Tri States Public Radio Staff
Thu May 31, 2012
Changes Coming to Macomb's Spring Lake Park
The city plans to lay out 100 new camp sites to the south and west of the existing campgrounds at Spring Lake Park.
City Administrator Dean Torreson told aldermen the development can be done in stages.
“Maybe 20 at a time or something like that, 25 at a time as we can afford it and as the market can absorb it,” Torreson said.
A city memo said once the project is completed, the city will rework some existing sites. That project will include installation of new utility lines.
Alderman At Large Don Wynn, who is a member of the Park and Pool Committee, feels the expansion project is needed.
“It's going to take some of the pressure off the existing campgrounds,” Wynn said.
The first step will be the hiring of an engineering firm to come up with a design and deal with other details. Aldermen are expected to approve a contract during their June 4, 2012 meeting.
Also at that meeting, the city council will be asked to approve a bid for replacing the pedestrian bridge over the Spring Lake spillway.
Installation of the powder-coated steel walkway will be done the Public Works Department. The Park District staff might assist; however, the Park District will not help pay for either project -- both will be covered entirely by the city.