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					Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority
Organizational Meeting
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Genoa Township Hall, Dorr Rd.

AGENDA
   1. Call to Order
   2. Election of Officers
   3. Adjournment
Officer Elections
Following the Articles of Incorporation, the officers (Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer and
Secretary) of the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority shall serve until the organizational
meeting of the following year or until their respective successors shall be selected and
qualified. During the organizational meeting, we must elect new or re-elect officers to serve a
term not to exceed one year.
We have made remarkable progress this past year and much of it due to the responsible
governing of the current board. As we move into our first year as a stand-alone organization
we believe that keeping the same composition amongst the officers would be in our best
interest. To confirm that all is going well and to make our work as efficient and effective as
possible, we are proposing that the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority retain the same
officers who have served for the past year in the following positions:
Chairman: Todd Smith
Vice-Chairman: Sean Dunleavy
Treasurer: Paula Wyckoff
Secretary: Steve Manor


Action Required: A motion to approve the slate of officers to serve a one year term for the
2008-2009 fiscal year as follows: Todd Smith (Genoa Township) as Chairman; Sean Dunleavy
(Oceola Township) as Vice-Chairman; Paula Wyckoff (Marion Township) as Treasurer; and
Steve Manor (City of Howell) as Secretary.
Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority
Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Genoa Township Hall, Dorr Rd.

AGENDA
   4. Call to Order
   5. Approve Minutes dated June 10, 2008
   6. Call to the Public (for any items not on the agenda)
   7. Approve Agenda
   8. Correspondence
   9. Directors Report
   10. Master Planning (preparing for 30 day public review)
   11. Future Funding Growth and Millage (discussion)
   12. Budget Amendment (discussion/approval)
   13. By-Laws for the Authority (discussion)
   14. Authority meeting agenda for FY2009 (discussion/approval)
   15. Genoa & Oceola Township Athletic Fields Lease (discussion/approval)
   16. Programs that deviate from 3 tier participation fee (discussion/approval)
   17. Director Evaluation Process (discussion)
   18. Financial Register Reports for July 2008
   19. Old Business
          a. Approve bid for Insurance Carrier (approval)
   20. New Business
   21. Member Discussion
   22. Next Meeting – Tuesday, September 16 (Marion Township Hall)
   23. Adjourn
Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority
Board Meeting Minutes
June 10, 2008

Call to Order
Todd Smith called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm

Members Present
Paula Wyckoff, Tom Austin (Commission Member), Steve Manor, Sean Dunleavy, Todd Smith, Rick
Terres

Members Absent
None.

Also Present
Director Deborah E. Mikula, Livingston Community News Reporter Laurie Humphrey, Carlisle Wortman
consultant Lucie Fortin, Cassie Matlock

Approval of Minutes
Motion by Dunleavy and support by Wyckoff to approve the regular meeting minutes for the Recreation
Authority dated May 13, 2008. Motion carried unanimously.

Call to Public
None.

Approval of Agenda
Motion by Manor and support by Dunleavy to approve the agenda dated June 10, 2008, with the
removal of item #12. Motion carried unanimously.

Correspondence
None.

Director’s Report
Mikula stated that the articles of incorporation have been approved by all municipalities at this point.
We have listened to the townships’ concerns and updated all the old information. We will have a copy
ready as soon as we have Gary’s signature to send to the Secretary of State and the township clerks.

For our United Way grants, we were one of two organizations that received an increase. We made a
very concerted effort with the teen center and senior center. The senior center was brought up to
$11,000, which brought a bit more equity to our center with other area centers. The teen center
received an increase of $650, with which we are hoping to open again on Fridays, but we are still trying
to find additional funding. Among changes in the Senior Center; the Bingo group has left and taken all
of their equipment. We are looking at our programming options as we have a large base of disabled
people that frequent our center on Mondays. Also, we have been holding senior forums to answer
questions that seniors have. We held one forum yesterday; approximately 10 seniors attended.
Tomorrow we are meeting with the Press and Argus regarding the Senior Center.

We have hired another Site Supervisor; we have been short-staffed with a number of our employees
working at the beach and day camp. We have completed all the background checks; they completed
local, state and national checks. All checks came back within 5 days, we were very comfortable with the
system that we’ll begin implementation with our volunteer corps this fall.

Staff Reports
Mikula stated that we have recently had 2 very successful events. The Last Day Breakaway served
about 300 youth at Page Field. Manor noted that the event was well-organized and the staff is to be
commended. Mikula noted that we will be passing off more events to the Teen Center staff to generate
more money. The Flip-n-Flop fishing tournament on Saturday served 160 people. It was a great event;
we need to do more events like that. The Hershey Track and Field event is on Friday; the participation
level is low; not sure why. We have about 35 registered as opposed to 105 last year.

Master Planning (Lucie Fortin)
Fortin stated that we are trying to decide what to do in the next 5 years. We have information derived
from demographics, surveys, national data and what we have heard at public meetings. Based on the
residence surveys, exercise and fitness scored high in terms of what people would like to see more of,
followed by concerts & shows, programs for seniors and youth sports. 77% of residents feel that
recreation/enrichment were very to extremely important.

       RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PROGRAMS BOARD Manor asked how the programs were
       being weighed against each other. For example, high cost vs. high participation? Mikula stated
       that we are looking at how many we are serving and what the costs are for these programs. She
       noted that she has not yet seen a full year’s worth of events. We need to look at how we impact
       our audience. We need to come up with a value system; we have not done that yet. We want
       our programs to make the most impact, even if it is a small audience. Dunleavy asked if there
       were any feedback/evaluation mechanisms in place. Manor stated that it is most important that
       Debbie and her staff take a look at programs and how to modify them. Mikula said that we are
       now looking at what we can physically handle because we can no longer rely on the city staff.
       Manor stated that to him the term “reasonably priced” means it needs to be cheap and
       suggested that we change that term to “competitively priced.” Manor asked what were the “core”
       programs. Mikula responded that Melon Run, Sports Leagues, Youth Sports, Aquathlon and
       Senior Programs, Special events, Enrichment classes are some of the core group.

       RECOMMENDATIONS FROM FACILITIES BOARD Smith stated that he would like to see
       some dialogue with the County under the Facilities board. Fortin noted that the participating
       townships can use this plan for their own grants as well.

       RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PUBLIC AWARENESS BOARD Dunleavy suggested that we
       have someone go around to give presentations with the new township boards after the
       elections. Mikula stated that the millage issue should also be included with public awareness.
       Smith asked to add under the 4th bullet “educate the public as to what the Recreation Authority
       does, how it’s organized and funded.” Manor noted that we also need someone under Mikula’s
       leadership to go to PTO meetings; it is another audience to capture.

       RECOMMENDATIONS FROM FINANCE AND FUNDING BOARD Manor asked how do we
       calculate “self-supportive?” Who pays for staff and time? Dunleavy responded that one
       balances the other; checks and balance system. Fortin suggested that perhaps we eliminate the
       last bullet. Smith asked to add “authority will seek and assist municipalities to obtain grants.”
       Manor asked to change to “coordinate grant applications with municipalities.”
       RECOMMENDATIONS FROM COOPERATION AND SUPPORT BOARD Smith noted that we
       need to encourage county to support us in a millage.

Mikula stated that we need to tweak and make any corrections/improvements to this document before
the August 12 meeting. Fortin noted that we need to approve before it goes public. There is a state-
required month long public posting before approval. We need to move back to the September 16
meeting and review changes and formally approve.

City of Howell Parks and Recreation Commission Report
No report or questions for the Commission at this time.

Senior Center Membership
Motion by Manor and support by Dunleavy to approve the Senior Center membership. Motion carried
unanimously.

Bank Account with 1st National
Mikula stated that we are looking at setting up an account with 1st National Bank. It is a non-published,
public funds account. There are no minimum balances or fees. Motion by Dunleavy and support by
Wyckoff to approve the bank account with 1st National Bank. Motion carried unanimously.

Insurance Bids
Mikula asked that we move the Insurance bids to the July meeting. 1 bid came in at 6:00 this evening
and there was not enough time to look it over. Smith suggested that we authorize a chairperson and
Mikula will review the bids and make a selection for coverage to be approved at the next meeting.
Motion by Manor and support by Dunleavy to have a chairperson be selected for insurance coverage.
Motion carried unanimously.

Lease Agreement for Bennett and Barnard
Motion by Manor and support by Wyckoff to approve the lease agreements for Bennett and Barnard.
Motion carried unanimously.

Old Business
None

New Business
None

Member Discussion
A sheet identifying the taxable value of residences in the each of the Authority’s municipalities was
compiled by Bob Hanvey, supervisor of Marion Township and handed out. Manor noted that the
taxable value is $1.89 billion. Highest value is Genoa with $648 million, Marion with $440 million, City
with $447 million and Oceola with $405 million. As we prepare for the implementation of a plan to get a
millage off the ground in 2010, it is important to recognize these amounts and how this will equalize

The next meeting will be on August 12, 2008.

Adjourn
Motion by Dunleavy and support by Wyckoff to adjourn at 8:39 pm. Motion carried unanimously.
Director’s Report – August 7, 2008
Deborah E. Mikula, Director

Contact Information
E-Mail: dmikula@howellrecreation.org
Phone: 517/546-0693 ext. 7702
Cell Phone: 517/404-3533

