Clark Road Park and Wind Turbine Approved in Hartland
Hartland Township board approves site plans for two new projects.
The Hartland Township board approved site plans for two projects in Hartland during Tuesday night's board meeting.
Plan for Clark Road Park Approved
The first plan approved was for the Clark Road Park, a new public park, which will be located on the west side of Clark Road between Dunham and Highland Roads.
Expected to break ground in the spring of 2013, the park will be constructed in three phases and will include a multi-use recreational pathway and a gravel parking lot. Plans show that the park may also include a pavilion and possible playground.
The HERO organization, which is currently working to launch the new teen center in Hartland, is considering the possibility of undertaking the new playground project at Clark Road, according to trustee Joe Colaianne.
“The whole concept behind HERO is to be the nonprofit that helps with some of these projects,” he said. “It’s being taken under consideration by the HERO board.”
Focusing on the teen center is the board’s priority right now, according to Colaianne, but says they are considering it as a possible second project.
Wind Turbine Approved for Hartland High School
The second site plan approved during Tuesday night’s meeting was the construction of a wind turbine at Hartland High School.
The high school was issued a grant to build the wind turbine which would be in conjunction with an Alternative Energies class that is offered at the school. The structure would be more of an ”educational aid” according to clerk Larry Hopkins.
“They're not really looking at this to generate a lot of power,” he said. “They want it more as a teaching tool.”
The turbine, which would be located on the west side of the building near the softball fields and would not exceed more than 40 feet in height, according to the plan, and would generate approximately 3,000 watts of energy.
Board Approves HERO Agreement
The Hartland Township also approved an agreement for the operation of the Next Door teen center and old township hall to the HERO organization, which would include reservations for meeting areas and routine cleaning.
Community organizations will be able to rent space for meetings or other events through the HERO board for a "nominal fee," according to Township manager James Wickman.
An open house for the teen center will take place on Sept. 22 during the Hartland Heritage Day activities.