By Seth Kinker, firstname.lastname@example.org
The proposal of a River Raisin Park is getting closer to reality. During last week’s village council meeting, Village Manager Jeff Wallace notified council that the dredging contract has been signed.
The dredging of water needs to happen before park construction can begin. Dredging wasn’t allowed to begin until the first week in July by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Department of Environmental Equality due to spawning season for fish.
Once dredging begins the first week in July it is expected to take about two weeks. The bid package for construction is expected to be ready to go by July 4. At the moment, there is no contractor in place for the park.
After a preliminary layout of the park was presented by SmithGroupJJR, the company contracted to design the park, the original plan was revised to include more lighting. LED lighting was added to the proposed plans and council discussed style and location for the lights.