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Tributes and Congratulatory Notes
Looking for a unique way to commemorate a special occasion for a co-worker, friend or family member? My office is pleased to offer legislative tributes in honor of a number of noteworthy events such as retirement, anniversaries of businesses in our community, awards and public recognitions. To request an official state of
As House Republican Leader, I frequently receive invitations to legislative conferences and events. Please know my priority is you. If you plan to visit
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Mancelona Economic Development
Legislation allowing a potential biomass power plant in Mancelona to qualify for a property tax abatement was passed by the Senate and House late Thursday night and is now on its way to the governor for final consideration.
Senate Bill 126, sponsored by Sen. Jason Allen,
“Renewable energy is important for
Rep. Kevin Elsenheimer, R-Kewadin, helped move the bill through the House and said the bill will give local communities like Mancelona the authority to issue local tax abatements for the project.
“Local governments can develop the economic growth projects that fit their communities if they have the tools available,” Elsenheimer said. “Making this bill into law removes one of the hurdles standing in the way of the
State Rep. Kevin Elsenheimer, R-Bellaire, will be available at office hours on Jan. 4 to speak with area residents of Charlevoix and Antrim counties.
“I want to hear residents’ thoughts and concerns about their state government,” Elsenheimer said. “The more people tell me, the better job I can do representing the needs and issues facing northern
He will be at Darlene’s Restaurant, corner of
Residents unable to attend can contact Elsenheimer’s
Asian Carp Update
The Michigan House requested a federal call to arms against the threat of Asian carp entering the
Last week, House Resolution 186 was passed by the Michigan House Committee on
"The Asian carp is perhaps the largest threat to the
“I’m encouraged that the importance of stopping these fish from reaching
Asian carp have been detected within eight miles of
HR 186 will now be sent to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, members of the
The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters who purchase applications for the inaugural Pure Michigan Hunt in 2010 - which are on sale through Dec. 31 - that hunting rights won in the drawing are not transferable.
People who purchase applications for other hunters as gifts must use the gift recipient's identification to make sure that recipient is awarded the hunting rights.
The Pure Michigan Hunt is a drawing that allows three lucky applicants to participate in every restricted-access hunt available - elk, bear, spring and fall wild turkey and antlerless deer. In addition, those chosen in the lottery will get the first pick of hunting zone on a managed waterfowl area reserved hunt.
Applicants selected for the Pure Michigan Hunt will not lose any preference points or weighted advantages for future limited-access hunts. And hunters who are ineligible to apply for elk licenses because of past success may participate in the Pure Michigan Hunt.
Applications cost $4 and individuals may enter as often as they like. Anyone who is 12 years old or older may participate, as long as their hunting privileges have not been suspended by the courts.
For more information, visit the
EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson is looking for a few good projects to fulfill the goals of President Barack Obama’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The request for proposals (RFP) released by EPA invites partner agencies, stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and other eligible organizations working on Great Lakes restoration to present EPA with ideas and projects to protect and restore the Great Lakes.
The RFP is available online at http://epa.gov/greatlakes/fund/2010rfp01.
President Obama has made restoring the
Proposals should focus on projects in the five priority areas the Task Force has identified as vital for restoring the
Toxic substances and areas of concern
Near-shore health and non-point source pollution
Habitat and wildlife protection
Accountability, education, monitoring, evaluation, communication and partnerships.
The Department of Natural Resources will hold a free snowmobile safety instructor workshop on Saturday, Jan. 30, from to at the
The workshop will provide an opportunity for experienced snowmobilers who have an interest in becoming a volunteer snowmobile safety instructor to receive their certificates enabling them to teach Michigans Snowmobile Safety Education Course.
Increasing the number of instructors will allow for more snowmobile safety courses to be offered. Class size will be limited to 25 students and filled on a first come, first served basis. Those interested must meet the following requirements:
-must not possess a criminal record
-must possess a valid drivers license
-must be 18 years of age or older
-must be knowledgeable of the rules and regulations that pertain to the operation of snowmobiles
-must have prior experience in the safe operation of snowmobiles
-must successfully complete the instructor certification training course and written exam
Individuals interested in participating in the workshop must register by the close of business on Wednesday, Jan. 2. To register, contact Cpl. John Morey at 989-619-3784 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. When registering, please provide your full name, complete mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address, if available. Attendance confirmation will be made prior to the workshop.