The city of Allen Park has a $2.6 million budget deficit this year and doesn't know how to pay for it. According to a lawyer representing the fire department, the city owes $26 million to the pension fund, has no money to pay sick pay for retirees, and has had a 2: 2 ratio of its pension funds to its general fund for years. He denied that this was the reason why the fire brigade refused to renegotiate the current agreement, which expires in June 2013.
It has been calculated that the city will be in this mess for 28 years, ultimately costing taxpayers more than $100 million. She will repay the millions of dollars in bonds she sold to buy the property, but will she be able to pay all of that in the long run?
Sisko, who is now a member of the City Council, urged the city to ask the state to send a review team under Act 4. The city is still struggling with the SEC, and after determining that an emergency financial manager was needed to deal with the financial crisis, the review teams recommended that the governor appoint an unelected official who has a free hand in managing the cities, including the ability to sign union contracts. After the state review team recommended an "emergency financial manager" to the city under Public Law 72, Governor Rick Snyder appointed Joyce Parker as the new financial manager. An emergency manager has been appointed to help deal with the doubling of the city's debt caused by the deal.
Firefighters and police officers can retire at 52 and receive benefits such as health insurance, pensions, health care and retirement benefits.
The workers at Allen Park are represented by three unions, including police and fire department representatives. Councillors were particularly dismayed when police officers and firefighters representing more than 1,000 staff at the city's police department refused to renew their contract. Firefighters said they had to give up $2.8 million in concessions because the city council and city employees and city employees failed to meet minimum staffing requirements under the contracts. Even the city employees realized something was wrong, but they were too intimidated to speak out, he told the group.
If the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) and the FBI can determine who went in, I don't think we'll ever know. They may have stars in their eyes, but if they can't, I don't know what to think.
The problem at Allen Park is less the result of falling property values or lower government revenues. Rather, it is a loss of confidence and trust that not even the city's new leadership will be able to fix the current financial mess.
The Michigan Air Line Trail stretches for nearly 6 miles and the Island of Lake Connector Trail allows you to connect to Iceland in the Lake Recreation Area. Lake Erie Metropark offers world-class parks, hiking trails and a variety of outdoor activities for children, adults and families.
The Russell Street - Patterson Street Trail connects two streets along a former railway corridor in Tecumseh. In urban Macomb County, the Metro Parkway Trail (also known as Freedom Trail) runs parallel to the Detroit Riverfront Trail and the Michigan State University campus.
The Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail follows the river through the city of Canton, which lies between the urban centers of Ann Arbor and Detroit. The Island Lake Pathway runs through a densely wooded landscape on the shores of Lake Huron in Kent County, south of the Detroit River.
Today, Allen Park is the 68th largest city in the state of Michigan and one of the cities known as Downriver. It was named after Allen Allen Allen, the first mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, who owned the land that would later become the village of Allen Park and Melvindale.
Compared to its neighboring cities, Allen Park is considered to be upper middle class, and the city's construction companies acknowledge that fact. Unemployment and income tax are below the national average, education in this city has attracted many new residents who move in and the education of its residents.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the hospital took place on April 20, 2010 at Allen Park Civic Center, just weeks before the new hospital opened. The building will move to Allen Park in time for the official opening in autumn 2011. Although the Paint Creek Trail is Michigan's oldest non-motorized railroad track, it occasionally looks as young as ever - thanks to elevators and renovations.
One tournament, the Motor City Open, is staged at the Thunderbowl, while the other six, including the Michigan State Cup, the Michigan Open and the Detroit Auto Show, are all held at the Thunderbowl. This unique event will see the same area contested in two separate contests, one in Allen Park and another in Grand Rapids, Mich.