City of St Johns, Michigan — Mint Festival City
(989) 224-8944 — http://ci.saint-johns.mi.us
CITY OF ST. JOHNS DASHBOARD
Governor Rick Snyder delivered a special message on March 21, 2011 proposing the elimination of statutory revenue sharing and created a program called the Economic Vitality Incentive Program. The total funding for EVIP is approximately two thirds of what a community received under the former statutory revenue sharing. Government entities may receive funding as part of this new incentive system by providing transparency and information. Below are statistics regarding fiscal stability, public safety, economic strength and quality of life for the community of St. Johns that will be forwarded to the Michigan Department of Treasury. In addition, please read through the 2012 Citizen's Guide and and 2012 Citizen's Guide Spreadsheets for an in-depth account of how the City of St. Johns spends your money. Also, new this year is the Projected Budget Report that includes the City's debt service requirements.
The Governor will also require that cities, villages and townships produce a plan to increase existing levels of cooperation, collaboration and consolidation within their jurisdiction or with other jurisdictions to implement potential cost savings. By working together and sharing resources, municipalities will be able to save money and continue to provide vital services to their communities. Please read through our Cooperation, Collaboration & Consolidation Plan that lists the cooperation the City of St. Johns has with other jurisdictions as well as ideas for future cooperation.
The third portion for EVIP has to do with employee benefits and requirements by the State. Please read through our Employee Compensation Requirements. This third portion was due by May 1, 2012. On April 26, 2012 the Legislature passed a bill that extended the deadline until June 1, 2012 and added another option for local governments to comply only with the health care portion (and not the retirement plan portions). At that time, the City had already submitted the requirements that were due by May 1st.
For more information regarding the Dashboard program, please visit www.michigan.gov/midashboard.