As you may know, Springdale Township joined our Initiative last month, and this Manistee County community has decided to take full advantage of participation by writing its first ever master plan. The process began, as always, with a Visioning Session. It was attended by just over 30 citizens whose top priorities were staying rural, using zoning to control blight, and youth recreation; the full summary is on Springdale’s community page (look under “Springdale Project Documents” on the sidebar). The page also sports a brand-new history feature, so please do stick around and read a little of that too!
A makeup visioning session was also held last week for residents of Arcadia, Blaine, Crystal Lake, Gilmore, and Joyfield Townships who were unable to attend the original sessions in those communities. Arcadia again had the largest turnout at 10 residents, and a pair each from Crystal Lake and Blaine added their voices to this regional collaboration. Those three communities’ Vision Session summaries have been updated to reflect this new input.
And I know we’ve been teasing you with a makeup session for Pleasanton and Bear Lake Townships that will be combined with a first session for Bear Lake Village. It is aaaaaaaaaalmost scheduled, we promise! Our original venue is out of commission due to getting its floors spiffed up, but we think we’ve found an alternative and will let you know just as soon as we can nail it down–maybe even today!