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.
State Rep. Greg Markkanen today joined the Michigan House in approving an expanded plan to support law enforcement and public safety personnel and help them better protect the people they serve.
State Rep. Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer withdrew a federal lawsuit against Enbridge. The lawsuit sought to revoke a 1953 easement agreement allowing for the Line 5 pipeline to exist. A separate lawsuit in state court still is attempting to shut down Line 5: “This was a […]