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At tonight’s Park Commission meeting (7 p.m. at the Peninsula Township Hall), discussion will take place regarding a $30,000 request in the coming budget year for Bowers Harbor Park improvements.

In a memo to the Park Commission dated Feb. 4, 2017, Susie Shipman, chair of the Bowers Harbor Park Expansion Committee, outlined the breakdown of the budget request (rounded up), including:

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$20,000 (installed cost estimate) – Fencing to fence the west boundary with two-wire fence, and south, east and north boundaries with split rail fence. Excess funds could be used to fence the east or west side of north Bowers Harbor Park. Approximately $25,000 could complete all of the fencing for both the north park and the expansion.

$1500 to $2000 – Cleanup/additional signage/kiosk/trash pickup, doggie dispenser refilling and miscellaneous.

$3000 – Contingency (may need to complete an update to the wetland delineation, which wasn’t needed in 2016).

Unknown cost (pending quote) – Mowing of entrance, parking lot and loop trail that connects to north Bowers Harbor Park from spring through fall.

The meeting will include time for citizen comments.

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