Melon Run
On Friday, August 15 from 6:15 – 10 p.m. the 31st annual Howell Melon Run will take place at
the Howell City Park. We are hoping to have approximately 750 runners this year and have
our fingers crossed for good weather. Please plan to attend if at all possible either as a
participant or as a volunteer.
In a concerted effort to surpass our sponsorship level from 2007, we have raised over $3500 in
sponsorship revenue and calls are still coming in. This is approximately $500 more than last
year.
Gold Sponsors ($500): Krug Ford, Citizen’s Insurance, Medilodge, and Dr. Sam Daniels
Silver Sponsors ($250): Cleary University, Hubbel, Roth & Clark, and Dr. Fuhst-Wylie & Dr.
Kahn
Bronze Sponsors ($100): Countryside Veterinary Clinic, Absolute Pest Control, Club Canine,
Ben Powers, Motor City Health Club, Meijer, Dr. Robert Hyland, Walmart
In-Kind Sponsors: We also have over $3000 gifts that have been supplied to us as in-kind
contributions. Snedicor Cleaners (2000 safety pins), VG’s ($50 gift certificate), Jimmy John’s
(120 sandwiches for volunteers), Buffalo Wild Wings (Winner Glasses), Peter Bowen/Morgan
Stanley (Plaques for winners), Edward Jones Investment (10 cases of water), Lakeshore
Village (10 cases of water), Livingston Business Forms (10 cases of water), High Flyers (10
cases of water), Howell Fitness Center (4 – 3 month memberships and 6 – 1 month
memberships for raffle), Great Harvest Bread (bread and bagels for runners), Dinkel Farms
(Melons), Running Gear (4 pair of running shoes and gift certificates for raffle), Joe Heslip
(Sound System)
Program Guide for Fall 2008
In an effort to make more individuals aware of our programs, we have sent our program guide
out by direct mail through the US Postal Service for Fall 2008. We have applied for our
mailing permit and are now certified to mail at reduced rates. Our reach will be about 25,000
households in the Howell Public Schools area – zipcodes 48843 and 48855 which is the
majority of the service area of our organization. We will still continue to distribute the guide to
over 6000 elementary aged children in the Howell Public Schools (when school begins in
September) and have program guides available at the township halls, library, chamber of
commerce and at other local businesses. A pdf of the program guide is available for download
from our website (www.howellrecreation.org) and a copy will be distributed at the board
meeting.
Building Healthy Communities
The Livingston County Dept. of Health has invited the Howell Area Parks & Recreation
Authority to partner with them in applying for a planning grant from the Michigan Department of
Community Health that would address a county wide program that includes promotion of active
and healthy lifestyles. (Something we know a bit about!) Three ideas are emerging from our
initial conversations that would engage residents in health promoting behaviors and ultimately
reduce chronic disease morbidity and mortality in Michigan: Improve access to healthful foods,
Increase opportunities for physical activity, and develop policies that reduce tobacco use. We
have sent a letter of support to them and they are applying for a $10,000 planning grant that
would allow this consortia of organizations to complete an environmental assessment, collect
formative data and develop an action plan to implement our findings. The grant is due August
20 and the contracts would begin no later than January 1, 2009 and ends September, 2009.
There are no matching funds needed to apply for this grant.
Senior Center and Senior Power Day
The Senior Center membership rates went into effect on July 1 and we now have close to 150
senior members. Paid members = 132, Complimentary members over 90 = 6, and Low
Income Members verified through OLHSA = 9. (We have received 6 senior sponsorships that
help to cover the low income members) We are pleasantly surprised by the number of
individuals who have joined and will continue to promote this throughout the year.
Beth Schrader and Cassie Matlock represented the Howell Senior Center at Senior Power Day
on August 1, 2008 at the Brighton High School. Over 50 seniors from Howell attended from
our center. We had a small booth space where we let seniors spin the wheel to win a prize
and also had our newsletters and other materials there to pass out to interested individuals.
Classic Film Series
The first 6 months of the Classic Film Series has been an outstanding success and the
partnership between the Howell Library, the Howell Movie Theater, and the Downtown
Development Authority is set to continue. We are putting into place a full year of monthly
classic films that will be shown on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Howell Theater. Our
attendance at each event has been between 65-95 individuals and we feel that with the
continued sponsorship from local businesses that we’ll be able to generate even more
attendance with increased marketing. A letter has been sent out to businesses asking for
$250 sponsorships for any of the 12 films that we have secured and a request to the Howell
Downtown Development Authority for $1500 has also been sent and will be discussed and
hopefully agreed to at their late August board meeting. Local restaurants are being contacted
for $2.00 off coupons.
Master Planning
After months of gathering data and writing and editing the 5 years master plan for the Howell
Area Parks & Recreation Authority, we are in the final stages prior to the plan going out for
public review. The most notable change added in recent weeks was stronger language
regarding the need for a dedicated parks and recreation millage on pages 66 (Item IV), 70
(Item 6), 71 (Administration and Finance), and 74 (first bullet).
A copy of the revised master plan which incorporates board input is attached for review.
Below is a copy of the notice of availability that will be published and we want to make sure
that we can have a hard copy available at each of the township and city halls.




The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority has prepared a draft Parks & Recreation
Master Plan, and will accept any comments on the plan until September 15, 2008.
The plan, which will guide the future development of parks and recreation in the area, can be
viewed online by visiting www.howellrecreation.org. A hard copy can also be viewed during
regular office hours at any of the following locations: Bennett Recreation Center (925 W.
Grand River, Howell); Howell City Hall (611 E. Grand River, Clerk’s office, 3rd floor, Howell);
Marion Township Hall (2877 W. Coon Lake Rd., Howell); Genoa Township Hall (2911 Dorr
Rd., Brighton); or Oceola Township Hall (1577 N. Latson Rd., Howell).
Any comments can be sent in care of: Master Plan Comments, Howell Area Parks &
Recreation Authority, 925 W. Grand River, Howell, MI 48843 or electronically to
dmikula@howellrecreation.org




Action Requested: A motion to send the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority’s 5 year
master plan out for a 30-day public review from August 15, 2008 – September 15, 2008.
Budget Amendment
At the time we put together the proposed budget for the current fiscal year, we were still in
negotiations with staff members and weren’t sure if we would be hiring internal staff to do our
outside field maintenance or contract this out. We have since made the decision to contract
this work and need to move the $12,500 that is currently in the Staff line item to the Contractor
line item so that we can reflect accurately the expense of maintaining and lining the athletic
fields that we will be using during the next year. This switch will not increase or decrease our
overall budget of $760,100 that was adopted by the Authority board earlier this year.


