Belle River Park nature trail is now open for public use.

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2013 Dashboard and Citizens Guide

2013 Municipal Financial Summary City of Memp

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City of Memphis Title VI Plan_ FINAL 3.1.13

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Hardship Applications

City of Memphis Hardship Application

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City of Memphis – 2012 Fiscal Dashboard

Michigan’s dashboards were proposed by Governor Rick Snyder to provide citizens with a quick assessment of the city’s performance in five key areas that affect you and your family: economic strength; health and education; value for money government; quality of life; and public safety. To view the City of Memphis Dashboard, click on the thumbnail attachment below.

Unfortunatly, due to some larger roadway projects, the numbers appear to paint our “Expenditures per capita” and “Fund Balance as % of Annual GF Expenditures” as a negative in the current year.  This is somewhat misleading factor, as it has been City policy to save for roadway projects over a number of years and then spend them in a single year on street project.  If further clarification on this document is needed, feel free to contact the City offices and request a call from the Mayor or a City Councilman who can better explain the particular factors that have impacted this report.

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Citizen’s Guide to City Finances

For far too long the true state of Michigan’s financial picture has been hidden by complex budget documents indecipherable to the average resident. One-time budget gimmicks and other accounting tricks have further masked the state’s dire financial situation, allowing tough decisions to be pushed off into the future.

Gov. Snyder is working to change that by providing a citizen’s guide to Michigan’s financial health. This guide is a plain-English, easy-to-understand look at Michigan’s financial situation and the challenges ahead.

Governor Snyder encourages local units of government to follow the state’s lead and make financial information more transparent and accessible to residents by using the same tools used to create the Citizen’s Guide to Michigan’s Financial Health.

These tools are fully customizable so each municipality may include special revenue funds specific to a local government and then generate easily understandable charts and graphs to create a report. These tools also allow municipalities to see how spending and revenue stacks up against other local units of government and the state.

The City of Memphis, in cooperation with the State of Michigan is publishing these simple to understand graphs and charts to help the citizens of this city to better understand the financial roadblocks and successes.  If any citizen has questions, they are welcome to call the City Offices and request a call from the Mayor or a City Councilperson who can better explain the documents.

The following four documents are the current “State of the City” in four categories: Financial Position, Income, Expenses, and Long Term Liabilities/Obligations.  The documents show our change over the past several years to let the citizens know how their tax dollars have been managed.

Citizens Guide 2012 Expenditures

Citizens Guide 2012 FINANCIAL POSITION

Citizens Guide 2012 Obligations

Citizens Guide 2012 Revenue

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Memphis Lions Club – New Website

The Memphis Lions Club has a new website for Lions information.  There is a link to the right on this page as well as it can be reached at

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2012-2013 Budget

I wanted to thank the city clerk/treasurer, the city council, and the department heads for the professional job done on our budget for 2012/2013. These very challenging financial times have really shown the commitment to the city that our employees and council have. Thanks again everyone!

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City of Memphis, Michigan Community Communication, Cooperation, Collaboration, Consolidation Plan

Public Act 63 of 2011, introduced the Economic Vitality Incentive Program.  Each city, village, or township that received a FY 2010 statutory payment greater than $4,500 and fulfills the specific requirements for all of the three categories will be eligible to receive a maximum of 67.837363% of its FY 2010 total statutory payment (rounded to the nearest dollar).  An eligible city, village, or township will receive 1/3 of the maximum amount for each of the three categories they fulfill the specific requirements for.  The three categories are Accountability and Transparency, Consolidation of Services, and Employee Compensation.  Each eligible city, village, or township must submit the certification form and required attachments for each category to qualify for payment.

The City of Memphis assembled a task force to develop a Communication, Cooperation, Collaboration, and Consolidation plan to suggest ways to improve the various ways government, private business and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) interconnect formally and informally to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes; relate those to the greater Memphis region; and suggest actions to retain, amplify, add or discontinue any.

This document can be viewed here: City of Memphis Shared Svcs Plan

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City Complaint Policy

On October 18th, 2011, the Memphis City Council unanaomously approved a new Complaint Policy for the city. 

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to the city council, mayor, city staff and citizens of Memphis for processing and filing complaints.The City strives to maintain quality of services, improve relationships between City employees, City Council members, Mayor and the citizens. It is the policy of the City to accept, investigate, and resolve complaints. When appropriate, effective action will be taken to address and correct the complaint.

From now on, all complaints require for the complainant to fill the attached Complaint Policy and form.  The Complaint Policy form must include a description of the complaint and be signed and dated by the individual filing the complaint. The City clerk, a councilperson, or mayor must also sign and date the complaint form. The person following up on the complaint and the date of follow up should also be included.

Complaints will be unsubstantiated if a formal complaint form is not completely filled out and signed. Unsubstantiated complaints will warrant no action by the Mayor, Council or staff.

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