City, township working toward ‘One-Plymouth’
Jun. 3, 2018 PLYMOUTH VOICE.
Plymouth Michigan News
Recreation plan approved
Plymouth Township Trustees and Plymouth City Commissioners have unanimously adopted a 72- page recreation plan for the two communities.
Township board members and city commissioners have agreed to accept the 5-year plan that includes cooperative efforts to provide recreational services for all residents. The new Joint Recreation Plan is the product of several months of planning and consultation from livingLAB, a professional design firm.
“I think this joint plan is an example of the new and improved relationship between the township and the city,” township Supervisor Kurt Heise said. “For too many years, the township had blamed the city for a lot of its problems – they used the city as a scapegoat.”
The new plan, which includes input from residents, includes six goals and 29 objectives. One of the six goals is “connectivity and accessibility” to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility between local schools, Hines Park and the I- 275 bike paths. The plan also focuses on natural resources, facilities and maintenance and a goal of having a park or green space within a 10-minute walk of all residents in both communities. That is a goal first launched by The Trust for Pubic Land, the National Recreation and Parks Association, the Urban Land Institute and supported by the U.S. Conference of Mayors..
Following the approval of the plan by both governing bodies, it will be sent to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as an aid in seeking state and federal grant funding.
The plan as adopted does not include any additional funding from the budget of either the city or township, officials said, but marks a new environment of cooperation between the two communities.
Joint Shred Day
The City of Plymouth and Plymouth Township will offer a shred day for all residents of both communities on Saturday, June 9, from 9:00 a.m. until noon (or until trucks are filled) at the Plymouth Cultural Center located at 525 Farmer.
Paper to be shredded shall be limited to five banker boxes on each trip. Residents can make multiple trips throughout the morning, however. Documents can be in paper bags or boxes when brought to shredding. Documents in plastic bags must be removed.
Residents participating must also provide proof of City or Township residence which can be done with a driver’s license, voter ID card, water bill, or property tax bill.
There will be another joint shred event in the fall in the Township.
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