Amphitheater discussion set
Jun. 19, 2014 PLYMOUTH VOICE.
Plymouth Michigan News
WEDNESDAY, JUN. 25 AT 7:00 p.m.
Plymouth Concerned Citizens will host a forum on WEDNESDAY, June 25 at the Plymouth District Library for affected residents, interested citizens and homeowners of the Beacon Hill area to discuss Plymouth Township’s plan to construct an amphitheater, which will be located inside the township park located on Ann Arbor Trail east of Beck Road. The meeting is at 7:00 p.m.
The 80-acre park currently offers three sheltered gathering places, walking paths, children’s play-scape area, fishing pond and dock, four baseball diamonds and sledding runs. The township also runs a Billy Casper 18-hole golf course in the park.
Township funding for the new $1.9 million recreation project, including the planned $350,000 plus outdoor amphitheater, a $650,000 year-around picnic pavilion-warming station, improvements to the township owned golf course, footbridge, playscape, spray-scape and other projects was facilitated with a bond sale approved by a 4-3 vote of the Board of Trustees.
The bonds are being used to pay for $1.77 million in additional expenses added to the 2013 capital improvement budget. Officials said they could obtain $524,000 in government grants and private and corporate donations toward the projects.
The vote increased the township capital projects budget from $785,000 to $2.55 million.
Bond repayment will be from general fund tax dollars over the next decade.