Fact: These cost-savings estimates were thoughtfully arrived at based on different assumptions. The highest number was developed when the Township was still being recommended for consolidation. The $700,000 number included projected savings in service departments like public works. To avoid debating any service cuts, two Plante Moran studies arrived at the $500,000 figure as an absolute minimum estimate based solely on eliminating redundant municipal overhead. As to "trust," a better question might be: How can we continue to rely on a system of government that's wasting a half-million of our tax dollars... every year?!?