City Attorney Sean Surrisi updated members of the Plymouth Redevelopment Commission on the LARE (Lake & River Enhancement) Grant awarded to the Park Department during Tuesday evening’s meeting.
The grant money, a total of $62,500 including the local 20% match will provide a study of the Yellow River banks and for a kayak launch in River Park Square.
Park Superintendent Mike Hite, Surrisi and City Engineer Rick Gaul recently had a meeting with the DNR (Department of Natural Resources) to go over the scope of the study. Requests for Proposals will go out to engineering consultants in the next month and a half with selection expected by the end of the year.
The DNR representative was very confident that the park could get the DNR to fund the kayak after the study is complete. He also said there’s enough money in the grant budget to work into the scope of the work to analyze the historic foot bridge for structural issues and repairs that might be needed.