The City of Fenton in conjunction with Southern Lakes Parks & Recreation, Fenton Township, the City of Linden and the LAFF Pathway organization are set to apply for County, State & Federal TAP (Transportation Alternatives Programs) grants.
$108,000 locally raised dollars could get $732,000 grant dollars!
LAFF Pathway $48,000
Southern Lakes Parks & rec $15,000
City of Fenton $15,000
Total so far: $78,000
Only $30,000 more to go! - Sounds like a lot? Its actually only $5,000 per year over the next 3 years for the remaining municipalities.
Remaining entities expected to contribute to meet the local match requirements:
Fenton Township - Voting Monday Sept 17th, 7:30pm - Fenton Township Hall (lower level), 12060 Mantawauka Drive, Fenton.
City of Linden - Voting Monday, September 24th, 7pm - Linden Council Chamber, 201 N. Main Street, Linden.
We need your support, by attending either or both of the above meetings where a vote will be taken to provide identical financial support for this TAP grant. If you're available - please attend and offer encouragement to support the largest regional project of our time.
LET’S PUT IT ON THE GROUND
b) A current project timeline
c) Maps of proposed pathways
d) News & information
e) Links to our Facebook page – “LAFF Pathway-Community Page”
f) A resident’s survey on pathways
g) How to get involved
2) A = Argentine
3) F = Fenton
4) F = Fenton Township
5) Other communities interested in connecting with LAFF? Holly, Byron, Tyrone Township, Seven Lakes Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - (a potential 16+ miles of pathway).
A joint resolution from the communities of the City of Linden, Argentine Township, City of Fenton and Fenton Township was approved and signed to support the planning, development and construction of non-motorized trails and pathways within their communities for the the purposes of promoting smart growth and alternate forms of transportation that will create strategic growth, environmental integrity, economic prosperity, and social equality, making all communities in southern Genesee County great places to work, live and play. Resolutions were approved in August and September, 2015.
A resolution request is currently before the Southern Lakes Parks and Recreation Commission for their consideration.
We accomplished the Fenton Township Board of Trustees approval and support for the resolution!
City of Linden and City of Fenton have already approved it at their council meetings. Argentine Township approved the format and resolution at their last meeting and will approve signing at their meeting on September, 28.