Providing Help to a Caregiver? FREE Training Available! May 3-4

May 2, 2018

Respite Education and Support Tools (REST)

Houghton, Mich.– Rest is an originally designed educational course that provides respite training to adults and teens who want to offer care to those in need and provide assistance to their caregivers. As a REST companion (volunteer or paid), you give the gift of your time to provide a valuable service. As a REST trained companion/respite provider you will spend one-on-one time with an adult or senior, giving only as much time as you are willing and able to give. The ultimate goal of this training course is to assist individuals to become effective companions and respite workers by learning the three key steps of support: Prepare, Care and Connect.

REST training is now available in the Houghton area brought to you by the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP. This is a nationally recognized certification which is eligible for Nursing and Social Work CEU’s and is open to the general public.… Read the rest

Upper Peninsula Solid Waste Forum May 2nd

May 1, 2018

May 2 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Ramada Inn, Marquette
Meet and Greet, May 1 (5:00-7:00 pm)

Marquette, Michigan – Registration is now open for the annual Upper Peninsula Solid Waste Forum (Forum), taking place in Marquette, Michigan. The Forum will focus on information about the latest issues involving solid waste management and recycling, and especially targeting issues of interest in the Upper Peninsula, with the goal of establishing best management practices, waste reuse and economic development.

Presentation topics include groundwater sampling best practices, asbestos disposal requirement at Type II landfills, MIOSHA health concerns at landfills, UP electronic recycling connection, passive and active landfill gas system design, Part 115 updates, leachate management at landfills, DEQ recycling updates, and Marquette County recycling update and DEQ scrap tire experience.

Check out the agenda and register!

Who should attend?

This Forum is intended for both commercial and industrial landfill operators, composters, recyclers, end users of waste byproducts, and anyone else who is interested in solid waste management and recycling in the UP.… Read the rest

Upper Peninsula Solid Waste Forum – May 2

April 30, 2018

Marquette, Mich.05/01/208– The Upper Peninsula Solid Waste Forum will be taking place May 2nd, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Ramada Inn in Marquette. Registration is now open!

The Forum will focus on information about the latest issues involving solid waste management and recycling, and especially targeting issues of interest in the Upper Peninsula, with the goal of establishing best management practices, waste reuse and economic development.

Presentation topics include groundwater sampling best practices, asbestos disposal requirement at Type II landfills, MIOSHA health concerns at landfills, UP electronic recycling connection, passive and active landfill gas system design, Part 115 updates, leachate management at landfills, DEQ recycling updates, and Marquette County recycling update and DEQ scrap tire experience.

This event qualifies for 5 CEHs for Professional Engineers.

Who should attend?

This Forum is intended for both commercial and industrial landfill operators, composters, recyclers, end users of waste byproducts, and anyone else who is interested in solid waste management and recycling in the UP.… Read the rest

Negaunee City Council Special Meeting – April 30

April 27, 2018

AGENDA

Monday April 30, 2018 @ 6 P.M.
Negaunee Senior Center
(410 Jackson St., Tobin Street Entrance)
City Hall Telephone (906)475-7700

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. PLEDGE TO FLAG

3. ROLL CALL

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

5. PUBLIC COMMENT

6. PERSONNEL POSITIONS – DPW DIRECTOR AND DPW DEPUTY DIRECTOR

7. MDOT CONTRACT RESOLUTION – CROIX ST

8. PUBLIC COMMENT

9. COUNCIL COMMENTS

10. ADJOURNMENT… Read the rest

Treasury Offers Help To Taxpayers Who Missed Tax Filing Deadline

April 27, 2018

State Income Tax Refunds Must Be Claimed Within Four Years

 
Marquette, Mich.04/27-2018– Michigan taxpayers who missed the Wednesday, April 18, state income tax filing deadline have options for filing a late return, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury).

“Late filers should file all income tax returns that are due,” said Deputy Treasurer Glenn White, head of Treasury’s Tax Administration Group. “If a taxpayer owes tax and cannot make full payment, Treasury will work with them on payment options. We want to help taxpayers avoid interest charges and late payment penalties.”

Treasury recommends past-due tax filers to consider:

  • Filing a return to claim an outstanding refund. Taxpayers risk losing their state income tax refund if they don’t file a return four years from the date due of the original return. Go to www.mifastfile.org to learn more about e-filing.
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Ishpeming City Council Special Meeting – April 30

April 27, 2018

AGENDA

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Ishpeming City Hall (100 E. Division Street, Ishpeming, Mi. 49849)
City Hall Telephone Number: 906-485-1091

Agenda Items: USDA Water System Improvement Project

  1. Meeting Called to Order
  2. Rool Call
  3. Agenda Comment
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Applications Now Being Accepted for 2018 Michigan GROWN, Michigan GREAT Restaurant Awards

April 27, 2018

Marquette, Mi.04/27/2018– The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Michigan Restaurant Association, and the Michigan Ag Council are proud to announce they are now accepting applications for the 2018 Michigan GROWN, Michigan GREAT Restaurant Award. Now in its second year, the award was created to raise awareness of the economic impact of restaurants using Michigan manufactured food products.

According to the National Restaurant Association’s annual chef survey, consumer demand for locally-grown produce has been one of the top culinary trends in recent years, and 54 percent of adults say they look for limited-service restaurants serving locally sourced food.

“Locally sourced is no longer a trend; it is a recognized practice in the restaurant industry,” said MRA President and CEO Justin Winslow. “Our state has unmatched agricultural variety and quality, which is exactly why we are so excited to launch the second year of the Michigan GROWN, Michigan GREAT Restaurant Award with the Michigan Ag Council and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.… Read the rest

NORML of Michigan Celebrates Successful Cannabis Legalization Petition Drive

April 26, 2018

Marquette, Mi. 04/26/2018– When the Board of State Canvassers meets on April 26 they are expected to certify the petition to legalize the adult use of cannabis for Michigan’s 2018 general election, and leadership of Michigan’s oldest cannabis law reform organization will be on hand to celebrate the accomplishment.

“This has been an anxious five months,” said Board member Rick Thompson, “but the end result was worth the wait.”

The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is a cannabis legalization umbrella organization which submitted more than 365,000 signatures on petitions to the Secretary of State on November 20, 2017. It was announced this week that state elections staff has determined those petitions contained more than 277,000 valid signatures; approx. 252,000 valid signatures were needed to qualify for the ballot. The coalition includes state-based organizations like NORML of Michigan and the MILegalize group along with national groups like the Drug Policy Alliance and the Marijuana Policy Project.… Read the rest

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