Norway council approves five year recreation plan


Staff Writer

NORWAY – Norway City Council on Monday updated its five-year parks and recreation plan.

City Manager Ray Anderson said an updated or current five-year parks plan is required to apply and be eligible for grant funding from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

The capital improvement schedule for 2013-18 proposes a variety of improvements to enhance Marion Park, Hanbury Lake Park, Norway Myr Wetland Park, Strawberry Lake Park, the soccer field, 3rd Ward Park, the trail system, the sledding hill and continue the city’s urban forestry program.

The new plan also has updated United States Census information.

No one commented at a public hearing, which was held prior to the approval of the plan.

To view the plan, contact City Hall.

In other action, council:

– Increased the green fees by $1 from last year’s rates for the condition level 2 rate for nine holes at Oak Crest Golf Course. All other rates are the same. Council also gave the city manager the authority to make minor changes or additions to the schedule as needed throughout the golfing season.

– Approved the purchase and installation of a flatscreen computer at the hydroelectric from RGB Consulting Services LLC of Schofield, Wis. for a price not exceed $2,775.

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