Action Required: A Motion to move $12,500 that is currently reflected in the staff expense
line to the Contractor expense line.
By-Laws
Now that the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority has made the move to a stand-alone
organization it will be necessary to outline in more detail how our organization operates. At
one of the last board meetings it was suggested that we put into place a set of by-laws which
will give direction to a number of areas (like membership, board duties, elections) that are not
well defined within the Articles of Incorporation. While some areas were lacking, others areas
in the Articles of Incorporation were very detailed. As we wrote up the by-laws we made sure
that we followed the language as incorporated in this document.

Attached to this memo is the first draft of the by-laws for your comments and suggestions. We
would like to have a short conversation concerning this document at the August meeting and
get your input into items that should be incorporated into the by-laws before adoption.



Action Required: Comments only. No action at this time. We will bring this back to the
September board meeting for final discussion and approval.
By-laws of the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority
Draft 8/06/08


ARTICLE 1: MISSION
The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority exists to bring communities together to enrich lives by
promoting active and healthy lifestyles.

ARTICLE 2: LOCATION
The Principal office of the corporation shall be within the State of Michigan, Livingston County at a
location determined by the Board of Trustees.

ARTICLE 3: BOARD OF TRUSTEES
3.1 POWERS OF BOARD. The business and affairs of the corporation shall be managed by a Board of
    Trustees.

3.2 NUMBER AND QUALIFICATION. The board shall be directed and governed by an odd number and
    be made up of one member selected by the governing body of each of the participating municipality,
    each of whom shall be an elected official of said participating municipality; and a member selected by
    the Howell Public Schools Board of Education. Each member of the board shall qualify by taking the
    constitutional oath of office and filing it with the clerk of his or her respective participating
    municipality, or in the case of the member selected by the Howell Public Schools Board of Education
    with the Secretary of the Howell Public Schools Board of Education.

3.3 ALTERNATE MEMBERS. The Recreation Authority Board, the governing body of each
    participating municipality, and the Howell Public Schools Board of Education may appoint an alternate
    member who shall attend and vote and otherwise act at such meetings in the absence of the member
    appointed by such governing body.

3.4 VACANCIES. The governing body which selected the representative shall fill the vacancy as
    expediently as possible.

3.5 DURATION OF TERM. Members of the board shall hold office for the term which they are
    appointed and until their successors are assigned and qualified, or until resignation or removal.

3.6 RESIGNATION. A director may resign by written notice to the corporation. The resignation is
    effective upon receipt by the corporation or at a later time as stated in the notice.

3.7 REMOVAL. A member of the board may be removed by the board for cause, which includes absence
    from two or more board meetings in any year of the member’s term. A director may be removed from
    office on a majority vote of the remaining directors in office at a regular or special meeting of the
    Board of Trustees called for the stated purpose of voting on the removal of such director; however, any
    director to be removed shall have the right to attend such meeting and to present any evidence which
    (s)he may wish to present at such meeting.

3.8 DUTIES OF THE BOARD. In addition to any other responsibilities of the Board of Trustees under
    Michigan law, the Corporation’s Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws, the Board of Trustees will
    have the following specific obligations and responsibilities.

    3.8.1    The Board of Trustees must establish practices and procedures to assure that funds and
             property received by the Corporation are disbursed only for the purpose for which they were
             received. The Board of Trustees must require a regular accounting of all funds held and
             disbursed by the Corporation.

    3.8.2    The Board of Trustees will establish and approve policies governing the day-to-day operation
             of the Corporation.

    3.8.3    The Director will be recruited, selected, evaluated, and replaced under the supervision of and
             with the approval of the Board of Trustees. It will fix the terms of compensation, benefits,


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             duties, and responsibilities of the Director in accordance with a personnel policy approved by
             the Board of Trustees.

    3.8.4    The Board of Trustees will require periodic reports on the operations of the Corporation from
             the Director.

3.9 COMPENSATION. Directors shall not be compensated for their services as such, but by resolution
    of the Board of Trustees, expenses if any, may be allowed for attendance at regular or special meetings
    of the board.

ARTICLE 4: MEETINGS OF THE BOARD
4.1 REGULAR MEETINGS. Regular meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be held at least quarterly at
    such time and place as shall be determined by the Board of Trustees.

4.2 SPECIAL MEETINGS. Special meetings of the Board of Trustees may be called by the Chairman or
    upon written request of any two members then in office.

4.3 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING. Each year in July, the board shall hold an organizational meeting
    with the sole intent to elect officers of the corporation.

4.4 NOTICE OF MEETINGS. Written notice of regular, special or organizational meetings shall be
    provided all board members not less than 24 hours or more than 30 days before a meeting. The notice
    of a special meeting shall contain the purpose of the meeting. Notice may be given by mail, fax, e-
    mail or other electronic means of communication.

4.5 QUORUM. A majority of the members of the board then in office constitutes a quorum for the
    transaction of business at any regular, special or organizational meeting.

4.6 VOTING. Each member of the board shall have one vote on any matter to come before the board
    unless the member has a conflict of interest, as determined by the remaining members at the meeting.
    The vote of the majority of the directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the
    action of the board.

4.7 ADDITIONAL MEETING FORMATS. One or more members of the board, or a board committee,
    may participate in a meeting by means of a conference telephone or similar communications
    equipment which allows all persons participating in the meeting to interact with each other.
    Participation in a meeting in this manner constitutes presence in person at the meeting.

4.8 BOARD ACTION WITHOUT MEETING. Action required or permitted to be taken at a meeting of
    the board or a board committee may be taken without a meeting if, before or after the action, all
    members of the board, or the committee, consent to the action in writing.


