1. Iron Belle Trail

a.  Description:
     
          i.  The Iron Belle Trail project consists of the construction of an 11.5 mile long, 10 foot wide, crushed limestone trail starting at Passenheim Rd in Waters, and extending north to Fairview Rd in Gaylord.  The trail is an extension of the North Central State Trail, which begins at Fairview Rd in Gaylord and extends north to Mackinaw City.  The local trail project is part of the larger state Iron Belle Trail, planned to be Michigan’s “showcase trail”.  Once completed, the trail will extend over 2,000 miles from the far western tip of the U.P. to Belle Isle in Detroit.  The trail through Otsego County is slated to open in late fall of 2018.

b.  Plans/Renderings

           i.  State Wide Overview:
http://www.michigandnr.com/Publications/PDFS/RecreationCamping/Iron_Belle_Trail.pdf
 
           
         ii.  Plans:
Iron Belle Trail Plans

c.  Photos:  

           i.  Iron Belle Trail Photos

d.  Funding sources:

           i.  Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant: $1,380,000.00
          ii.  Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant: $600,000.00
         iii.  Iron Belle Trail grant: $30,000.00
         iv.  Local funding between Otsego County, Otsego Lake Township, and Bagley Township: $610,000.00
          v.  Department of Natural Resources Trail Program grant: $318,000.00

e.  Newspaper articles:

           i.  GHT Article:
https://www.petoskeynews.com/gaylord/featured-ght/top-gallery/trail-extension-work-starts/article_b126c1d3-e5af-57e7-a53a-8bac6aaadfda.html
          ii.  GHT Article:
https://www.petoskeynews.com/gaylord/featured-ght/top-gallery/trails-projects-look-to-see-construction-in/article_bdcea02f-da25-508a-9cb0-e6336e26e4d8.html
         iii.  NEMCOG:
http://www.discovernortheastmichigan.org/otsegoironbelle.asp
         iv.  DNR Iron Belle Trail Website:
https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79133_79206_83634—,00.html


2.  IRON BELLE TRAILHEAD


a. Description:

            i.  The Iron Belle Trailhead will be built on the east side of the railroad tracks between Main and Mitchell streets.  The project is part of the Iron Belle Trail expansion and will include a pavilion with outdoor seating and restrooms, an area for parking landscaping, and bike racks.  The preliminary design incorporates key design elements from both the City Streetscape Project and the County Lawn Project.  The entrance to the trailhead would be on Main and exit on Mitchell.  The project is estimated to start in Spring 2019, with a completion date of Summer 2019.

b.  Plans/Renderings:

           i.  Preliminary drawing:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/q0frleamg4h0rhl/150121_151221_Gaylord%20Trailhead%20Concept.pdf?dl=1
          ii.  Preliminary Pavilion Rendering:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gbjrz9veyr91oph/Otsego%20trailhead%20pavilion%20final%20rendering.pdf?dl=1
iii.  Preliminary Site Rendering:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jpcjq3061wj531l/Rendered%20Trailhead%20Concept.pdf?dl=1

c.  Photos:  N/A

d.  Funding sources:

            i.  Michigan DNR Trust Fund:  $300,000

           ii.  Michigan DNR Recreational Trails Program:  $400,000.00

e.  Newspaper articles:

            i.  GHT:
https://www.petoskeynews.com/gaylord/featured-ght/top-gallery/trails-projects-look-to-see-construction-in/article_bdcea02f-da25-508a-9cb0-e6336e26e4d8.html
          ii.  9&10 News:
https://www.9and10news.com/2018/02/22/new-trailhead-coming-gaylord/


3.  LIBRARY


a.  Description:

             i.  The Otsego County Library is seeing space added onto the west and north sides as well as the construction of a second floor.  Overall, the project will consist of approximately 15,100 sf of additional space; an approximately 8,800 sf addition to the first floor, and an approximately 6,300 sf addition of a new second floor.  The main floor addition will accommodate a much larger youth area, where families will find age-appropriate spaces for preschoolers to teens.  The upper level will house a meeting room for Library programming, with an after-hours entrance for use by community groups, as well as space for storage, archives, and future needs.  The planned completion of the addition is late December 2018.

