Senate approves budget bill containing funds for tornado damage cleanup
LANSING — The Michigan Senate today approved legislation that will provide funds for the Monroe and Dundee areas to help clean up the damage caused by the recent storms and tornadoes, said Sen. Randy Richardville.
“The tornadoes that swept through Monroe County damaged homes and businesses causing thousands of dollars worth of damage,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “The funds will be useful in helping Monroe County repair the costly damage.”
Richardville amended Senate Bill 797 to include funds for the tornado cleanup effort.
Monroe County municipalities petitioned the state for disaster assistance. The Michigan Department of State Police found five municipalities could receive funding, including:
- Dundee Township, $30,000;
- Village of Dundee, $30,000;
- Village of Estral Beach, $14,627;
- Frenchtown Charter Township, $30,000; and
- Monroe County, $30,000.
“I encourage the state House and the administration to act quickly to help the communities who were hit hard by the tornadoes,” Richardville said. “State law permits communities to receive assistance under certain situations as long as the Legislature approves the appropriation.”
“I also want to express my appreciation to the many local officials in Dundee and Frenchtown Township, and Monroe County leaders like Bill Sisk and Dale Zorn, who have worked tirelessly for their communities. They are and keeping in close contact with me as we work through helping the people of Monroe County who were impacted by this disaster.”
The legislation has been sent to the state House for further consideration.
Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2010
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