Dianda Introduces Measure In State House To Assist U.P.
110th District State Representative Scott Dianda
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda has introduced a bill to provide financial assistance to U.P. communities struggling with the frozen water lines that have not requested a state of emergency declaration from the governor.
The Calumet Democrat says due to the extreme cold weather this winter and into the spring, thousands of U.P. residents are on “let run” orders to keep pipes from freezing and bursting.
As a result, local municipalities are being forced to cover numerous unforeseen expenses stemming from the deep frost.
Dianda says his bill would designate $10 million in grants to communities in counties that have issued local states of emergency.
Dianda’s bill would give financial assistance to those communities to ensure they have enough money to continue operating once this problem has passed.