Rep. Griffin’s business monitoring system bill gets House approval

A bill introduced by state Rep. Beth Griffin related to business monitoring systems passed the Michigan House of Representatives today. Permits for business monitoring systems would be exempted if a registered provider or licensed alarm system contractor performs the work and the system is less than 50 volts. The work could include installation or maintenance…

House OKs Rep. Hoitenga bill cutting government regulation

A bill introduced by state Rep. Michele Hoitenga related to business monitoring systems passed the Michigan House of Representatives today. Hoitenga’s bill would prohibit local ordinances from requiring a permit for business surveillance systems if a registered provider or licensed system contractor performs the work and the system is less than 50 volts. The work…

Rep. VerHeulen announces local park, trail developments

Legislator votes to approve list of state projects State Rep. Rob VerHeulen today announced that two resource protection and public recreation projects in Kent County have been approved by the Michigan House. VerHeulen, of Walker, said the local projects will use $489,400 in a combination of Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and matching local money….

Rep. Miller announces two local recreational trail projects

Legislator joins colleagues in approving funding bill State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced funding for two local trail projects were included in a bill approved by the Michigan House for recreation projects and land acquisition. Miller, of Sturgis, said the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund uses dedicated money for such projects to fund development of…

Rep. Lucido votes for funds to build local leg of Iron Belle Trail

State Rep. Peter Lucido today joined his House colleagues in approving Natural Resource Trust Fund money, which includes funding to construct a portion of a statewide trail through Shelby Township. Lucido, of Shelby Township, said development of the trail will cost $663,600 in a combination of Trust Fund and local money, and will take hikers…

Rep. Lower applauds House passage of veterans park funding

State Rep. James Lower today hailed House approval of Natural Resource Trust Fund money, which included a plan to develop a veteran’s memorial park in Stanton. Lower, of Cedar Lake, said the park, in addition to honoring the area’s military veterans, will also serve as a trailhead for the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail. Improvements paid…

Rep. Leutheuser votes for natural resources projects

Angel Cove Park is one of the developments State Rep. Eric Leutheuser today applauded House passage of funds to pay for park improvements and land acquisition across the state, including the expansion of Angel Cove Park along the Coldwater River. Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, said the $114,000 combination of state and Natural Resources Trust Fund money…

Rep. Lilly votes to fund recreation projects in Michigan

List includes five local development State Rep. Jim Lilly today joined his Michigan House colleagues in voting for legislation to fund dozens of recreational projects and land acquisitions, including five in communities he serves. Lilly, of Park Township, said the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund uses dedicated money for such projects to fund development of…

Rep. LaSata votes for bill to fund local recreation projects

State Rep. Kim LaSata voted today on a bill that funds recreational projects throughout the state including two local developments. LaSata, of Bainbridge Township, said the Natural Resources Trust Fund developments will use dedicated money for such recreational projects to fund parks, trailheads and buy land across Michigan. One local project involves the Watervliet City…

Rep. Howell announces Goodland Park funding

Legislator joins colleagues in approving recreation bill State Rep. Gary Howell today joined his House colleagues in voting for a bill to fund land acquisition and park improvements across the state, including a land purchase for Goodland Township Park. Howell, of North Branch, said the Natural Resources Trust Fund land buy will use dedicated money…

Rep. Griffin, House approve local recreational projects

Development, land acquisitions now go to Governor State Rep. Beth Griffin today voted in favor of Natural Resources Trust Fund projects involving recreational developments and land acquisition to highlight the natural beauty of Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties. Griffin, of Mattawan, said she is looking forward to the four projects planned in the communities she…