GARDEN CITY — Trying to avoid a general-fund subsidy,
Garden City contracted its building department, according to city officials.
The city's building department issues permits for all
new residential and commercial construction projects in its jurisdiction. Fees
for permitting are used to defray the costs, but the department still needs
$100,000 from the city's general fund to operate, according to the Garden City
The city also issued a request for proposals to
administer its Community Development Block Grant program. Work the city requires
would include monitoring projects and working with Wayne County in preparing
grant application materials, vouchers and activity reports.
Reference: "Reorganization, privatization: Council
looks to save money," Garden City Observer, Feb. 19, 2009