December 11, 2014

Kivela Announces State Money to Help with Last Winter's Deep Freeze

Hard-hit communities will see help to mitigate deep freeze effects

LANSING - State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) announced today that Gov. Rick Snyder will release funds to some of the 109th District’s communities to help recover from last winter’s devastating deep freeze. The district will receive more than $620,000, which will be shared among Marquette, Ishpeming, Negaunee, Newberry, Marquette Township and Republic Township.

“Last winter’s historic cold temperatures left local governments using everything in their arsenal from mandated `let water run’ orders, to private contractors to help thaw water mains and reallocating public workers to get water flowing into homes and businesses,” said Kivela. “It was a great effort that was costly and time-consuming, and these funds will help our communities still dealing with the effects of the deep freeze.”

Kivela and other Upper Peninsula legislators initially asked for the state to declare a state of emergency in the U.P. in February, which was followed by Gov. Snyder’s declaring a state of emergency in April. That declaration made some resources available to allow water service to be restored to residents who had gone without water for some time.

“These funds will be a significant help to our communities as they try to prepare for the cold weather that is yet to come this winter,” said Kivela.

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Kivela Works to Strengthen Anti-Drug Laws in Michigan

Lawmaker combats the production and distribution of methamphetamine

July 22, 2014

Rep. Kivela Applauds Investment of More than $6M into District 109

Money will be spent for vital repairs; funding still needed statewide

April 14, 2014

Kivela Announces Office Hours in Manistique

Lawmaker to hold meetings with constituents


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