b.  Plans/Renderings:

            i.  Lower level plan:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ictcdkwnqqtmk5j/Library-A-201-Lower-Level-Plan.pdf?dl=1
           ii.  Upper level plan:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vdbwz6erxlwy2ls/Library-A-202-Upper-Level-Plan.pdf?dl=1
          iii.  North and East View:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/l1nl50o8h3b7nme/Library-A-300-North-East-View.pdf?dl=1
          iv.  West and South View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1kkzp4b5a9mttk8/Library-A-301-West-South-View.pdf?dl=1
           v.  3D rendering: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wxgi9679yirexz2/3D_Rendering.pdf?dl=1

          vi.  Site Plan:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ximuo4xwxfjttzs/Library-C300-Site-Plan.pdf?dl=1

c.  Photos:                        i. https://www.dropbox.com/s/31d90cm00vc87dt/22550268_1956962450988527_7110732751709970115_o.jpg?dl=1

d.  Funding sources:

            i.  6-year 0.375 Bond Millage: $2,250,000.00

           ii.  Designated Building Fund: $100,000.00

          iii.  Delinquent Tax Fund: $100,000.00

          iv.  Library’s Technology Fund:  $45,501.00

           v.  Otsego County Community Foundation/Library Fund: $93,650.00

          vi.  Friends of the Library: $15,000.00

         vii.  Private Donations: $5,500.00

e.  Newspaper articles:

            i. https://www.petoskeynews.com/gaylord/featured-ght/top-gallery/bonding-process-to-finance-library-expansion-begins/article_b76bc828-68ce-5365-87b1-cd4a9e63a454.html
           ii. https://www.petoskeynews.com/gaylord/featured-ght/top-gallery/library-expansion-work-to-resume/article_1dd9d7e9-8164-562c-b616-266b7fa1cb7a.html


4.  ENTRANCE TO GROEN NATURE PRESERVE


a.  Description:

            i.  The Groen Nature Preserve New Entrance Drive and Parking Lot Project consists of the installation of a new crushed limestone driveway, parking lot and pathway, concrete sidewalk with curb and gutter, and cultured stone veneer [pillared entrance with an asphalt approach.  The entire drive will be landscaped with approximately 70 sugar maple trees.  The project is slated to begin in Spring of 2019.

b.  Plans/Renderings:

            i.  Entrance rendering: 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/72l7ljehsxf01ea/Gate_Color_3D.pdf?dl=1

           ii.  Plan drawing: 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3zz3zj7i8zfpae9/Groen_Plan.pdf?dl=1

c.  Photos:  N/A

d.  Funding sources:

            i.  Groen Project Trust Fund: Amount TBD (still in bidding process)

e.  Newspaper articles:

            i.  Otsego County P&R: https://www.otsegocountymi.gov/county-government-2/parks-recreation/louis-groen-nature-preserve/

           ii.  GHT: https://www.petoskeynews.com/gaylord/featured-ght/top-gallery/preserve-transaction-complete-county-receives-final-acres-of-groen-property/article_db5b1f1b-5ffe-519a-8a09-16ac78ccb381.html

          iii.  GHT: https://www.petoskeynews.com/gaylord/featured-ght/top-gallery/groen-nature-preserve-has-lots-to-offer/article_2cb9804d-b407-5430-a4e3-5df29bdbe706.html


5.  COMMUNITY CENTER BLEACHERS


a.  Description:

            i.  The Gaylord Community Center recently received a facelift in the form of updated seating.  The community Center Bleacher Project consisted of removing the old wooden seats in the gymnasium and replacing them with bleachers.  The project was completed in the summer of 2018.

b.  Plans/Renderings: N/A

c.  Photos:

           i. https://www.dropbox.com/s/x4xa3yolbnm2soe/123_1.jpeg?dl=1

d.  Funding sources:

            i.  Parks and Recreation Department

e.   Newspaper articles:  N/A

 

 

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