Village of Kalkaska Reviews Possible Changes to Department Spending

The village of Kalkaska is reviewing changes to their purchasing rules that would loosen department spending rules.

Wednesday night, the Ordinance Review Committee in Kalkaska met to go over the village’s purchasing policy.

Some of the changes include increasing the spending limit for department heads from $1,500 to $2,500, and they would need village manager approval for purchases between $2,500 and $7,500.

The village president says the spending limit increase would benefit department heads like at the Wastewater Treatment Plant where they make expensive purchases often.

“It’s worked so far, but we’re always looking to streamline government. I call it government at the speed of business, trying to eliminate as many processes in between while still maintaining control in ethics,” explains village president Jeff Sieting.

The committee will review changes once again before passing it along to the village council at their next meeting.