ADOPTED - JUNE 14, 2005
Agenda Item No. 6
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF LANSING FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF A NON-MOTORIZED PATHWAY THROUGH
SCOTT WOODS PARK
WHEREAS, the City of Lansing and Ingham County have identified a joint interest in establishing a non-motorized pathway connecting the River Trail to Hawk Island Park; and
WHEREAS, the City of Lansing will be constructing the Scott Woods portion of the pathway, which is directly adjacent to and a continuation of the Hawk Island Loop Trail; and
WHEREAS, the proximity of the trail section to Hawk Island Park with its maintenance personnel, law enforcement personnel, and equipment resources would allow the Parks Department to patrol and maintain that section of the trail without any additional cost; and
WHEREAS, maintenance of that section of the trail would be more difficult for the City of Lansing because of their lack of maintenance resources in that area; and
WHEREAS, for law enforcement purposes it is desirable to have that section of the trail under the complete jurisdiction of the Ingham County Parks Police; and
WHEREAS, the Ingham County Pa rks and Recreation Commission recommends that a long-term easement for the trail be sought from the City of Lansing transferring operational jurisdiction to Ingham County.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners approves entering into an agreement with the City of Lansing transferring operational jurisdiction of the non-motorized pathway through Scott Woods Park to Ingham County.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Chairperson and County Clerk are authorized to sign said contract documents after approval by the Corporation Counsel as to form.
COUNTY SERVICES: Yeas: Celentino, Copedge, De Leon, Schor, Severino, Vickers
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 6/7/05
FINANCE: Yeas: Dedden, Swope, Hertel, Schor,
Nays: None Absent: Thomas Approved 6/8/05