During this week’s Plymouth Park Board meeting, City Attorney Sean Surrisi shared that he and Park Superintendent Mike Hite attended the public open house on the Harrison Street Trail Project. He said it was, “decently well attended.”
Surrisi told the park board he’s submitted another grant application to try and obtain more funds to help with that project through the DNR with a Next Level Trail grant. He said it’s a pretty competitive process. There is about $20 to $30 million available and there are 47 applications that are asking for $90 million so Surrisi said, “We’ll see how it works out.”
The grant requires a minimum 20% local match and Surrisi said the city has significantly more that’s been allocated by the City Council. The city’s request is around $450,000.
Superintendent Hite discussed the $400,000 grant received from the DNR to extend the Greenway Trail into Prices Pond. The park is working with Mike Reese from the Troyer Group to create the building documents. He’s working on a contract for their services to assist with permits and working with the Army Corp. of Engineers because the trail will cross over the Schuh Ditch. Hite said everything is moving forward on this trail project and he hoped to have it ready to bid late this year or very early in 2024.
The park superintendent told the board the new playground equipment for the Webster Center has been received and will probably get installed after Blueberry by his crew.