The is still an on going endeavor between the Township of Ypsilanti and the City of Ypsilanti to contract the service of the Township Fire Marshal on an as needed basis in 2014 until the City fills their Fire Marshal position. The amount of revenue was much less than first anticipated and has been adjusted to $2,000.
The Charter Township of Ypsilanti proposes to contract Fire Marshal services to the City of Ypsilanti on a temporary basis of no more than 90 dyas or until the City establishes a Fire Marshal promotional list.
The savings to the Township is the revenue we will be receiving for Fire Marshal services. The added $10,000 revenue will go towards the Fire Fund operations and offset expenditures for the Fire Marshal.
The City of Ypsilanti faces a number of barriers with regards to contracting temporary fire marshal services with the Ypsilanti Township. First, the City is currently in the middle of difficult fire contract negotiations with the firefighters' union and the differences are proving to be difficult to resolve. Secondly, the Civil Service Commission has claimed jurisdiction over the hiring of the Fire Marshal and has stated they will not approve any contracts without agreement from both the City Administration and the firefighters' union. The City of Ypsilanti will be unable to contract with Ypsilanti Township for Fire Marshal services until these barriers are overcome.
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