Rep. Chatfield announces summer office hour schedule

State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents to join him during local office hours for the months of July and August. The schedule for office hours is as follows: Wednesday, July 25 10 to 11 a.m. at the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce, 124 N. Main St. in Cheboygan. Friday, August 10 8:30 to 9:30 a.m….

Northern Michigan representatives unveil additional protections for Great Lakes

Plan improves pipeline safety, increases accountability Three northern Michigan representatives have introduced a plan to better protect the Great Lakes by strengthening pipeline safety standards in the Straits of Mackinac. State Reps. Lee Chatfield, Sue Allor and Triston Cole said the comprehensive plan ensures vessels and utility companies operating in the Straits are accountable to…

Rep. Chatfield announces funding for Great Lakes Center for the Arts

Funding included in new state budget   State Rep. Lee Chatfield today announced the state budget approved by the Legislature will fund construction at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor. Rep. Chatfield, of Levering, said the budget includes $1 million to fund the completion of the project. Rep. Chatfield said the…

Rep. Chatfield announces emergency rule mandating no-anchor zone in Straits

New state rule helps protect Michigan’s residents, environment State Rep. Lee Chatfield today announced the state has implemented an emergency rule immediately prohibiting anchoring in the Straits of Mackinac to prevent damage to pipeline infrastructure. “Anchor strikes in the Straits of Mackinac represent a clear and present danger to the people and natural resources of…

State Rep. Lee Chatfield recognized by LSSU Board of Trustees

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. The Lake Superior State University Board of Trustees recognized State Rep. Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) for his efforts in supporting necessary campus electrical grid upgrades during the May 11 public session board meeting. The electrical grid upgrade project is a multi-year, multi-phase project which includes two primary cable replacements and removal of…

Rep. Chatfield announces local office hours in May and June

State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents to join him during local office hours for the months of May and June. The schedule for office hours is as follows: Friday, May 11 1 to 2 p.m. at the Pure Country Family Restaurant, 11370 W. Main St. in Rudyard. Monday, June 25 10 to 11 a.m. at…

Rep. Chatfield: Investment in U.P. crucial to economic growth for region

Continued partnership encouraged between state, mining company State Rep. Lee Chatfield today testified in support of an advancing House resolution calling for Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.’s reinvestment into the Empire Mine in Richmond Township. Following Chatfield’s comments, HR 303 was approved by the House Commerce and Trade Committee and in a full House vote. The mine ceased…