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Watch Your Speed

Starting March 1, 2009, Michigan will launch a 31 day speeding ticket frenzy. The state estimates that $9 million dollars will be generated in speeding tickets, with an additional $3.5 million in revenue for failure to wear a seatbelt.. $1 million will go to pay state troopers overtime. There will be 47 state troopers on duty at all times patrolling the main intersections and highways with the highest rates of speeding.

They are the following:

I-75, especially from the Ohio line north to Woodhaven, and again from Auburn Hills to Flint
I-96 east and west in its entirety
I-275 north and south
I-675 north and south
I-94 east and west from Battle Creek to Jackson
I-696 east and west in its entirety
I-196 east and west
US-131 north and south
I-69 east and west from Lansing to Flint and again from Flint eastward to Port Huron.
I-69 north and south from I-94 to Lansing
M-14 east and west from I-94 to I-275
M-39 from I-94 to I-96
M-59, especially from Pontiac to Utica, and from Utica east
US-10 from Midland to Bay City
US-23 from I-96 to Flint
US-27 from Lansing to Mt. Pleasant

5 mph above the limit can justify a ticket and every state trooper is supposed to pull a car over and write a ticket every 10 to 20 minutes. They have issued 30 brand new unmarked Dodge Charger Police cruisers and canceled all vacation time. In addition, they are bringing in all of their part timers on full time for the month. This nonsense will conclude on April 1.
Driving Ticket fine increase in MI:
Starting on January 15th, the price of a ticket for violation of MI Law 39:3-29 (failure to show your driver’s license, registration, or proof of insurance card at the time you are stopped) went from $44.00 to $173.00. Please make sure your vehicles have the proper documents in them. If you jump in the car to run to the store and forget your wallet with your license in it and you are stopped…. Oh well… you just spent $173. And the fine for not having all three documents is $519!!!


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We have been selected as one of six communities in the state to participate in Creating Entrepreneurial Communities. Join the Citzens Action Committee to make our Marine City a Better Place To Live.

Here is a list of current projects…


Town Hall Group Projects/Contacts
Project                        Main Contact Person(s)         Contact info
City Website
Judy White
Scott Anderson
Jackie Wilson
Visitor Center
John DeMuch
Max Grigich (sign)
Community Map
Kim Turner (map)
Kathy LeDuc (ads)
Cindy Koch (pricing)
Naunie McDowell
Kim Turner
Jim Turner
Jesse White
Beth Briesmeister
Rosann Henson
MJ Niemi
765-8746  Kim
765-8746 Jim
“Can Small Towns Be Cool” MSUE presentation
Midge Kubiak/Knights of Columbus
Georgia Phelan
765-5555 Hall
Bake Sale, Mari-time Days 8-06
Midge Kubiak/Judy White
Bike Trail- cut weeds at De-Gurse 8-06
Jesse White
Adopt-an-Area Heritage Square Bandstand 8-06
Miriam Phelan, Georgia Phelan, Iva Guyor
Youth Photo Project 9-06
Jim Turner, Kathy LeDuc, Ida Basinski, Cheryl Devereaux
Flowers 1-07
Miriam Phelan, Naunie McDowell, Marilyn Grigich, Margaret Danneels, Marybeth Schindler
Lex. trip 5-07
Georgia Phelan
Georgia Phelan
Energizing Entre-
Preneurs (MSU)
Georgia Phelan, Dennis Wend, Donna Sears, Max Grigich, Masha Truesch-Pelzer



114584451279252941 Civil Rights Training

Civil Rights groups will test fair housing practices Agencies to scrutinize offerings to ensure minorities get equal access in county. George Hunter / The Detroit News To get involved Training will begin Saturday. Those who are selected will receive $25 per visit, along with compensation for mileage. For information about the program or to register for training, call (248) 253-1548. Two civil rights agencies say they are joining forces to ensure minorities, senior citizens and other groups are given equal access to housing opportunities in Macomb County. The Macomb Ministerial Alliance and the Legal Aid and Defender Fair Housing Center soon will begin training people to pose as potential renters, to see whether landlords are discouraging some groups from renting apartments. The program is funded by a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Legal Services Corp. and the United Way as part of an initiative to end housing discrimination in Metro Detroit. People of all races and ages are being recruited for the program, said Ministerial Alliance spokesman Gregory Murray. "This is a big problem, not only for minorities, but for seniors and people of low income," Murray said. "What we will do is send two people of different ethnicities to inquire about the availability of an apartment, condo or other rental unit. "If a black person, or an elderly person, is turned down, and another person is not, and both people had the same kind of qualifications, then we’ll know there’s likely discrimination going on," Murray said. If a landlord is found to be discriminatory, federal sanctions could be levied by HUD, said Michelle Johnson, director for the Legal Aid and Defender Fair Housing Center, which covers Macomb and Oakland counties. The National Fair Housing Alliance released a report last week that found that in Detroit and 11 other cities nationwide, 87 percent of agents it tested directed African-American customers toward mostly black neighborhoods and white customers toward mostly white areas — an illegal practice known as steering. The group sent people of varying races to real estate offices in Metro Detroit, then measured any differences in the way each group was treated. It found that agents showed white customers homes mainly in the Grosse Pointes, but showed black customers with similar backgrounds homes in Detroit. The Michigan Association of Realtors wants to begin voluntary tests to determine if Realtors are treating customers differently based on their race. The group also is considering asking lawmakers to require Realtors in Michigan to receive regular training on the laws that prohibit housing discrimination. You can reach George Hunter at (586) 468-7396 or Visit My Web site,, for more information or Call Wynne on cell 586-260-7653

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