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2018-03-07 / Front Page

County to Revisit Animal Control

The February 20 regular Luce County Commissioners meeting began with an addition to the agenda, offered by Commissioner John Waltman, to look into an ordinance about prohibiting at-large dogs and cats.

On a related note, Mark Rivard, Luce County Planning administrator, would like to look into whether the voters of Luce County would be in favor of supporting a county ordinance to have an Animal Control Officer to take care of the stray dogs and cats in Luce County and also follow up complaints about animal neglect and abuse.

Rivard also plans to make a presentation to Pet Pals on the subject.

Senator Schmidt March Coffee Hours

State senator Wayne Schmidt will hold coffee hours with constituents throughout the 37th Senate District during the month of March.

Schmidt will be visiting the eastern Upper Peninsula Friday, March 16 at the following locations:

Naubinway – Country Girl Diner, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Newberry — Zellar’s Village Inn, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

For more information or to contact Schmidt visit or call (517) 373-2413.

The commission adopted a resolution to declare February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and also adopted a resolution to obtain outside legal counsel in regards to opioid litigation.

Mike McCarthy, from the Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac County Conservation District, presented the organization’s annual report to the commissioners.

Ben Rahilly, Luce County Parks and Recreation director, reported that the warmer weather is slowly melting the ice at the rink. There is an average of 40 to 50 people at the rink when it is open. Rahilly also reported that the boat launch at the Luce County Park is going to be dredged within a few weeks.

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