16 Michigan businesses cited for COVID-19 safety violations, state says
All rights reserved)Michigan has cited 16 businesses for failing to follow safety precautions that protect workers from COVID-19, state officials said. Emergency rule citations are for businesses that resume in-person work and fail to have written COVID-19 preparedness and response plan or don’t provide adequate training to their employees. Total penalties, including other workplace violations, were $7,200. Location: WixomFine amount: $2,800Violations:Not developing and implementing a written COVID-19 preparedness and response plan. Click here to view a full list of MIOSHA COVID-19 workplace safety citations.
Plymouth-Canton schools offer to fill parent’s FOIA request for $222K
PLYMOUTH, Mich. – A curious parent requesting information from Plymouth-Canton Community Schools received a bill charging him nearly a quarter of a million dollars for the documents. “I wanted to know why the decision was made, what science and what facts were used and are continuing to be used,” Parrelley said. The father received a letter from the district saying that the cost of Plymouth-Canton Community School district records is $222,458.50 and requires paying half up front. “I checked the lottery numbers and I have not come through on them yet, which is my next best deal.”The school district told Local 4 that it “takes every Freedom of Information request it receives seriously. In this particular matter, the request captured an extremely broad range of potential keyword searches and covered an unbounded timeframe.
Park Ridge restaurants fined for defying Gov. Pritzker’s order and continuing indoor dining as COVID-19 cases rise
Mayor Maloney also objected to comments he had received from citizens accusing the city of being “unfriendly” to businesses. He pointed out that the City Council and staff had made it possible for restaurants to expand outdoor dining, particularly on Main Street, and had initiated other assistance as well, like offering 2.5-month credits for liquor and business licenses.chicagotribune.com
10 Michigan businesses fined for serious violations of coronavirus protocols
Michigan officials have fined 10 businesses between $400 and $6,300 for serious violations of coronavirus (COVID-19) safety protocols. Failed to conduct daily self-screening protocols for COVID-19. Failed to conduct daily self-screening protocols for COVID-19. Failed to conduct daily self-screening protocols for COVID-19. Failed to maintain records of the daily self-screening protocols.
Marathon agrees to $80K fine, $280K community investment after 2019 broken pipe dilemma
The event behind all this came in 2019, when a broken pipe spewed fumes and sent residents scrambling for fresh air. READ: Detroit Marathon oil refinery hit with violation notice from state environmental groupThe state levied about $80,000 in fines on top of the cash that Marathon will be spending in the neighborhood. On Feb. 2, 2019 the polar vortex helped split a major Marathon refinery pipe. We feel this is a win win, it brings the dollars back into the community. READ: Enough is enough: People living near Marathon Refinery want out
Watch out: Parking enforcers return to Detroit streets today
DETROIT Free parking ends Monday in Detroit. Mayor Mike Duggan said parking enforcers will be back on the streets for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak in March. Detroit has more than 2,000 metered spaces, with many of them downtown and in the popular New Center and Midtown areas . Detroit residents who park too long or don't pay to park can get a 50% discount if a ticket is paid within five days. In February, the city had estimated $12 million a year in revenue from parking fines, although thats likely to be lower now because of the virus-related enforcement break.