Manistee Disc Golf Course Approved, Expected to Cost $ 60,115



MANISTEE — A disc golf course at Lighthouse Park was unanimously approved at the Manistee City Council meeting on Tuesday. The total cost of the project is budgeted at $ 60,115, with $ 34,565 in in-kind services.

These in-kind services would be provided by the Manistee Department of Public Works with cash consideration of $ 3,050 and grant proceeds of $ 22,500.s.

DPW Director Jeff Mikula also said that DPW was putting money into the project, so it wouldn’t just be the board and volunteers funding the project. That being said, Mayor Lynda Beaton said she was struggling to vote on the project.

“I think it’s a big project for us. I always struggle with those kinds of decisions about how to vote on something like this, because I know it will serve a little more than the general population. So it is, I have in my head that I have to evaluate, you know the value of the time that we recover.

“So I’ve been going back and forth in my head all morning or all day, I should say how to vote on this,” Beaton said.

That being said, Beaton joined the rest of the board in unanimously approving the project.

Also at the meeting was reviewing the approval of a crane truck for the sewage service, updating information with the military to keep a Civil War era cannon currently on display at the Veterans Memorial Park, and the appointment of people to vacant positions on boards and commissions, as well as a presentation to the board by the Manistee City Parks Commission.

Most of the agenda items were relatively routine and were approved unanimously and received little discussion.

However, fourth district council member Jermaine Sullivan had several questions regarding the purchase of the crane truck. Sullivan asked why many of the city’s trucks had to be replaced, because in recent council meetings there have been requests for new municipal equipment, especially trucks and heavy machinery.

Mikula noted that there have been numerous equipment failures, and the DPW has tried to lengthen the life of some of the trucks, even after they have been scheduled to be replaced and sometimes the trucks fall. down before they could get the new equipment. For example, the current crane truck that DPW is asking to replace is over 20 years old.

According to the meeting agenda, “The current truck # 130 is a 2000 GMC K3500 and is scheduled for replacement. A quote has been requested from Gorno Ford as part of its MiDeals contract # 071B7700181 for a cab and a chassis, service body and crane. Cab, chassis and service body will be paid for from the Motor Pool Fund and the crane will be paid for from the sewer operating budget. “

DPW was requesting a 9 foot Ford F-450 2022, CM-CB service body and an EC-3200 Stellar crane truck for crane sewer service which would cost Gorno Ford $ 82,543.00.

Mikula also noted that the older model was from 2000 and that the truck was purchased before one of her two sons was born, and that they are both in college now.


The disc golf course is part of a “new era” for the parks commission



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