By Tom Kramer
The Village Board in Onekama could show its support for consolidation this week. The board will hear a report from the disincorporation committee outlining the pros and cons of consolidation at its meeting Wednesday night.
Bob Blackmore is Village President. He says Wednesday's vote of the board will be whether or not to accept the findings of the disincorporation committee.
Blackmore says the question of consolidation is already slated for a vote this summer, "It goes on the ballot regardless, because the residents signed a petition. That puts it on the ballot."
That ballot proposal will be decided on August 7th.
Blackmore says because Onekama would be the first village in Michigan to disincorporate and become part of its surrounding township, there is quite a bit of interest in what's going on.
Blackmore says, "There are a lot of people watching the process. Not just Michigan, but throughout the country that are, every once in a while will call and ask how we're doing and stuff like that. So there's a lot of people watching."