As the summer tourism season approaches, Saugatuck leaders consider
renovation ideas that could save one of the city's most picturesque
visitor attractions. Nearly $150,000 is already in city coffers,
earmarked for an earlier renovation project that's been scrapped.
According to excerpts from the story:
R.J. Peterson has his own idea for
solving the Mt. Baldhead stairs dilemma: instead of rebuilding them on
the dune’s east side, build new on the west.
The Tower Marine
owner outlined his thoughts at the Saugatuck City Council meeting
Monday. “Sure, it’s different,” he told The Commercial Record. “Where
do you get doing things the same all the time?”
The wooden steps
which have long led from city-owned Mt. Baldhead Park to the sand
dune’s summit are showing their age and difficult to repair.
city, armed with a $63,800 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant
matched by $81,200 of its own, hoped this year to renovate the
structure—until learning its 2002 plans do not meet since-revised
Michigan Building Code standards.
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