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By Seth Kinker, skinker@thesuntimesnews.com

The Dexter Parks and Recreation Commission (DPRC) met on June 18 and continued to talk about photography services and the Mill Creek Park Phase II.

With the city approving the DPRC’s recommendation to hire Jen Prouty the DPRC discussed reminding her to not take photos that could be easily dated, specific business signs that might change over the years being one example.

Seasonal shots of all the parks were another suggestion for Prouty from the DPRC, Plein Air won’t be one of those focus’ as the city has up to date photos.

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Finally, they discussed phase II of the Mill Creek Park trail. At the June 10 Dexter board of education meeting, they agreed to the $17,000 easement, pending approval of memos of understanding with the city. The city met on the same night and agreed to both documents as well.

In May, Assistant to the City Manager and staff liaison Justin Breyer reported that they had submitted their permit to the former DEQ, now dubbed the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).

The goal was to have all the decisions and necessary work before construction can begin done and submitted by mid-June.

With the Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant being received for this project from the state, it must go through the bid process. Breyer told The Sun Times they’re looking at getting in the September letting, which would mean bids would be due that month before full construction could begin.

During the June 18 meeting, Breyer reported tree clearing and the boardwalk/path would be the initial focus factoring in weather.

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