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Tue April 9, 2013
Lawmakers secure dredge funding for Marquette Harbor
MARQUETTE, MI-- Two Upper Peninsula legislators crossed aisles—and chambers—to get funding to dredge the Marquette Harbor.
Senator Tom Casperson and Representative John Kivela discovered the marina wasn’t included in a list of U.P. harbors slated to receive part of $21 million in state dredging funds.
The lawmakers say the lower harbor supports the Harbor of Refuge, the Mattson Park Seawall, and commercial fishery operations, and it’s critical for the area to be dredged. They contacted the Department of Natural Resources, which notified the city that Governor Snyder has signed legislation that includes the marina in the list of funded projects.
The City of Marquette must adopt a resolution supporting the DNR’s offer and execute an agreement with the state.