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Houghton City Council Holds Meeting

A resident believes funding for local police departments should be increased, not redirected as several Michigan Tech students hoped for at the last council meeting.

Resident Linda Casti.

This, from their council meeting last night. 

Police Chief Donnelly also said he met with the Michigan Tech Students, and had a two hour discussion with them.

A new hydraulic thumb and wheel loader, are coming to Houghton, thanks to a rural development grant.

Proposed Ordinance 2020-313 was approved, which deals with the DDA.

Resolution 2020-1739, the hazard mitigation plan was approved, as were Resolutions 1740 and 1741, which deal with the city’s water and sewer projects.

Walmart has asked for a decrease in city taxes, a move City Manager Eric Waara stated would cost the city approximately $120,000.

A motion to turn the matter over to city representatives Foster Swift, the city assessor and city manager to come to an agreement with Walmart was approved.

A Downtown Parking Study Open House is scheduled for July 29th at 5:30pm. 

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