Cedarville Harbor Project
The marina building is nearing completion on the inside as electrical and plumbing fixtures are in place, and dry wall installed. S-n-K Construction has worked hard since awarded the bid last October and the new marina building will be an attractive and useful addition to the community.
The Recreation Committee met in January and recommended the Township Board pursue funding for development of four projects:
- Lakeside Road launch ramp.
- Prentiss Bay launch ramp.
- A bridge across Pearson Creek for non-motorized use int he summer and snowmobiles in the winter.
- Development of a mountain bike trail near Peek-a-Boo Hill Trail.
The Committee will be researching ways to develop a connecting trail from the Cedarville harbor to Hessel for residents to enjoy and to help promote a variety of tourism related activities.
The Township purchased a parcel of land on Weston Ave kitty-corner to the firehall and abutting Pearson Creek to assist with parking for those using the Cedarville harbor. A bridge across Pearson Creek will allow for walking and strolling in the spring, summer and fall from the marina to town, and then, once all access trails are connected, snowmobile access from the harbor to the EZ Mart store, and then across M134 to the snowmobile trails.
The Township was awarded a $3000 grant from the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation to help with the construction of toilet facilities at the Duck Bay dock for the Aldo Leopold Preserve. The facilities will include composting toilets. This project will begin in spring 2019. The Little Traverse Conservancy is collaborating with the Township on this project.