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TC/Garfield Joint Recreational Authority Deserves A Round Of Appreciation

South Campus Entrance 2011

Revised plan for the 2011 project. (click for larger version)

Back in December, and then once again in January, the joint Recreational Authority Board balked in releasing $132,000 to the South Campus Entrance project. At both those times the project didn’t include a plan or strategy for the non-motorized part of the project –someday, there won’t be a need for two plans-(Yo, what’s the Transportation plan?). A design was in the plan, but there was no apparent strategy to pay for it, let alone a timeline to achieve a complete project.

Providing for people, not just automobiles was the basic premise of the recreational authority’s involvement. They deserve a round of appreciation for taking the time to see this project move in the right direction and fulfill their mission. At this point, it isn’t all-the-way-complete, but it’s moving in that direction due to their effort, diligence and willingness to engage with community stakeholders and citizens to make it so.

Thank you for making it so!

A special shout-out to board members Brian Bourdages, Michael Groleau, Tim Hughes, and Jennife Jaffe who really championed the cause from their positions on the board and in the community.

Below is the packet for tonight’s meeting that describes the last month and half’s progress and where the project now stands. You can email the members individually through the city’s website or through their executive director, Benjamin Marentette at bmarente@ci.traverse-city.mi.us


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  1. JohnRobertWilliams
    February 1, 2011 at 11:45 am

    This is great! NOW, lets tie this to the crossing of Division, just north of 14th Street…Simply move the traffic lights north of the intersection, just like on Garfield at Hannah, and make the crossing and connection along the 5/3 Bank lot, to join the new asphalt adjacent to Thirlby Field….NOW, we’re getting somewhere! Kudo’s!

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