A. Riverside Park Playground Request (attached, p. 39 /action item) B. B2B Project Agreement Boland Corridor (attached, pp. 40-56 /action item) C. Bell Road Bridge Partnership (attached, pp. 57-61 /action item) D. Ypsilanti Skate Park Grant (attached, pp. 62-64 /action item) E. ETC Contract for Master Plan Surveys (attached, p. 65 /action item) F. NAPP Kelsey and Matusak Properties (attached, pp. 66-70 /action item) G. NAPP Shatter Property (attached, pp. 71-74 /action item) H. Other New Business
Washtenaw County will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon 7-day notice to Washtenaw County. Individuals requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the County of Washtenaw by writing or calling the following: Human Resources, 734-994-2410, TTD 734/994-1733. Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Tel: (734) 971-6337 2230 Platt Road / P.O. Box 8645 Fax: (734) 971-6386 Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107-8645 washtenaw.org/parks Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Tel: (734) 971-6337 2230 Platt Road / P.O. Box 8645 Fax: (734) 971-6386 Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107-8645 parks.ewashtenaw.org Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission
A. Skate Park Opportunity Mauricio Mejia and Trevor Staples gave a presentation on the need for a skate park in Ypsilanti and opportunity for upcoming grant funds. Mauricio, a high school student in Ypsilanti, provided data from
Commission for their events; thank you from Food Gathers for donation of food; and recommendations from Washtenaw Conservation Partners on the Natural Area Preservation Program. It was moved by Ms. Bobrin and seconded by Ms. McKinney to receive and file the communications.
the facilities ready to open for the season; NAPP included the partnership contribution to a conservation easement in Scio Township, partial annual monitoring of agricultural easements. It was moved by Mr. Ezekiel and seconded by Ms. Anschuetz to accept the Claims Report and approve
Ypsilanti area programs and special projects. It was also recommended that the Commission consider adopting a formal program, similar to Connecting Communities, that would require simple applications be submitted for funding requests. The program will include clear priorities for funding decisions to help target investments in the community.
It was moved by Ms. Bobrin and seconded by Ms. Anschuetz to authorize staff to execute the non- motorized trail easement across WCC property, contingent upon acceptance of the final easement documents by legal counsel. Ayes all, the motion was approved. C. B2B Grant Agreement In early 2018, staff submitted two grant applications to the MDNR for IBT specific projects. The first mini grant was awarded 15,000 to assist with updating signage along the B2B trail, to reflect its incorporation into the IBT. An MOU must be signed for the grant funds between MDRN and WCPARC, outlining each parties responsibilities to implement the grant. The second grant allowed for a larger project, and requires 60 private and 40 public local match. WCPARC will partner with HWPI to provide funding for design, engineering and construction of the B2B/IBT from Ann Arbor to Dexter and west to Chelsea to reflect the new IBT trail alignment. It was moved by Ms. Fuller and seconded by Ms. Anschuetz to authorize staff to execute the project agreement for 15,000 mini grant, MOU with DNR for the IBT and the project agreement for 1.6 million for design, engineering and construction of the IBT. Ayes all, motion carried.
