Lyndon Township thinking about recreation planning

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The Township of Lyndon has begun the process of updating its recreation plan.

Following the May 10 township board meeting, council administrator Tim Eder contacted The Sun Times News to update the community on the meeting and what came out of it.

Regarding the recreation plan, Eder said a contract for a consulting firm to help with the update process has been approved by the township council.

The firm, Carlisle/Wortman Associates (CWA), said in its services proposal letter that it has worked with the township before and brings experience in recreation planning that makes it well qualified to help. in developing the plan. The company also brings with it knowledge of current Michigan Department of Natural Resources requirements for recreation plans and grant application submissions.

CWA’a’s proposal said the primary goal of an updated plan will be to provide clear direction for parks and recreation over the next five years and articulate a vision for long-term development. recreation in the community.

The proposal states that “the main tasks of the master plan include:

  • An updated community profile,
  • Formulation of recreation goals and objectives for the community along with a specific capital improvement schedule, including costs, and
  • Implementation strategies addressing priorities and funding.

The work plan contains a list of different things to do, including seeking public input. An online survey will be one way to get feedback while the township also looks to form a committee.

Eder said residents interested in serving on the committee that will oversee the process are encouraged to contact Lyndon Township Supervisor Pam Byrnes with a short letter of interest (supervisor@lyndontownshipmi.gov).

The plan is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

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