The AuGres City Council will be sending letters to Michigan U.S. senators requesting their continued support for a Senate bill entitled the Harbor Maintenance Act of 2010.
The letter will ask the senators to adopt legislation ensuring that money collected by the Harbor Trust Fund will be used for its intended purposes of maintaining Michigan's harbors and ports.
AuGres is part of the Michigan Port Collaborative (MPC), which is organizing the effort. If the city does not take the time to show the importance of being a city with a harbor, the harbor may not exist. That is why AuGres is a part of the MPC, comprised of 19 port communities from across the state.
In October, the AuGres City Council unanimously decided to pay $20,000.00 from the city's Capital Projects Fund for the dredging of the AuGres State Docks, coinciding with a federal dredging project at the Point Lookout Harbor of Refuge.
references: arenacindependent.com, james kuch