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Public Budgeting in Small Municipalities

March 23, 2016 | Author: | Posted in public administration, social sciences

Public Budgeting in Small Municipalities


The intention and focal point of this study is to concentrate on small cities , villages and townships in Michigan which has 2 ,000 populations and under such as Addison , Barton Hills , Bear Lake , Mackinaw City , Le Roy , Omer , Sanford , and Lincoln . It also scrutinizes the level of experience for small town elected officials and bureaucrats in budgeting . Furthermore , it investigated the conflict amongst elected officials and bureaucrats in the mentioned cities or villages . There are 175 small towns and villages in Michigan which has fewer [banner_entry_middle]

than 1000 residents . Majority of the villages and cities in Michigan are combined and amalgamated below the home rule charters , even though there are a little amount of population that were combined prior to the Home Rule Act was passed and legislated in 1909 and continuous operation under a senior city charter which have been permitted and approved by the government or parliament . Moreover , under the present Michigan ‘s law they are instinctively and spontaneously took into consideration as home rule cities and can alter , adjust or modify their charters at any time as they decided . Townships in Michigan are constitutional units of government which denote that they have lone powers expressly given or objectively and justly suggested by the state law


The villages and cities in Michigan are conferred with home rule powers which mean that they can perform and accomplish almost everything which is not specifically forbidden and outlawed by law . The cities have better liberty to run HYPERLINK “http /encarta .msn .com /thesaurus_0 /sovereignly .html sovereignly and autonomously , but on the other hand , cities are furthermore required by law to achieve and accomplish a precise governmental position which denotes that cities usually necessitate a higher level of tax system or revenue to hold up and reinforce the upsurge responsibilities and commitments . Villages are not asked to give or impart similar level of services with the township . General Law and Charter are the two types of townships in Michigan . General Law townships characteristically do not present or propose things like a refuse hauling , sidewalk maintenance , street cleaning or other services made available in city except that tax payers precisely pass a gain or an assistance to cover the expenditure . Furthermore , general law townships do not uphold and keep up their own roads . County Road Commissions are lawfully and officially indebted to maintain townships road . Thus , it does not preclude the local residents from defining that they desire beyond the Road Commission can give fund shares of the road outline of the local budget . While in 1947 , the Charter township status was made by the state parliament and permits supplementary powers and rationalized administration . Charter townships which meet precise standard are also given better protection in contradiction of occupation by a village or state . Townships should be able to meet the population ‘s condition and prerequisite before they can have the charter standing (see List of cities , villages , and townships in Michigan Encyclopedia . AllExperts Addison

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