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File #: 12-1486    Version: 1 Name: 12/17/12 721 N. Main Site Grant Application
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/17/2012 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/17/2012 Final action: 12/17/2012
Enactment date: 12/17/2012 Enactment #: R-12-570
Title: Resolution to Approve a Grant Application to the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Connecting Communities Program for Improvements to the 721 N. Main Site
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Resolution to Approve a Grant Application to the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Connecting Communities Program for Improvements to the 721 N. Main Site
Memorandum
Attached for your review and action is a resolution to approve a grant application to the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Connecting Communities program (WCPRC).

The North Main Huron River Corridor Vision Taskforce (NMHRCVT), in conjunction with staff, is recommending that the City apply to the WCPRC for funding for the construction of non-motorized trails at the 721 N. Main site. If the grant application is successful the awarded funding can also be used as a full or partial match in applying for a Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment Trust Fund grant for the 721 N. Main site.

The NMHRCVT was assigned a date of December 31, 2012 to provide a recommendation to Council on the best use of the 721 N. Main site. The NMHRCVT is providing its recommendation to Council for the best use of the 721 N. Main site independently.

The recommendation focuses primarily on converting the floodway portion of the 721 N. Main site to park use. Non-motorized trails will provide access to the site at Felch, Summit, and Main Streets. The trail features of the recommendation make it a viable candidate for the WCPRC grant. The pathways would also create a first step in a greenway with a vision toward connecting to the Huron River and the Border - to - Border trail network. Surrounding the trails will be wet meadow, prairie grass, or other storm water management features.

The Park Advisory Commission recommended applying for this grant at their December 4, 2012 meeting.
Staff
Prepared by: Amy Kuras, Landscape Architect III
Reviewed by: Colin Smith, Parks & Recreation Services Manager and Sumedh Bahl, Community Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Steven D. Powers, City Administrator
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Whereas, The North Main-Huron River Corridor Vision Taskforce has...

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