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BuzzBuzz

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Fix the bus idea or dump it?
« on: October 23, 2018, 07:31:29 PM »

Since there were partisans on both sides (with signs) for the bus idea, what to do with it?

As an idea it's possible (although the city seems to be working really hard on dumping all their millage-paid ideas onto our December taxes...until we will be paying as much for that period as we do for July's) but the case has been firmly made that it's not ready for prime time.  So let's all vote NO and see if the administration is ready to push it in 2 years--assuming SMART is still ready to offer the same deal they are now.

Meanwhile, aside from total vapor when it comes to precisely how money will be spent, let's ask them for us to suggest where the stops should be.  That could be interesting.
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Re: Fix the bus idea or dump it?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2018, 08:28:43 PM »

I came across a list of worth states to retire to

https://thebrainypenny.com/native/states-that-will-make-you-regret-retiring-there/4/

Michigan was on it, if not prominently

Michigan residents can enjoy the natural beauty of the states wilderness trails and explore the epic Dow Gardens with the longest canopy walk in the nation. The state’s coastline offers tons of outdoor fun as it welcomes four of the five Great Lakes on its borders.

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The downside for retirees that choose to reside in this state are the long and dangerous winters.  Have you ever heard the term “lake-effect snow?  Well, the short version is the Great Lakes have a higher intensity for heavy snowfalls.  In some years, meteorologists have recorded from than 100 inches of snow in a winter season.

So. . . pack your shovels, dodge the potholes and be prepared to pay a premium for car insurance.  If you’re thinking of using public transit you will be disappointed. It is underfunded and underdeveloped.

I mention this because of public transit.  Otherwise, it's just Michigan.
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