REP. FREDERICK SUPPORTS ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR ROAD REPAIRS THIS SUMMER
Plan includes money specifically for Shiawassee and Saginaw counties
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Roads in Shiawassee and Saginaw counties would benefit from legislation approved today by Rep. Ben Frederick and the Michigan House.
The legislation would provide an additional $175 million for road work across Michigan as early as this summer.
“I hear it loud and clear wherever I go – improving our roads is top priority for residents,” said Frederick, of Owosso. “The potholes have grown even larger this winter and people are tired of dodging them. Money is available to boost road repairs now. We should take advantage of it.”
In addition to state projects, the bill includes money for county, city and village roads throughout Michigan. Estimated local allocations include Shiawassee County ($574,139) and Saginaw County ($1.36 million); the cities of Corunna ($26,156), Durand ($24,592), Laingsburg ($11,295), Ovid ($12,176), Owosso ($109,109) and Perry ($14,859); and the villages of Bancroft ($5,762), Byron ($5,705), Chesaning ($20,717), Lennon ($4,305), Merrill ($6,822), Morrice ($8,495), New Lothrop ($5,301), Oakley ($3,757) and Vernon ($7,232).
The money is left over from a previous state government budget cycle and is already available, meaning no budget cuts or additional fees or taxes are required for the investment. The money included in the bill approved today comes in addition to previous changes providing more funding for road and bridge projects across the state.
House Bill 4321 advances to the Senate for further consideration.
OTHER LOCAL SITES TO SEE:
3rd: Human Traffficking Community Meeting: Durand First United Methodist Church, 1-3pm
7th: Daddy/Daughter Dance: McCurdy Park Community Center, 6-8pm
10th: Shiawassee Home Show: Owosso High School
10th: Durand Band Boosters Dueling Pianos Fundraiser: VFW Reed-Raymond Post #2272 (Durand), 6pm
WEDNESDAY THREAT FORCES PERRY HIGH SCHOOL INTO SECURE MODE, STUDENT REMOVED
Formal Complaint To Be Forwarded To Shiawassee Co. Prosecutor's Office
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On Wednesday afternoon, Superintendent of Perry Schools, Mike Foster, informed parents of a "secure mode" lockdown that occurred at the high school on Wednesday morning after students reported to administrators that a fellow student had threatened to "shoot up the school."
The letter from Foster indicates that student was removed from class immediately and searched for weapons. The student's parents were called, as was the Perry Police Department, and the student was ultimately removed from the school.
Foster said a formal complaint is being forwarded to the Shiawassee County Prosecutor's Office via the Perry Police Department.