PURCHASES OTHER TOTAL Administration 1,378.44 2,815.42 162,106.70 166,300.56 Recreation Center 13,076.04 1,497.60 85,405.14 99,978.78 Park Maintenance 1,174.66 2,224.09 55,800.75 59,199.50 Pierce Lake Golf Course 784.52 2,502.48 87,988.82 91,275.82 Independence Lake 3,006.62 2,627.46 60,542.92 66,177.00 Rolling Hills 8,046.00 8,067.12 113,618.59 129,731.71 Parker Mill 37.08 16.12 609.90 663.10 Sharon Mills 155.37 136.38 600.07 891.82
Natural Areas Preservation Program Acquisition - - 9,647.67 9,647.67 Preserve Management - 1,102.85 - 1,102.85 NATAC - - - - Acquisition - - 2,392.00 2,392.00 Annual Monitoring - - - - ALPAC - - - - SUBTOTAL - 1,102.85 12,039.67 13,142.52 It was moved by ________________ and supported by __________________ to approve payment of claims in the amount of . . ... .. 699,213.66 May 2018 - Claims Report Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission 5A
INDIVIDUAL RESIDENT 582 560 510 128,560 123,272 109,072 INDIVIDUAL NON-RESIDENT 7 6 6 2,465 1,810 1,890 S/Y/D RESIDENT 664 664 658 110,635 110,950 109,705 S/Y/D NON-RESIDENT 5 6 4 1,210 1,620 1,040 FAMILY RESIDENT 94 101 89 43,455 47,908 47,553 FAMILY NON-RESIDENT - 1 1 - 743 743 FAMILY - ADDT'L MEMBER 15 7 13 888 495 850 SENIORS OVER 80 165 175 179 9,843 10,500 10,680 PERSONAL TRAINERS 10 14 13 2,600 3,575 3,900 30-DAY PASS 450 387 447 19,943 17,390 20,115 SEASONAL PASS 134 146 144 10,720 11,680 11,475 REPLACEMENT PASS 81 82 45 81 82 45 ANNUAL PASS FACILITY USE 103,193 86,486 84,714 PERCENT OF NON-RESIDENTS: 0.89 0.97 0.87 INDIVIDUAL RESIDENT 4,883 5,480 4,845 39,064 43,840 38,760 INDIVIDUAL NON-RESIDENT 272 276 598 2,448 2,484 5,382 S/Y/D RESIDENT 4,730 5,203 4,120 28,380 31,218 24,720 S/Y/D NON-RESIDENT 104 126 180 728 882 1,260 INDIVIDUAL FITNESS RESIDENT 135 110 103 1,080 880 824 INDIVIDUAL FITNESS NON-RESIDENT 4 5 20 36 45 180 SENIOR FITNESS RESIDENT 477 268 296 2,862 1,608 1,776 SENIOR FITNESS NON-RESIDENT 4 6 5 28 42 35 DAILY PASS/GIFT CERTIFICATE SALES - - - 3,797 2,323 2,645
REGULAR - 9 155 189 193 1,394 1,544 1,572 SR/JR/STUDENT - 9 108 115 105 1,361 1,441 1,488 LEAGUES - 9 3,084 3,816 3,439 46,260 61,056 55,024 REGULAR - 18 522 554 463 9,086 13,440 13,086 SR/JR/STUDENT - 18 829 903 774 15,106 15,639 14,884 TWI-LIGHT 489 390 432 7,543 6,191 7,606 WEEKENDS REGULAR - 9 82 67 48 1,758 1,419 1,062 SR/JR/STUDENT - 9 5 11 9 75 165 144 REGULAR - 18 901 1,000 649 28,225 29,361 22,265 SR/JR/STUDENT - 18 62 47 30 1,550 1,175 780 TWI-LIGHT 344 322 241 7,160 6,810 5,256 EARLY BIRD - 9 5 4 13 75 60 208 MEMBERSHIPS ULTIMATE PACKAGE 67 56 74 8,050 5,900 3,850 WEEKDAY PACKAGE 57 75 141 2,175 7,825 6,975 WEEKEND PACKAGE - 11 21 - 750 750 TWI-LIGHT PACKAGE 34 51 52 2,550 3,375 3,200
to properly choose and pack materials in their backpacks. Wilderness First Aid class, held in cooperation with REI on May 12-13; taught skills needed to be a first responder to an emergency in the wilderness. Naturalist held a program about eBird online database on May 5. Afterwards, participants
Washtenaw County Glow Disc Golf Club. Staff training was held throughout the month and included general orientation and training for EAP, CRP, day camp counselors, managers, accountants, Spray Park attendants, rangers, lifeguards, and concessions. Several school groups attended programs with naturalists. Summer season opened May 26. Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center Several new cameras with sharper resolution have been installed throughout the building
The park hosted the first Girls on the Run 5K on May 11 and 12. Three races were scheduled over the two days, but only two took place due to weather. 1,375 vehicles More than 1,300 people and 600 dogs participated in HVHS s Walk Wag on May 19. They surpassed their goal of 200,000 by raising more than 300,000 More than 2,800 patrons visited the water park on Memorial Day, May 28.
chicken coop. ROWE Professional Services has begun developing the detailed site implementation plan. An architect has developed plans for the rehabilitation of the workshop, which will be funded and managed by The Michigan Folk School. Sharon Mills Park Site work is nearly complete, with only a few landscape elements to be installed. The new crosswalk and signage is now in place.
