Mount Pleasant trustees Monday narrowly approved reopening discussions with Sturtevant in an attempt to save $113,000 in South Shore Fire Department overtime expenses through the end of the year.
With a 4-3 vote, the Village Board directed Village President Carolyn Milkie to approach Sturtevant officials about reducing staffing at the Sturtevant station from six to five per shift. Doing so could save $113,000 in overtime. The amount is not insignificant when the department is looking at being $300,000 over budget in its overtime account.
Options presented by South Shore Fire Chief William Bouma included:
- Funding the department as it is;
- Closing Station