted several member communities, including Ferndale, Bloomfield Hills, and Oak Park evaluate their public safety departments (combined police and fire services). How does your community’s fire/EMS department stack-up?
SEMCOG member communities can contact Dave Boerger for more information or no-cost assistance regarding these topics
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