ARTICLE 5: OFFICERS
5.1 POSITIONS. The officers of the corporation shall be the chairman, vice chairman, secretary, and
    treasurer.

5.2 TERMS OF OFFICE. Officers shall be elected annually by the Board of Trustees, from among its
    members, at its July board meeting. Officers will hold office for one (1) year terms, and until their
    successors are assigned and qualified, or until resignation or removal.

5.3 RESIGNATION. An officer may resign by written notice to the corporation. The resignation is
    effective upon receipt by the corporation or at a later time stated in the notice.

5.4 REMOVAL. The Board of Trustees may remove an officer with or without cause. An officer may be
    removed from office on a majority vote of the remaining directors then in office at a special meeting of
    the Board of Trustees called for the specific purpose of voting on the removal of such officer; however,


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    any officer to be removed shall have the right to attend such special meeting and to present any
    evidence which (s)he may wish to present at such meeting.

5.5 VACANCIES. Vacancies for unexpired terms of office shall be filled by the board from among its
    current members.

5.6 DUTIES OF OFFICERS.
       5.6.1  CHAIRMAN. The Chairman shall be the chief officer of the corporation, and shall have
              such powers and duties as are vested in the chairman of a corporation by law or custom,
              and as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Trustees, except as
              otherwise provided by law, the Articles of Incorporation, or these By-laws.

         5.6.2    VICE CHAIRMAN. The Vice-Chairman shall, in the absence or disability of the
                  chairman, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the chairman, and shall perform
                  such other duties as the chairman or the Board of Trustees may prescribe.

         5.6.3    SECRETARY. The secretary shall attend meetings of the board and shall record the
                  minutes of the meetings. The secretary shall give or cause to be given notice of all
                  meetings to the members of the board, and shall perform such other duties as may be
                  prescribed by the Chairman or the Board of Trustees.


         5.6.4    TREASURER. The treasurer shall exercise general supervision over the receipt, custody
                  and disbursement of the corporate funds within the policies determined by the Board of
                  Trustees. The treasurer shall ensure that an accurate accounting of the financial
                  transactions of the corporation is made, and shall report on all such transactions to the
                  board. (S)he shall have such further powers and duties as may be conferred upon him/her
                  from time to time by the chairman or the Board of Trustees.


ARTICLE 6: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The board shall select and employ a competent, experienced administrator who shall be its executive
director in the management of the corporation. The board shall delegate to the executive director the
necessary authority and responsibility for the administration of the corporation and its activities, subject to
policies adopted and orders issued by the board.

ARTICLE 7: COMMITTEES
7.1 COMMITTEES. The Board of Trustees may by resolution at any meeting of the board designate and
    empower standing and/or ad hoc committees to assist with the setting of policy, administering and
    staffing a function and /or performing other duties which will benefit the mission and purpose of the
    organization.

7.2 COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP. Each committee shall consist of at least three (3) members, at least
    one of whom shall be a member of the board. Unless otherwise provided for in these by-laws, the
    chairman of each committee shall be appointed by the chairman of the board. Any standing or ad hoc
    committee designated by the Board of Trustees may include as full voting members of such
    committees such persons, whether or not directors or officers of the corporation, as the Board of
    Trustees shall determine. Each such committee shall have power to the extent delegated to it by the
    board. Each committee shall keep minutes of the proceedings and report to the Board of Trustees. At
    least one (1) member of the management staff of the corporation shall be an ex-officio member (with
    vote) on each committee.

7.3 COMMITTEE MEETINGS. Committees shall meet on the call of their representative chairs or in the
    event of their absence or inability to act, on the call of the chairman of the Board of Trustees or the
    executive director of the corporation. A majority of the members then serving on a committee
    constitutes a quorum for the meeting of the committee and the vote of a simple majority of those
    present at a meeting at which a quorum is present, constitutes an action of the committee. Each
    committee shall determine and schedule the number of regular meetings it will hold each year.

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ARTICLE 8: MEMBERS
8.1 MEMBERS OF THE CORPORATION. Membership in the corporation shall be open to community
    organizations, individual persons, and other organizations and entities, public or private, who support
    and are sensitive to the mission and purposes of the corporation. There shall be no limit to the number
    of members.

8.2 ADMISSION AND TERMINATION. Procedures for membership admission, retention, and
    termination shall be determined by the Board of Trustees of the corporation.

8.3 MEMBERSHIP TERMS. Membership shall commence upon the payment of the required dues and
    shall be for a period of one year. The annual dues for all classes of members of the corporation shall
    be set from time to time by the Board of Trustees. Dues shall be prepaid annually and are non-
    refundable.

8.4 Members of the Corporation will have no voting rights.


ARTICLE 9: FISCAL YEAR AND FINANCES
9.1 FISCAL YEAR. The fiscal year of the corporation shall be from July 1 of each year through June 30
    of the following year.

9.2 CONTRACTS, CHECKS, BANK ACCOUNTS, ETC. The Board of Trustees is authorized to select
    such banks or depositories as it shall deem proper for funds of the corporation. The board shall
    determine who, if anyone, in addition to the Executive Director and the Treasurer shall be authorized
    from time to time on the corporation’s behalf to sign checks, drafts and money orders for the payment
    of money, acceptances, notes and other evidences of indebtedness, to enter into contracts or to execute
    and deliver other documents and instruments. All persons having access to the monetary assets of the
    corporation shall be bonded for such purposes.

9.3 AUDIT OR FINANCIAL REVIEW. An audit of the corporation accounts shall be performed annually
    at the end of the fiscal year by a certified public accountant.


