UPDATE: State Funding for Four Lakes to be Determined in the Coming Weeks
Even though the Michigan legislature and the administration have
agreed to a budget for the next fiscal year that includes funds for dam safety, this is not the same as legislation that was introduced in the
Michigan House and Senate in May that could allocate millions
of dollars for dam repairs to restore the Four Lakes. The May legislation is not included in
the recently announced budget.
Any financial allocation for the dams would more than likely
come in the approval of a supplemental appropriation, with discussion on these
types of investments beginning in October. Financing for the bills is
possible because of excess available funds.
We are grateful for the strong advocacy from our local property owners, which is appreciated by our elected officials. FLTF is actively engaged in monitoring and providing input into this process.
Please see a previous News Flash for more detail on how the proposed appropriation would be allocated to FLTF.
The third quarterly board meeting of the Four Lakes Task Force on behalf of the Four Lakes Special Assessment District will take place 5-7 p.m. in-person at Meridian High School auditorium. It will not be streamed live.