Media Advisory: Green and Pavlov to host Bay City town hall on protecting Lake Huron from nuclear waste

LANSING—State Sens. Mike Green, R-Mayville, and Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, are inviting Bay and Thumb area residents in the 31st and 25th Senate districts to a public town hall on Monday, Oct. 6 in Bay City to discuss legislative and other efforts to protect Lake Huron from a proposed Canadian nuclear waste dump.

Who:

Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville;

Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township; and

Anyone interested in the topic.

What:

A public town hall meeting to inform residents about a Canadian nuclear waste dump proposal and plans by Michigan lawmakers to stop it.

Canadian officials propose to bury 7 million cubic feet of radioactive waste less than a mile from the shore of Lake Huron, directly across the lake from residents of the Bay and Thumb regions.

Green and Pavlov are leading an effort in Lansing to halt construction of the dump. Their legislation has passed the Michigan Senate unanimously and awaits action in the House of Representatives. More than 70 communities throughout the region have recently passed resolutions in support of the measures.

When:

Monday, Oct. 6

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where:

Pere Marquette Depot

1904 Room

1000 Adams St.

Bay City, MI 48708

 

For more information, contact Green’s office at 1-517-373-1777.

 

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Senate holds hearing on "lift bridge" funding legislation

LANSING—State Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, testified before the Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday on Senate Bill 281, his measure to establish the “Moveable Bridge Fund.”

“This is an issue I have been working on very closely with the Michigan Department of Transportation and Director Kirk Steudle since the beginning of my time here in the Michigan Senate,” Green said. “Director Steudle and I have studied several methods and we believe we have come up with the best possible solution.”

The Moveable Bridge Fund would be used to fund the operational costs of all publicly owned moveable bridges in the state.

There are currently 22 moveable bridges across the state, with nearly half being locally owned and the remainder being owned by MDOT. Under current law, the cost for operating and maintaining these movable bridges is the full responsibility of their owners; however, municipalities do not receive any additional funding above the amount for a standard stretch of road. Bay City has four such bridges, two owned by the state and two by the city.

SB 281 would amend the law to cover the operational costs. If passed in its current form, the legislation is estimated to save Bay City hundreds of thousands of dollars. State Rep. Charles Brunner, D-Bay City, and Bay City Commissioner Lynn Stamiris also testified in support of the bill.

“As you can well imagine, these bridges have costs and challenges far beyond that of a typical road,” Green said. “My legislation seeks to better compensate our local communities that have one of these structures within their boundaries.

“Bay City’s bridges benefit the entire region and state. By consolidating the operating costs of all these bridges, we will actually save taxpayer dollars and free up local funds for local streets and roads.”

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Photo Description: State Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, testifies before the Senate Transportation Committee on Senate Bill 281, his measure to establish the “Moveable Bridge Fund.” State Rep. Charles Brunner, D-Bay City, (right) and Bay City Commissioner Lynn Stamiris also testified in support of the bill.

Green and Pavlov to host Bay City town hall on protecting Lake Huron from nuclear waste

LANSING—State Sens. Mike Green, R-Mayville, and Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, are inviting Bay and Thumb area residents in the 31st and 25th Senate districts to a public town hall on Monday, Oct. 6 in Bay City to discuss legislative and other efforts to protect Lake Huron from a proposed Canadian nuclear waste dump.

Who:
Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville;
Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township; and
Anyone interested in the topic.

What:
A public town hall meeting to inform residents about a Canadian nuclear waste dump proposal and plans by Michigan lawmakers to stop it.

Canadian officials propose to bury 7 million cubic feet of radioactive waste less than a mile from the shore of Lake Huron, directly across the lake from residents of the Bay and Thumb regions.

Green and Pavlov are leading an effort in Lansing to halt construction of the dump. Their legislation has passed the Michigan Senate unanimously and awaits action in the House of Representatives. More than 70 communities throughout the region have recently passed resolutions in support of the measures.

When:
Monday, Oct. 6
6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where:
Pere Marquette Depot
1904 Room
1000 Adams St.
Bay City, MI 48708

For more information, contact Green’s office at 1-517-373-1777.

Green and Pavlov to host Sebewaing town hall on protecting Lake Huron from nuclear waste

LANSING—State Sens. Mike Green, R-Mayville, and Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, are inviting Bay and Thumb area residents in the 31st and 25th Senate districts to a public town hall on Monday, Sept. 22 in Sebewaing to discuss legislative and other efforts to protect Lake Huron from a proposed Canadian nuclear waste dump.

Who:
Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville;
Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township; and
Anyone interested in the topic.

What:
A public town hall meeting to inform residents about a Canadian nuclear waste dump proposal and plans by Michigan lawmakers to stop it.

Canadian officials propose to bury 7 million cubic feet of radioactive waste less than a mile from the shore of Lake Huron, directly across the lake from residents of the Bay and Thumb regions.

Green and Pavlov are leading an effort in Lansing to halt construction of the dump. Their legislation has passed the Michigan Senate unanimously and awaits action in the House of Representatives. More than 60 communities throughout the region have recently passed resolutions in support of the measures.

When:
Monday, Sept. 22
6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where:
Sebewaing Township Hall
14 East Sharpsteen St.
Sebewaing, MI 48759

For more information, contact Green’s office at 1-517-373-1777.