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Township assessor announces plans to retire

Township assessor announces plans to retire

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.---The Plainfield Township assessor is leaving her post.

Judy LaFave recently sent a message to Township Superintendent Cameron Van Wyngarden, announcing her plans to retire.  LaFave has served Plainfield Township for more than 30 years.   Van Wyngarden publicly thanked LaFave for her service during the regular board meeting Feb. 3.

LaFave’s retirement will take effect April 1. 

Soccer and disc golf planned for Grand Isle Park

Soccer and disc golf planned for Grand Isle Park

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—The Plainfield Township Parks and Recreation Department is considering teaming up with two organizations to develop Grand Isle Park into a haven for soccer and disc golf.

Department director John Short plans to present the partnership proposal during Tuesday night’s township board meeting.

Short says the Parks and Recreation Department are considering teaming up with a new disc golf club and PASS soccer club to raise funds for an 18-hole disc golf course and four soccer fields at the park.  The disc golf club would likely raise the $18,000 for the course at Grand Isle Park, with the Township agreeing to provide advertising or some sort of incentive for donors.  PASS would try to raise $100,000 with the township matching that amount. 

Short says the hope is the disc golf course will be built this year, and the soccer fields would be created in 1-2 years, down from the 3-5 year window in the park’s master plan.

Meijer redevelopment plan approved by Township

Meijer redevelopment plan approved by Township

ALGOMA TOWNSHIP, Mich.—A plan to allow a senior living area near the Meijer on 10 Mile Road has the green light.

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, the Algoma Township Board approved the proposal, with some modifications-- any signs for the development will only be allowed on outlots, not along 10 Mile Road, and  restaurant facilities added to the outlots cannot be drive-through, but can have a drive-up feature for takeout.

The plan previously approved by the planning commission called for redividing the plot owned by Meijer to nine units and redefining uses for the back parcels to allow for future senior housing. The planning commission recommended deleting language which did not allow for restaurants with drive-through facilities and restricting access to 10 Mile Road for two of the units.  Both units would need internal drives.

Two homes set for demolition in Plainfield Township

Two homes set for demolition in Plainfield Township

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.-- Two homes in Plainfield Township may soon be reduced to rubble.

During a special meeting Thursday, Jan. 9, the Township Board is expected to approve a bid from River City Excavating to demolish the buildings on 4646 Abrigador Trail NE and 4337 Willow Drive.  The project is expected to cost approximately $14,200.

Both properties, which are located  along the Grand River, were purchased by the township as part of the FEMA Hazard Mitigation program grant program.  The township plans to keep the land undeveloped, as it is prone to flooding.

Meijer redevelopment proposal moves forward

Meijer redevelopment proposal moves forward

ALGOMA TOWNSHIP, Mich.—A plan to allow a senior living area near the Meijer on 10 Mile Road will go before the Algoma Township Board Tuesday, Jan. 14.

The plan calls for re-dividing the plot owned by Meijer to eight to nine units and redefining uses for the back parcels to allow for senior housing in the future.

In December, the Algoma Township Planning Commission approved recommending the proposed development changes to the Algoma Township Board.  The planning commission’s recommendation also included deleting language which did not allow for restaurants with drive-through facilities and restricting access to 10 Mile Road for two of the units.  Both units would need internal drives.

The Algoma Township Board meeting next week will begin at 7 p.m.

Park renaming contest gets the green light

Park renaming contest gets the green light

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.-- What should Plainfield Township's 10 Mile Park be named?

That's the question township officials are posing to the community in an upcoming contest.   Township Superintendent Cameron Van WynGarden says he is working on rules and guidelines for the naming contest.  He was going to present his plan to the Township Board of Trustees Monday, but that meeting was canceled because of the winter storm.  The naming contest is not on the agenda for the next two township meetings.

Van WynGarden says the contest restrictions will be fairly minimal.  Residents can submit name and/or logo ideas for the park.  All entries must have "Plainfield" somewhere in the name.  The winner will get a cash prize.

It's unclear when the naming contest will begin.

 

Plainfield Township considers park renaming contest

Plainfield Township considers park renaming contest

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—10 Mile Park may get a new name.

During its meeting Monday, Dec. 16, the Plainfield Township Board is expected to discuss a proposed campaign to rename the park.  Township Superintendent Cameron Van Wyngarden believes the campaign would draw attention to renovations planned for the park facilities.  He’s recommending the township hold a community contest to name the park, with board members picking the winner.

The Township Board meeting begins at 7 p.m. at 616 Belmont Ave. NE.