Fire department merger talks reopen

Fire chief is calling for a feasibility study looking into the pros and cons of such a move

GRAND TRAVERSE, Mich. — The debate is reheating as the long talked about idea to merge the Grand Traverse Metro and Traverse City Fire Departments takes another step.

The Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department chief, Pat Parker, is proposing a feasibility study to look into the pro's and con's of a possible merger between Metro and City fire departments.

Metro sent an application for Governor Snyder's Economic Vitality Incentive program. Grant money that helps fund similar studies.

Full story: Traverse City and Metro Fire Departments inch closer to a merge                

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