ARTICLE 10: LIABILITY INSURANCE, INDEMNIFICATION
10.1 LIABILITY INSURANCE. The Corporation shall have and maintain liability insurance for the
    corporation.

10.2 INDEMNIFICATION. The corporation shall indemnify its directors and officers, employees and
    agents and other persons whom it shall have power to indemnify, as permitted by law, and as
    determined by the Board of Trustees.


ARTICLE 11: BY-LAW AMENDMENT
These by-laws may be amended, repealed or altered in whole or in part by the affirmative vote of two thirds
(2/3) of the members of the Board of Trustees then in office, who are present at any regular meeting of the
board, except that no such action shall be taken in a manner inconsistent with or adverse to the
corporation’s status. Any proposal to amend these by-laws shall be included with the written notice at least
thirty (30) days in advance of the meeting at which the amendment is proposed.




                                                     4
Authority Board Meetings for FY2009
(All Meetings at 7 p.m.)

July 8, 2008 (cancelled)

August 12, 2008 – Genoa Township Hall

September 16, 2008 – Marion Township Hall (this is the 3rd Tuesday of the month)

October 14, 2008 – Oceola Township Hall

November 11, 2008 – Howell City Hall

December 9, 2008 – Genoa Township Hall

January 13, 2009 – Marion Township Hall

February 10, 2009 – Oceola Township Hall

March 10, 2009 --- Howell City Hall

April 14, 2009 – Genoa Township Hall

May 12, 2009 – MarionTownship Hall

June 9, 2009 – Oceola Township Hall

Authority Organizational Meetings (Officer Elections)
August 12, 2008 – Genoa Township Hall

July 14, 2009 – Howell City Hall



Action Required: A motion to approve the dates and places as outlined above for the Howell
Area Parks & Recreation Authority board meetings and organizational meeting.
Oceola & Genoa Township Athletic Fields

Genoa Township Athletic Fields
We have just been informed that the Genoa Township fields will not be ready for active play until spring
2009. We have been in discussions with SELCRA over the shared use of these fields and have drawn
up a tentative agreement that we are currently tweaking. We are thinking that we will bring a draft of
the lease agreement to the Authority board sometime this fall. We will be utilizing one championship
sized field (11v11) and SELCRA will be utilizing the other - 7 days a week.

Oceola Township Athletic Fields
We are currently doing a final assessment of the Oceola Township athletic fields to determine whether
they will be ready to be used this fall or spring 2009. We want to make sure that with heavy usage
(soccer league K-6 and flag football) that we will not be doing more damage than good by making sure
that the new grass has had plenty of time to take root and is strong enough for active play. We are
excited about the potential that these fields have for expansion of recreation programming.

To accommodate our current programming in youth soccer and flag football we felt that it would be best
if we were to establish a number of smaller fields at the Oceola Township site rather than one large
competition field. Attached is the preliminary layout for the lower field area where we feel that we can
accommodate 8 fields at 75’ X 120’ with 15’ in between fields. The upper field by the parking lot will be
stripped for games and practice sessions for football. The plateau fields will be used for our 3-5 years
old Tiny Tot Soccer program beginning in the spring

Prior to a lease being signed, the Recreation Authority has been paying for mowing (approximately
every 10-15 days) and is being reimbursed by the township. We stated to Oceola township officials
that we would be able to provide the standard equipment (like soccer goals) necessary to program the
fields and they agreed that they would expend their resources to put up perimeter fencing, soccer
netting, and correct damage done this past winter in the back corner from water run-off.

As stated previously, the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority is not in a position to be able to
expend any resources (without full reimbursement) to get the fields into playing condition, and we
shouldn’t begin programming at the Oceola Township site or sign a lease agreement until we are
satisfied that the fields are ready for play. The following issues should be resolved prior to us signing a
lease agreement:

   •   At their 8/7/08 meeting, the township board reviewed proposals to correct the damage done
       when water eroded the back corner of the property and selected Bowman Excavating to
       perform the necessary work. Work should be completed by _____________. (NOTE: This
       damage doesn’t interfere with play.)

   •   Todd’s Services was the initial sub-contractor that installed the sprinkler system and it doesn’t
       seem to be working as it should. Todd’s needs to come back to the site and work on the system
       for the entire field. Sprinkler heads are too deep and are not popping up high enough to
       watering correctly.
   •   The perimeter fencing and soccer netting has not yet been installed. This work can not take
       place until after the work on the erosion takes place.

   •   A contractor needs to be hired to fertilize (4-5 times each year), overseed (once a year) and roll
       the fields.

   •   Some sort of path needs to be created leading to the lower fields, and from the lower fields to
       the plateau field. As it presently exists, the hills that must be walked down or up are too steep
       for many patrons.

We believe that the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority can help expedite the use of the fields by
taking a leadership role to finalize the work on the fields in the bullets above. As long as the Howell
Area Parks & Recreation Authority is reimbursed for expenses for the work outlined above on the
property prior to it being leased to us, then we should take the lead, as this property is a valuable
addition to our recreational assets.

A draft lease agreement is attached that we need to talk through amongst ourselves and with the
Oceola Township board and signed at such time as may be deemed appropriate.
                      Athletic Fields Lease
                   Between Oceola Township
        and the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority
This lease is effective on ___________, 200__ between Oceola Township (landlord),
whose address is 1577 N. Latson Rd, Howell, MI 48843 and the Howell Area Parks &
Recreation Authority (tenant), whose address is 925 W. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI
48843 upon the following terms and conditions:

Premises: Landlord hereby leases to Tenant, real property containing approximately
______ acres of land located in Oceola Township, Livingston County, behind Oceola
Township Hall, described in Exhibit A attached hereto and made a part hereof (the
“Premises”).

