In the article, Fittante raises skepticism over the decision, saying the current case data is inconsistent with the tighter restrictions in our region. This disconnect makes him concerned about what further restrictions might come next. While Fittante shares Governor Whitmer’s desire to keep Michiganders safe, he also believes business should be able to operate under current conditions.
The Tribal Council is working hard to enforce and enhance current health and sanitation directives, implement necessary technology and develop new programs and services centered on COVID-19 preparedness, response and relief.
Ownership closed on property along Razorback Drive yesterday, and is now working with an architect on building plans. This decision comes after Houghton opted into recreational marijuana sales in May. Pending license approval from the Houghton Planning and City Commissions, The Fire Station hopes to open its Houghton location in 12-16 months.
The millage renews the current .6 mills collected, which equates to almost $1.5 million a year. These funds go towards operating costs of Marqtran services, equipment upgrades and facility management. In 2019, Marqtran provided 375,000 rides to citizens throughout Marquette County. Officials say this renewal will enable them to continue providing what they call essential services.