Fiscal crunch forces city, township officials to look at safety services

Jul 19, 2009 Full story: Hometown Life

Facing declining property tax collections and what will likely be continuing state revenue cuts, Plymouth and Plymouth Township officials are looking for savings in the way they deliver police and fire protection and emergency medical service.

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Muskegon, MI

#1 Jul 19, 2009
Maybe cut back on the township officials to save some money. I would think the 500 or so people who needed ALS are happy to have firefighters and medics staffed 24/7.
Paul Kersey

Troy, MI

#2 Jul 20, 2009
When you call 911 in Plymouth, you can hear the sirens coming to your aid before getting off the phone. That is a good thing, a very secure feeling. There are times where they are over zealous. I've been harassed a few times, even had a car follow me home while jogging or biking. I also know of a 14-year-old boy that peed in a bush on the way home from school one day. The officer didn't see anything except the kid coming and going from the bush, but the kid admitted what he did. It meant a big court date for him and a juvenile record, fine, and community service. Meanwhile, drug sales don't get busted. There must be a way to re prioritize things and save some money.

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