Use. Tenant shall use and occupy the premises as athletic fields (soccer, football,
lacrosse, baseball, softball, or any other lawn sport, etc.) and for no other purpose without
the prior written consent of Landlord. Tenant shall be solely responsible for the booking
and scheduling of games and practices on the Premises. When the Tenant is not using the
fields for play by teams associated with the Tenant, the fields may be rented by the
Hartland Community Education or by other organizations not associated with tenant at
reasonable rates, with rent being paid to Tenant. Tenant shall ensure that youth games
are properly supervised. Tenant shall not intentionally and knowingly use the premises
for any purpose or in any manner in violation of any law, ordinance, rule or regulation
adopted or imposed by any federal, state, county or municipal body or other
governmental agency.

Common Areas. Landlord shall also make available areas and facilities of common
benefit to the tenants and occupants including parking areas, driveways, sidewalks and
ramps, service areas and landscaped area (“common areas”). All common areas shall be
under the exclusive control and management of Landlord.

Term: The term of this lease shall be for one year commencing on ________________
“commencement date” and shall expire on _____________________.

Rent: Tenant shall pay to landlord as annual rent the sum of one ($1) dollar per year,
payable as a single lump sum payment. All rent shall be paid to Landlord at the address
set forth above or at any other address that the Landlord designates in writing, without
any prior demand by the landlord and without any deduction or offset.

Landlord’s Operating Expenses. As used in this paragraph, Landlord’s operating
expenses include, without limitations, the following costs and expenses incurred by
Landlord with respect to the land and improvements including the common areas, on
which the premises are situated:

       a. All property taxes and assessments, real, personal, general and special;
       b. Any capital investments, improvements or maintenance which are made in
       accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, which include but are
       not limited to sprinkler system, erosion control, permanent restroom facilities,
       fencing, lighting, parking lot maintenance, etc. The premises shall be in a
       condition ready for use by the tenant at the time this lease is signed including the
       installation of all fencing and netting, and erosion issues taken care of.

Tenant’s Operating Expenses. As used in this paragraph, Tenant’s operating expenses
include, without limitation, the following costs and expenses incurred by the Tenant with
respect to the premises, not including the common areas, on which the premises are
situated:

      a. Maintenance of the real property including mowing, fertilizing, grass seeding,
         if feasible.

      b. Striping of the property for athletic fields.

      c. Providing nets, flags, and other equipment necessary for the maintenance of
         standard athletic fields.

      d. Provide two porta johns upon the property for use by participants and the
         general public attending any games or functions therein.

      e. Provide a sufficient number of waste collection containers to prevent littering
         on the Premises or on adjacent property and shall arrange for trash collection
         on a regular basis.

Taxes. Landlord shall pay all taxes and special assessments levied against the land and
improvements on and in which the premises are situated. Tenant shall pay all personal
property taxes assessed against any personal property owned by Tenant on the premises.

Assignment and Subletting. Tenant agrees not to sell, assign, mortgage, pledge, or in any
manner transfer this lease or sublet the premises or any portion of the premises without
Landlord’s prior written consent.

Improvements: Any improvements to the Premises shall be constructed in accordance
with all federal, state, county and township statutes, ordinances, regulations, laws and
codes.

Covenent of Quiet Enjoyment: Tenant shall have and enjoy throughout the term of this
lease the quiet and undisturbed possession of the Premises.

Notification of Adjacent Property Owners: Prior to the first soccer game on the Premises
and on a quarterly basis thereafter, Tenant shall notify the adjacent property owners of
the dates and times of all activities on the Premises. Tenants shall also provide the name,
address and telephone number of a person who may be contacted on behalf of the Tenant
by the adjacent property owners with respect to activities.

Notification to Participants: Tenant shall provide all league players and to visiting teams
or their leagues a notice containing the following information:

           a. Parking is allowed only within designated parking areas within the
              township complex.

           b. Athletic facility users must stay within the boundaries of the facility and
              that trespassing onto the adjacent property shall not be allowed under any
              circumstances; and

           c. Participants must remove all debris from the athletic fields and the
              surrounding area immediately after the completion of all games; no
              littering shall be tolerated.

No Trespassing: Landlord shall post “No Trespass” notices adequate in size and number
on the boundary of the Premises to alert the users of the athletic facility as to the
boundary of the Premises and to remind them not to trespass onto the adjacent property.

Parking Control: During any tournaments conducted on the Premises, Tenant shall
provide parking controls to ensure that participants park only in the areas designated for
parking and do not park on adjacent property.

Meetings: Tenant shall meet with Landlord on an annual basis prior to the anniversary of
this lease to discuss, review and, if necessary, revise the foregoing procedures set forth in
this document.

Insurance: The Tenant shall provide effective insurance coverage for itself, equipment,
its employees, and it recreation personnel as it relates to the terms and conditions of this
agreement, holding the Township harmless for any loss or damage that may be claimed to
have arisen through the alleged negligent acts or omissions of the Tenant. The Township
shall provide effective insurance coverage for itself, its employees and any other
personnel under the terms of this Agreement, holding the Howell Area Parks &
Recreation Authority harmless for any loss or damage that may be claimed to have arisen
through the alleged negligent acts or omissions of the Township.

