DEARBORN HEIGHTS — Officials from Dearborn Heights and Garden City met on Monday to discuss the next step toward the possible merger of the cities’ fire departments.
While the proposed consolidation is in the information-gathering stage and details remain unclear, Dearborn Heights Mayor Dan Paletko said the discussions have been productive and that everything is still on schedule.
“So far everything is going well, and all the parties are working very well together. I think it has some real good possibilities,” said Paletko.
He said the two sides, which include Paletko and Garden City Mayor Randy Walker, as well as representatives from each fire department and the unions, initially met on May 31 to share information and to determine whether the idea of combining fire services was worth pursuing. He said everyone agreed that a decision should be made on whether the merger would work or not within 60 – 90 days. Read the Re