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Marenisco ceases legal action on OCF

 

February 18, 2020

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

INTERACTING AT a Monday evening meeting of the Marenisco Board of Trustees are, from left, Clerk Donna Kenney, Trustee Dave Hagen, Supervisor Richard Bouvette, and Treasurer Diane Dean.

By P.J. GLISSON

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MARENISCO - After losing an appeal to the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Marenisco Township Board of Trustees voted Monday evening to cease any further legal action in relation to the closing of the Ojibway Correctional Facility.

The Michigan Department of Corrections closed OCF on Dec. 1, 2018, and Marenisco Township sued MDOC in November of that year for not considering carefully enough the economic impact such action would have on the region.

The Michigan Court of Claims sided with MDOC, after which Marenisco Township then appealed the matter, wai...



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