Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Welcome back to my e-newsletter. It’s an honor representing the residents of the 50th House District and Genesee County. To stay updated on my work in Lansing and around the district, visit my website at www.RepSneller.com, follow me on Facebook (@StateRepSneller) or follow me on Instagram (@reptimsneller). I want to make sure I keep you as informed as possible.
Important Information Regarding Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
At the inception of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program in Michigan, the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) allowed people to select reasons for collecting PUA benefits that now no longer qualify. UIA is now required to reevaluate people’s eligibility based on a new list of approved reasons. There are four reasons that are no longer qualifying and claimants who selected one of those reasons during certification will need to go back and reestablish their eligibility for PUA.
If you received the letter “Notice of Expanded Eligibility Reasons for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)” and have been paid PUA benefits, you must submit a new reason (“self-attestation”) for unemployment within 20 days in order to continue to be eligible for those benefits.
To resubmit your self-attestation, log into your Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM) and click on the “Requalify for PUA” link under the Alerts tab. When providing your self-attestation, you can select more than one COVID-19 related reason. Select as many reasons as apply to your situation. Do not select reasons that do not directly apply to you.
As always, should you need assistance with your claim, please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office. We would be happy to assist you in any way possible.
Safety in Construction Zones
On July 12, I toured the construction site on I-69 in Flint. This portion of the highway is part of the MDOT Rebuilding Michigan Program that focuses on highways and bridges that are crucial to Michigan’s economy. It is great to see this kind of investment happening in Genesee County. While on the tour, I realized how fast people drive through these construction sites. As a reminder, please slow down when driving through construction. We must continue to protect our construction workers.
Flint Fresh Food Hub
Earlier this week, I toured the Flint Fresh Food Hub. They work to ensure that Flint and Genesee County have access to fresh and healthy food by partnering with local and regional farmers. It’s great to see community partners like Flint Fresh working to improve the lives of families and neighbors in Genesee County. For information regarding Flint Fresh or to buy from them, please visit Flint Fresh | Fresh Vegetable & Fruit Delivery in Flint.
Coffee Hours Return in August
In August, I will be kicking off my coffee hours again with two back-to-back events in the district. Please join me on Aug. 27 at the Grand Blanc Senior Center. This event will start at 10 a.m. and will last until 11:30 a.m. Shortly after this, I will host a second coffee hour the same day at the Burton Senior Center. This event will take place from 1 p.m. and will go until 2:30 p.m. I am excited to get back to our senior centers in the district after a long break due to COVID-19. Bring your questions, and I am excited to see everyone in person again.
Coffee Hours Schedule
Aug. 27 at Grand Blanc Senior Center
Aug. 27 at Burton Senior Center
Sept. 10 at Scotti’s Coney Island
Sept. 20 at Sam’s Italian Restaurant
Sept. 24 at Grand Blanc Senior Center
Oct. 1 at Scotti’s Coney Island
Oct. 20 at Sam’s Italian Restaurant
Oct. 29 at Burton Senior Center
Nov. 5 at Scotti’s Coney Island
Nov. 15 at Sam’s Italian Restaurant
Summer Fun in the District and Genesee County
Aug. 3: The Grand Blanc Township Police Department is hosting its annual National Night Out from 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the township police department (off Saginaw Road). The event will include activities for all ages, provide crime prevention material and public safety demonstrations, and serve as an opportunity to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement.
Aug 17-21: Back to the Bricks returns this year from Aug. 17-21. After canceling the 2020 event due to COVID-19, this year’s festival promises to bring enjoyment back to the area. It kicks off on Tuesday, Aug. 17, with a family-oriented “Bricks Flicks” event at the U.S. 23 drive-in theater on Fenton Road. At 6 p.m. on Friday, there will be a car show and concert on Saginaw Street.
Aug 23-29: The fourth playing of the Ally Challenge will run from Aug. 23-29, at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc. The community concert, following the completion of the second round of competition on Aug. 28, features country band Little Big Town, who are sure to put on a fantastic show.
Aug. 23-29: The Genesee County Fair returns this year from Aug. 23-29. This family favorite event hosts a monster truck show, rodeo, concerts, rides, food, fun and more.