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Breitung Township Board develops recreation plan

QUINNESEC — The Breitung Township Board on Monday adopted a five-year recreation plan, ahead of the Feb. 1 deadline set by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to vie for various grants.

The plan serves as an indicator of goals and policies and a means of stimulating public interest and participation in local recreation, among other things.

According to the plan, the township intends to allocate about $90,000 to $120,000 a year to maintain and upgrade existing facilities and may build a splash pad with handicapped parking and access.

The plan is available for review at the Breitung Township Hall or online at www.breitungtwp.org.

In other business, the board:

— Contracted with Coleman Engineering of Iron Mountain for $2,000 to host the township’s geographical information system through Dec. 31.

— Hired Teck Solutions Inc. of Kingsford for $15,134 to upgrade township servers and work stations.

— Raised Assessing Assistant Abbey Taylor’s hourly wage to $19.85, retroactive to Jan. 1.

— Approved mileage and meals for Bill Hasse and Abbey Taylor to attend the Michigan Townships Association Board of Review training in Marquette on Monday, plus registration costs, mileage and class fees for Leon Patterson and Bill Dixon to attend training in Harris on Feb. 12.

— Hired Theresa Boyer as a part-time custodian with the Department of Public Works.

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