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Responses from our State Representative & Senator

Here is a response from Anne Bollin our State House Representative:

Thank you to everyone that came to my coffee hours and reached out regarding the proposed gravel pit lease in Genoa Township.

The preparation for this project alone has been extremely disruptive to the surrounding community. I was extremely disappointed in the lack of communication throughout this process and have been in constant communication with the DNR and the Genoa Township to rectify this.

As I’m sure you know, there will be a public meeting this Tuesday, October 12th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Brighton Center for Performing Arts at Brighton High School.

If you are unable to attend, you can submit comments and questions via email to

This meeting will allow the DNR to provide some information to our residents, answer questions, and listen to our comments. I was told there should be subsequent meetings that will allow us to get more in depth regarding this issue.

Please feel free to contact me if you have additional questions at (517) 373-1784 or via email at

Sincerely, Ann Bollin

State Representative, District 42

Contact Me Lansing Office Anderson House Office Building N-891 House Office Building Lansing, MI 48933 Phone: (517) 373-1784


Here is a response from our State Senator, everyone should let our representatives know how they feel about the detrimental effects of open pit mining in a residential area:

Dear Henry,

Thank you for contacting my office regarding the proposal by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to conduct a sealed-bid auction to lease state-owned mineral rights (sand and gravel) for three properties located in Genoa Township.

As you are well aware, the DNR is currently proposing to lease the sand and gravel rights for three properties located at: Section 33, T02N, R05E, Genoa Township, Livingston County SE1/4 of NE1/4, excluding a parcel of land containing 3.78 acres; also excluding westerly of the centerline of Chilson Road 35.47 Acres Section 33, T02N, R05E, Genoa Township, Livingston County That part of the SE1/4 of NE1/4 lying westerly of the centerline of Chilson Road 0.75 Acres Section 33, T02N, R05E, Genoa Township, Livingston County NE1/4 of NE1/4 except for the North 60 ft 38.17 Acres

The Department is required to accept public comments on the proposed mineral leasing of these three parcels. Public comments may be submitted in writing, no later than October 27, 2021, to the DNR at: Kim Venne, Minerals Management Section Finance and Operations Division Michigan Department of Natural Resources P.O. Box 30452, Lansing, MI 48909 or

As a resident of Genoa Township, I would encourage you to share your concerns with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. It is imperative that the Department hear from the residents that this proposal will impact.

I want to thank you for sharing your thoughts. Your feedback helps me better represent the 22nd district in Lansing. Reaching out to your State Senator and becoming engaged in the legislative process is a service to both our country and our state, and I appreciate the time you have taken to get in touch.

To learn more about my work in the Michigan Senate, please visit, where you can sign up for my e-newsletter. You can find regular updates on my social media pages by “following” me on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts.

Please feel free to contact my office again to ask any questions you may have, further express an opinion, or seek assistance with a state agency. My office is here to help.

Sincerely, Senator Lana Theis

Serving Michigan’s 22nd District

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