2% Casino money funding Leelanau projects


The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will disperse just under $1 million to a variety of government and nonprofit agencies in the region as part of the state-mandated slot machine gambling agreement.

In addtion to a $75,000 Government to Government Agreement payout to Leelanau County, funding requests were approved to pay for the replacement of the track at Suttons Bay School, to help fund a village police officer in Suttons Bay, to help fund repairs at the Suttons Bay Public Library, $60,000 to purchase address signs for 2,000 homes in Leelanau County, almost $40,000 for the Strengthening Leelanau Families programs (Family Support Team, Baby Pantry and Laundry Project), $20,000 to the County Planning Department to digitize old maps.

Read GT Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians gives out close to $1M in the Record-Eagle.

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