The Accreditation Program Manager for the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police is Ret. Chief Neal Rossow. “The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar Michigan law enforcement agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview agency members, and visit offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed. Once the assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status”, Neal Rossow stated.
Accreditation is valid for a three-year period during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.
The MACP, through its Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, is the legitimate authority and accreditation agency in the state of Michigan. For more information regarding the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, please write the Commission at: MACP, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 3474 Alaiedon Pkwy, Suite 600, Okemos, MI 48864 or email at email@example.com.
Chief Jones (616) 866-9557
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2017-2018 Budget Presentation
Christine Bedford, City Clerk
Persons with special needs, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, should contact the City Clerk at 866-1537 or the Michigan Relay Center TDD 1-800-649-3777 for accommodations.
Christine M. Bedford, City Clerk
You may notice Water Department crews working at fire hydrants and see water running down the street. Your first thought may be that we are ignoring our own philosophy of conserving water. Normally in the spring, we flush water lines through the use of fire hydrants, which is an important preventive maintenance activity. Although it may appear to waste water, the process is part of a routine maintenance program necessary to maintain the integrity of the water system allowing us to continue to deliver the highest quality water possible to our customers.
As a result of the line flushing process, residents in the immediate vicinity of the work may experience temporary discoloration of their water. This discoloration consists primarily of harmless silt and air and does not affect the safety of the water. If you experience discoloration in your water after crews have been flushing in your neighborhood, clear the pipes in your home by running all water faucets for a few minutes. The same philosophy of water line preventive maintenance is one that you should use in your own home to ensure the quality of water inside your home. Your home’s water heater should be drained and flushed on a regular basis, according to manufacturers’ recommendations, to keep it working effectively and efficiently.
A: The city’s water distribution system is a complex network of pipes and storage reservoirs where sediment or deposits may naturally accumulate over time. If not removed, these materials may cause water quality deterioration, taste and odor problems, or discoloration of the water. Water may also stagnate in lesser used parts of the distribution system. This can result in degraded water quality.
If the tap water is used during flushing, it could come out full of sediment and discoloration. If you encounter discolored water, shut the water off and wait several minutes. After waiting, check the clarity by running cold water for a few minutes allowing new water to work its way into your pipes. If not, wait a few more minutes and check again. In some cases, you may experience slight discoloration for a few hours. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water; it does not affect the taste or water quality.
Why does the water look funny after hydrant flushing?
When a hydrant is opened, there will always be temporary incidences of discolored water
containing fine sediment particles. There is no health hazard associated with discolored water.
Allow a few hours for discoloration to dissipate. To verify the water has settled, allow your cold water tap to run a few minutes. If the discoloration persists for more than twenty-four (24) hours, please contact The City of Rockford at (616) 866-1537
For the past two years studies have been conducted of the city water and sewer pipes along with the major and local streets. A 10 year plan to address the aging infrastructure was presented to the city council at three different work sessions earlier this year. City staff has recommended a plan that blends annual funding along with long term bonding to accomplish the goals of the 10 year plan. In order to fund the plan an increase in the current property tax millage is anticipated. The current 10.9 mills levied on city property owners are expected to rise to 12.9 mills. Because of the rise in the millage rate an additional public hearing will take place on May 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm when a more detailed explanation of the 2017/2018 budget will occur.
City staff has responded to the infrastructure studies completed with a conservative approach for the funding. It is within the statutory authority provided by the City Charter for the City Council to set the property tax rate necessary to fund the budget each year.