The report looks at several measures of the community and compares Pentwater Township outside of the village to several peer townships. It describes a budget exercise that identified how revenues would be impacted by the change to cityhood and attempted to make sufficient expenditure reductions to maintain quality services and a balanced budget. It describes how several services would be affected and offers policy paths to maintaining those services through intergovernmental agreements with the new city. It looks at the annexation processes for villages and cities to assess how future aspirations to expand the village/city footprint could be helped or hindered by the proposed change. Finally, it describes the opportunity to dissolve the village to concentrate governance of Pentwater under a single unit of government.