Mason experiences flooding at its wastewater treatment plant

On Monday March 12, Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster and opened the Disaster and Emergency Contingency Fund to local governments in 17 counties after heavy rainfall and snow melt on Feb. 19-21 resulted in widespread flooding damage, according to

Among the affected areas was Ingham county. Those areas included the cities of Lansing, East Lansing, multiple townships, and Mason. Although Mason seemed to have experienced relatively minimal damage with flooding compared to Lansing and East Lansing, Mason did run into some trouble with flooding of its wastewater treatment plant. After the floods of February 19-21, the Mason city clerk, Sarah Jarvis, put out a public notice saying that Mason’s Water Treatment Plant experienced some flooding of partially treated wastewater.

CNS Budget – March 1, 2018

March 1, 2018 – Week 7 To: CNS Editors From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; For other matters, contact CNS Director Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 … Continue reading →

Making Tracks for four decades

By JACQUELINE KELLY Capital News Service LANSING — If you grew up in Michigan, might remember reading the wildlife magazine Tracks in your elementary school classroom. Supported and written by the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC), the magazine has taught … Continue reading →

More road money a start but not enough

By MAXWELL EVANS Capital News Service LANSING — Officials statewide are touting plans to increase state road funding as badly needed — although insufficient — help. Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget recommendation for 2019 suggested a $175 million increase for road … Continue reading →