(WXYZ-Grosse Pointe Shores) - Residents in Grosse Pointe Shores got the chance to learn more about what “moving to Macomb” would mean for them at a town hall meeting Thursday night.
City leaders have been researching how such a move would affect services. City councilman and mayor pro tem Dan Schulte hosted the meeting to update residents one what they learned.
Grosse Pointe Shores has the option of becoming 100% part of Macomb County because it is on the border. Part of the city is in Macomb and part in Wayne County. State law allows communities split by a border to choose to become part of one county.
Schulte says he has heard some concerns. He wanted to let people know that legal advisors said such a move probably won’t affect schools.
It is estimated that becoming part of Macomb County could save residents in the Wayne County part of Grosse Pointe Shores about $440 in property taxes for every $100,000 worth of property they have. It could also save them on insurance premiums.
Schulte says he expects the issue to be put before voters sometime in the near future.
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