Kivela Requests Emergency Assistance From Governor

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State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette)

State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette)

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 109th District State Representative John Kivela has presented a bipartisan letter to Governor Rick Snyder requesting that he declare a state of emergency for frozen water lines.

The Marquette Democrat says with record breaking cold temperatures, many communities are struggling to maintain necessary services despite the utilization of mandated “let water run” orders, private contracts to assist in thawing water mains and the reallocation of public works staffing.

Marquette County requested a local state of emergency declaration from the state Emergency Response System and was denied.

Kivela is working with legislators across the aisle to make sure residents in his district, as well as throughout the state, see relief in th

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