Border-to-Border Trail (B2B) Davis construction continues to construct the first phase of The Loop (M-52 at Werkner Rd. to Green Lake Campground). Grading, wall installation, and boardwalk construction is underway. The second phase of The Loop (M-52 at the Green Lake Campground to N. Territorial) is now finalizing the engineering and easement plans because the DNR closed on the former Cunningham property. The trail alignment uses a portion of that land. Preliminary engineering, survey work, and environmental assessments are nearly complete from Zeeb Road at Huron River Drive to Wagner Road (3 miles). A Letter of Intent between the Parks and Recreation Commission, City of Ann Arbor, and Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative was executed, which outlines the terms of collaboration for a feasibility study to connect Barton Nature Area to Bandemer Park (the existing terminus of the B2B in the City).
The NAPP Crew removed invasive spring plants, including garlic mustard and dames rocket, at various parks and preserves: Weatherbee; Kosch Headwaters; Draper-Houston Meadows; Goodrich; Dominican Meadows; Scio Woods; DeVine; Brauer; Trinkle Marsh; Baker Woods; Squiers; Koenn; Spike; Sharon Short Hills; River Raisin; Leonard; Watkins Lake; Ervin-Stucki; Burns Stokes; Independence Lake Park; County Farm Park; Rolling Hills Park; Park Lyndon; Osborne Mill; and Parker Mill Park. Staff coordinated with the Grand Raisin Cluster to promote a series of events focused in the River Raisin Watershed. Sites include Watkins Lake and Leonard Preserve.
Re: MNRTF Grant Agreement: Russell Property Background In 2016, the Natural Areas Preservation Program (NAPP), received nomination 16.268 for the J. Russell property. The 17 acre nomination is located in Scio Township, contains a five-acre oak- savannah and has nearly a half-mile of frontage on the Huron River on Barton Pond. It also has the potential to be accessed by a future segment of the Border-to-Border Trail. At the close of Round 16, the Natural Areas Technical Advisory Committee recommended the J. Russell Property for further consideration by the Commission. At a meeting on March 21, 2017, the Commission passed a resolution authorizing staff to submit a grant application in the amount of 391,600 (61 of the estimated value) and titled Acquisition of the Huron River Preserve to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) to request funding to assist with purchase of the property. Discussion On December 6, 2017, the grant was recommended for award by the MNRTF board for the full value requested by the Commission. Execution of the Project Agreement between the DNR and WCPARC is necessary prior to incurring reimbursable expenses, which include a survey, Phase 1 ESA, and an appraisal. Pending the results of the due diligence, the Commission will be asked at a future meeting to authorize a purchase agreement with the landowner, with a detailed budget at that time. A portion of the purchase will be paid from NAPP millage funds, and a portion from Parks Acquisition and Development funds. Additional partnership discussions are also in process with Scio Township, City of Ann Arbor Greenbelt, and Legacy Land Conservancy to leverage Parks funds. Recommendation Based on staff review, it is my recommendation that the Commission pass the attached resolution to accept the grant and authorize staff to execute the project agreement with the DNR for the 391,600 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant titled Acquisition of the Huron River Preserve . Attachments. Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Tel: (734) 971-6337 2230 Platt Road / P.O. Box 8645 Fax: (734) 971-6386 Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107-8645 washtenaw.org/parks 6B
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3. To construct the project and provide such funds, services, and materials as may be necessary to satisfy the terms of said Agreement. 4. To regulate the use of the property acquired and reserved under this Agreement to assure the use thereof by the public on equal and reasonable terms.
g. To submit the appraisal(s) to the DEPARTMENT for approval no later than 120 days after the date of execution of this Agreement. No written offer or commitment to purchase land in the project area shall be transmitted by the GRANTEE until after approval has been given in writing by the DEPARTMENT.
o. To not develop any rights acquired by the GRANTEE in coal, oil, gas, sand, gravel or any other minerals in, on or under the lands in the project area in a manner that diminishes the usefulness of the project area for its intended purposes. In addition, GRANTEE agrees not to develop, or allow others to develop, any such minerals from sites adjacent to the project area in a manner that diminishes the usefulness of the project area for its intended purposes.
q. To erect and maintain a sign or other acknowledgement as approved by the DEPARTMENT on the property which designates this project as one having been acquired with the assistance of the MNRTF . The size, color, and design of this sign shall be in accordance with DEPARTMENT specifications.
