On December 3, Joseph McGinn, Senior Manager for Public Affairs for Sunoco Logistics, presented a check for $25,000 to officials from Oakland County, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), Milford Township and the Huron-Clinton Metroparks (HCMA) to cover part of the cost for constructing a pedestrian and equestrian crosswalk on Milford Road at the Kensington Metropark Trail Connector at the East Huron River Parkway intersection.
The crossing, which will be built to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, is slated for construction by the RCOC in the spring of 2014.
“This project will be ADA compliant benefiting both pedestrians and equestrians. It has been in the works for several years and with this generous contribution by Sunoco, adequate funding is now in place and the project can be completed,” said John McCulloch, director of the Metroparks.
Along with Sunoco’s contribution, Milford Township will contribute $5,000, the Metroparks will contribute $17,000 and West Bay Exploration Company will contribute $3,000. In addition, RCOC is contributing the project design and construction-inspection services; valued at approximately $12,000. Total project cost is expected to be approximately $62,000.
On hand for the check presentation were Oakland County Board of Commissioners Chairman Mike Gingell, Metroparks Director John McCulloch, Metroparks Deputy Director George Phifer, Milford Township Supervisor Don Green, Oakland County Commissioner Phil Wiepert, RCOC Chairman Greg Jamian, RCOC Vice Chairman Ron Fowkes and RCOC Commissioner Eric Wilson.
Located along the Huron and Clinton rivers, the Metroparks provide a natural oasis from urban and suburban life as well as year-round recreational activities and events. A regional park system, the Metroparks consist of 13 beautiful parks covering nearly 25,000 acres, ten spectacular public golf courses and two marinas on Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, respectively.
The parks also offer scenic nature trails, breathtaking beaches, educational activities and exciting winter sports. A vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. General information can be found at www.metroparks.com or by calling 1-800-47-PARKS.
Information provided in press release.