Village of Ontonagon discusses grant, broadband services


January 15, 2019

Jan Tucker/Daily Globe

Mark Pantti of Northern Michigan University explained to the Ontonagon Village Council the efforts to bring broadband service to rural areas and the benefits to school children of the area. The service would be mounted on the Ontonagon and White Pine water towers. The council approved the request.


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ONTONAGON - The Ontonagon Village Council Monday heard from Village Manager Joe Erickson that in the waning days of the Snyder Administration, the state approved a one-time Rural Community Demolition Grant program. He explained the program has $350,000 available and the maximum award of $50,000 for demolition of publicly owned blighted structures, with applications due Feb. 15.

Councilman Tony Smydra noted the village of Ontonagon has all the criteria to apply for the demolition grant. The program defines what is considered "blighted" and Smydra added "we...

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