s. To provide the DEPARTMENT for approval, a complete tariff schedule containing all charges to be assessed against the public utilizing the project area and/or any facilities constructed thereon, and to provide the DEPARTMENT for approval, all amendments thereto before the effective date of such amendments. Any tariff schedule proposed shall provide solely for sufficient revenues to cover the costs of operating, maintaining and/or developing the premises and/or any facilities provided thereon. Preferential membership or annual permit systems are prohibited at this site. Differences in admission and other fees may be instituted on the basis of residence. Nonresident fees shall not exceed twice that charged residents. If no resident fees are charged, nonresident fees may not exceed the rate charged residents at other comparable state and local public recreation facilities.
u. To furnish the DEPARTMENT, upon request, detailed statements covering the annual operation of project area and/or facilities, including income and expenses and such other information the Page 5 of 11 PR1921 (Rev. 01/28/2014)TF17-0240 33 DEPARTMENT might reasonably require.
w. To maintain the premises in such condition as to comply with all federal , State, and local laws which may be applicable and to make any and all payments required to pay any and all taxes, fees, or assessments legally imposed against the project area. x. To make the project area and any facilities located thereon and the land and water access ways to them open to the public within 90 days of the date of acquisition and to keep them open to the public at all times on equal and reasonable terms. No individual shall be denied ingress or egress thereto or the use thereof on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, residence, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status or disability. y. To make the project area and any future facilities provided thereon available for public outdoor recreation in perpetuity and in accordance with uses described in this Agreement and APPENDIX C , to regulate the use thereof and to provide for the maintenance thereof to the satisfaction of the DEPARTMENT, and to appropriate such moneys and/or provide such services as shall be necessary to provide such adequate maintenance.
14. Should title to the lands in the project area or any portion thereof be acquired from the GRANTEE by any other entity through exercise of the power of eminent domain, the GRANTEE agrees that the proceeds awarded to the GRANTEE shall be used to replace the lands affected with outdoor recreation properties of equal or greater fair market value, and of reasonably equivalent usefulness and location. The DEPARTMENT shall approve such replacement only upon such conditions as it deems necessary to assure the substitution with other outdoor recreation properties of equal or greater fair market value and of reasonably equivalent usefulness and location. Such replacement land shall be subject to all the provisions of this Agreement. 15.The GRANTEE acknowledges that:
Page 9 of 11 PR1921 (Rev. 01/28/2014)TF17-0240 37 Required - Please choose one Acquisition Closing Option Desired: This project will be completed utilizing a grant reimbursement process. Grantee will purchase land and seek reimbursement after closing. This project will be completed utilizing an escrow closing process. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have hereunto set their hands and seals, on this date Approved by resolution (true copy attached) of the ______________________, date _____________________ meeting of the __________________________________. (special or regular) (name of approving body) GRANTEE SIGNED: By Print Name: Title: Date: Grantee's Federal ID 38-6004894 MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES SIGNED: By Title: Manager, Grants Management Date: Steve DeBrabander Page 10 of 11 PR1921 (Rev. 01/28/2014)TF17-0240 38 Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission MEMORANDUM
Re: Riverside Park Accessible Playground Proposal City of Ypsilanti Background Riverside Park is a centrally-located park on the Huron River and Border-to-Border Trail near downtown Ypsilanti. It hosts many major events within the City, and serves as the primary pedestrian and nonmotorized link between Depot Town and Downtown. The park is accessible from the north and the south, and has dedicated parking at both these entrances and until the early 1990s, there was a playground in Riverside. In early 2015, a group of neighbors came together before the City of Ypsilanti Parks Recreation Commission to ask them to pursue construction of a new playground in Riverside Park, as there was not a centrally-located nor an accessible playground in the City. With the Recreation Commission s support, these neighbors and other interested parties formed a subcommittee to design, locate, and fundraise for the playground project. A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) was secured for 125,000 to construct the playground. The stakeholders initially pursued a unique, custom design of tubular metal, called a playline design. This design was accessible and artistic, but it became clear at public meetings that there would be issues with being recognized as a traditional playground. Thus, more traditional designs were pursued in 2017 and ultimately the subcommittee selected GameTime s Campaigner (images of the playground will be provided at the meeting), due to it being the most accessible of the options. The playground was presented to the public for feedback on April 9, and went to the City Parks Recreation Commission on April 10th. They affirmed the selection and recommended it to City Council for moving forward.
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