Cities continue to talk about consolidated services


Staff Writer

IRON MOUNTAIN — The cities of Iron Mountain and Kingsford are continuing to discuss consolidating services of police and fire but didn’t get any closer to a decision on how to accomplish that during Tuesday’s meeting.

Representatives from the two councils, city managers and police and fire officials attended the Consolidated Services Committee meeting held at Iron Mountain City Hall. Meetings between the two cities have been ongoing since the idea was first broached three years ago, officials noted.

More realistic numbers were presented by the city managers on costs than were previously released at an Iron Mountain City Council meeting April 1 by Iron Mountain Mayor Bruce Rosen.

These new figures took retirement costs out of the picture. They concentrated on the current budgets and wages and benefits for the two services as well as the breakdown for each city using the two scenarios – a combined public safety department and a separate police and fire department.

For more details, see Wednesday’s Daily News