From Steven Kaplan, West Bloomfield Township Trustee:
I am writing to commend the West Bloomfield Township Supervisor Michele Economou Ureste and the township’s budget director, Shellye Dade, for their efforts in producing the township’s 2012 proposed budgets.
These reports were produced far earlier than the December deadline. The budget process is intricate and cumbersome, and is particularly difficult in light of declining revenues for municipalities.
Supervisor Ureste and Budget Director Dade worked diligently and capably in preparing these budget reports. They overcame an unexpected obstacle — namely, several computer hardware malfunctions. The preparation of these budgets had to take into account the recent concessions made by the township’s seven employee union groups. The community is well served when the annual budget process is conducted in an accurate and efficient manner.