State Rep. Greg Markkanen today announced the village of Ontonagon has been awarded a state grant to purchase a new fire truck.
The $227,995 grant will be used to help replace a fire department rescue truck.
“Our first responders work hard to protect our communities,” said Markkanen, of Hancock. “These state resources are going to be well spent making sure local firefighters have the tools they need to save lives.”
In total, $2.7 million is being awarded to 16 municipalities statewide through the Financially Distressed Cities, Villages and Townships (FDCVT) Grant Program. Municipalities can participate in the FDCVT Grant Program if they are experiencing one or more conditions indicative of “probable financial stress” as defined in state law. The grants fund specific projects, services or strategies – including infrastructure and public safety enhancements – that move a city, village or township toward financial stability.
Rep. Markkanen talks about the 63-foot spruce donated by the Fletcher family in Marenisco Township in his district that is making its way to the state Capitol to serve as Michigan’s official Christmas tree. The tree will arrive in Lansing Saturday and will be lit in ceremonies on November 19.
State Rep. Greg Markkanen today reiterated his call for an overhaul of the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency after new reports disclosed far wider ineptitude than once thought. The U.S. Department of Labor warned state jobless agencies in May 2020 about implementing overly lenient qualifications for pandemic unemployment assistance (PUA). According to one report, the department […]