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Seeking input

Marquette Township officials encourage public to attend visioning session

MARQUETTE — Marquette Township officials and Michigan State University are seeking community input for its U.S. 41 Corridor Climate and Health Adaptation vision from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Marquette Township Hall community room.

Residents are encouraged to attend the session as officials hope to obtain the “voice and creativity of the public” to direct the vision of the U.S. 41/M-28 corridor from Brookton Road to Commerce Drive, which is slated to be part of a Michigan Department of Transportation reconstruction project in 2021.

The township is one of two Marquette County communities that has been selected to receive $30,000 in planning through a graphic visioning process that “provides communities with a set of images and recommendations to guide the adaptation improvements in their area that address climate and health,” as part of the Marquette Area Climate & Health Adaptation Action, or MACH A2.

In a previous interview, Marquette Township Planning and Zoning Administrator Jason McCarthy said public input is “paramount to any planning process.”

“It allows issues and opportunities to be voiced and for a common vision to be generated.” McCarthy said.

Only Marquette County municipalities were eligible for the planning grants, which will be provided under the MSU Sustainable Built Environment Initiative with funding provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The city of Negaunee will hold its visioning session, centered on the Teal Lake Shoreline on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Lakeview Elementary School.

Lisa Bowers can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 242. Her email address is lbowers@miningjournal.net.