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Ontonagon Village discusses debt

ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Village Manager William DuPont updated the village council last week on the village’s debt to the Michigan Employees Retirement Service.

While the village made a payment to MERS of $60,802 on Sept. 20, DuPont said the the General Fund will not have enough money to continue making full payments.

DuPont is continuing to reach out to legislators for assistance with the problem. He said he has received a call from a representative of U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, and plans to meet with Peters sometime in October. He said he has not heard yet from the office of U.S. S...

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