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Wednesday, 27 November 2013 10:46

Sanilac Commissioners meet in Speaker Twp

(SPEAKER TWP) -- The Sanilac County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday night in Speaker Township as part of  their "out in the district" series of meetings. Commissioners approved a request from Dianne Schaffer of the Sanilac County Health Department for a grant application. The grant--part of the competitive grant assistance program--comes from the Department of Treasury. Money awarded from the grant would be used to conduct a feasibility study on the collaboration of services between Sanilac and St. Clair County health departments. Schaffer also informed commissioners that the $6,000 the county receives annually from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for beach water testing has been cut for next year. Though beach water testing is not mandated, commissioners and the health department are sending letters to state representatives and senators expressing concern over the impact the cut could have on the county's tourism industry. In other business, commissioners gave the final approval for the Sandusky Arts Council's gazebo face-lift project. The roughly $8500 project will open up and expand the north side of the gazebo on the courthouse lawn in Sandusky. The project will be funded solely through donations and grants.