City sets 2014 goals

At a recent work session and meeting, Grand Haven leaders discussed their goals for 2014 and beyond, allowing city officials to set their sights on immediate and long-term needs.
Alex Doty
Jan 7, 2014

“It’s the things we’ve been talking about, and we just keep plugging along at it. There’s always something to do,” Mayor Geri McCaleb said. “These are things that are important to us and these are things that we want to see happen.”

The city’s goals are broken down into three categories: immediate projects, broader ideas, and longer-term projects and ideas.

“We usually come to quite a bit of consensus on what is important to everyone,” McCaleb said.

Topping the city’s list for 2014 is improvements on the north shore.

“We talked about finally tackling North Shore Drive and giving the folks there a safer route to travel,” McCaleb said. “We wanted to make that a safer stretch of road.”

Improvements city officials would like to see out there include a path for people to walk and bike.

“What is the best way to put a bike path in?” McCaleb posed. “What is the best way we can accomplish this because of the environment it is in?”

McCaleb said figuring out drainage and sidewalk locations are some of the challenges the city would look at once they sat down and began to engineer a project.

The mayor noted that a North Shore Drive project isn’t part of the recent bond proposal approved by city voters this past November, so funds would have to come from some other source.

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.



Whatever happened to the idea of installing a drinking fountain at Bicentennial Park? First things first, gentlemen! LOL

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