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Michigan Counties, Cities & Villages Get State Money Help

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(WLNS) - Nearly $61 million dollars in state funds is being sent to counties, cities and villages hard hit by the tough winter.

 

For local counties:

  • Clinton County got about $232,000
  • Eaton County will see almost $500,000
  • Ingham County received almost $800,000
  • Jackson County got more than $600,000.

For cities in mid-Michigan:

  • East Lansing received over $160,000
  • Lansing got just over $500,000
  • Jackson received about $150,000.

 

"These funds are badly needed by counties, cities and villages to compensate for the extraordinarily high costs of plowing, salting and filling potholes this past winter," said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle.

 

The $60.9 million is part of $100 million for special winter road maintenance provided in a supplemental appropriations bill enacted by the Michigan Legislature and signed into law March 14 by Gov. Rick Snyder.

How much a county, city or village receives in funding through Act 51 depends on several factors, including road mileage and population.

Counties, cities and villages receiving portions of the $60.9 million must use the money for winter maintenance costs, and not for things such as administration, overhead or other indirect costs.  

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