Houghton Lake enters into privatization arrangement

HOUGHTON LAKE — Houghton Lake Community Schools hired D.M. Burr to manage its non-district custodians, according to the Roscommon County Herald. The contractors are expected to save the district $60,000 annually.

The district accepted concessions from its employees that included replacing two retiring custodians and one resigning custodian with contracted employees. The district had accepted bids for completely outsourcing the service earlier this year, according to the Herald.

Reference: "Firm will oversee HLCS's non-district custodial staff," Roscommon County Herald, July 20, 2008