The parties hereto understand and agree that this lease contains the entire agreement
between them and that no alteration, modification, rescission or cancellation hereof,
either in whole or in part, shall be effective or binding unless and until the same be
reduced to writing and signed by the party hereto against whom the enforcement of such
alteration, modification, rescission or cancellation is sought. Any notice given by any
party hereto to any other party hereto shall be sufficient if mailed to the party for whom
such notice is intended at its address set forth herein by first class mail with postage fully
prepaid thereon and shall be deemed effective when mailed. This agreement shall be
interpreted under the laws of the State of Michigan.

The parties hereby represent that the persons executing this agreement have authority by
law, charter, or resolution to bind both parties to this agreement.

This agreement is entered as of this __________ day_________________, 200___.

HOWELL AREA PARKS & RECREATION AUTHORITY

____________________________________________________________
BY: Todd Smith, Chairman

_____________________________________________________________
BY: Deborah E. Mikula, Director


TOWNSHIP OF OCEOLA
A Michigan Municipal Corporation

______________________________________________________________
BY: William Bamber, Supervisor

______________________________________________________________
BY: Kathleen McLean, Clerk
Programs that deviate from 3 tier Participation Fees for Fall 2008
ACTIVITY                         RES              AUTH RES   NON RES
Autumn skate jam                 20               20         20
Downtown lunch & tour            25               25         35
Harvest family square dance      18               18         20
Hayrides, hotdogs, s’mores       5                5          6
Historic Cemetary Walk           10               10         10 (groups of 10 or more $8)
Hunter safety                    10               10         10
Internet for Seniors             8                8          8
Learn to Use the computer        8                8           8
Pickle Ball                      1                1          1
Pup Idol                         6                6          9
Senior Fitness to Music          3                3          3
Table Tennis Drop In             1                1          1
Using E-mail for Seniors         8                8          8
Using Scanners for Seniors       8                8          8
Holiday in the Park              6                6          6
Holiday in the Park Trees        35               35         35
Recreation Recognition Reception           FREE
Trick or Treating at Barnard & Bennett FREE
All Travel Programs      One price for all
Financial Register Reports

Attached is the check register for July 1 – July 31, 2008 for your perusal.



Action Required: None
                      REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF COMMISSIONERS
                            ON CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS

                                CITY OF HOWELL
                              DATED AT 07/30/2008

     TO THE HONORABLE BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

     YOUR COMMITTEE ON CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS WOULD RESPECTFULLY SUBMIT THE
FOLLOWING AS THIER REPORT AND DO HEREBY RECOMMEND THAT SEVERAL AMOUNTS
SCHEDULED HEREIN BE ALLOWED, ALSO THAT THE CLERK OF THIS BOARD BE AUTHORIZED TO
DRAW ORDERS ON THE COUNTY TREASURER FOR THE SAME.


                   ***COMMITTEE ON CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS***



                   ---------------------------------------
                   CHAIRMAN


                   ---------------------------------------
                   VICE-CHAIRMAN
08/06/2008                                  INVOICE APPROVAL REPORT FOR CITY OF HOWELL                            PAGE 2
01:47 pm                                       INVOICES DUE 07/01/2008 - 07/30/2008


VENDOR ID    VENDOR NAME                         POST DATE    INVOICE #       BANK INVOICE DESCRIPTION
REF#         ADDRESS                             CK RUN DATE PO               HOLD?                          GROSS AMT
             CITY/STATE/ZIP                      DISC. DATE   DISC. PCT       SEP CK?                        DISCOUNT
                                                 DUE DATE                     1099?                          NET AMOUNT
========================================================================================================================

ACCIDENT F   ACCIDENT FUND INSURANCE COMPANY          07/14/2008   07-01-08        REC   INSTALLMENT PAYMENT
00027716     SMITH PEABODY STILES                     07/15/2008                   N                             377.00
             1190 TORREY RD.                            / /                        N                               0.00
             FENTON MI 48430                          07/15/2008                   N                             377.00
PD CK# 1004 07/18/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-910.000               INSURANCE                                                 377.00
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                        377.00
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          377.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MISC         BAYLESS, RICHARD                    07/30/2008   2001009.001     REC   CLASS REFUND
00027971     1012 SPIREA                         08/15/2008                   N                                   14.00
             HOWELL MI 48843                       / /                        Y                                    0.00
                                                 07/30/2008                   N                                   14.00
PD CK# 1017 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-964.001               PROGRAM REFUNDS                                            14.00
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                         14.00
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:           14.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
BERGSRUD     BERGSRUD, ERIC                      07/30/2008   1000.313        REC   GOLF INSTRUCTOR
00027984     5564 WATER WILLOW                   08/15/2008                   N                                3,675.00
             HOWELL MI 48843                       / /                        N                                    0.00
                                                 07/30/2008                   N                                3,675.00
PD CK# 1018 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-804.008               CONTRACT SERVICES/INSTRUCTORS                           3,675.00
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                      3,675.00
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:        3,675.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOWEN, P     BOWEN, PETE                         07/30/2008   1000.317        REC   2008 USA TRIATHLON
00027964     2286 FISHER CT                      08/15/2008                   N                                  554.00
             HOWELL MI 48855                       / /                        N                                    0.00
                                                 07/29/2008                   N                                  554.00
PD CK# 1019 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-740.035               OPER SUPPLIES - SPECIAL EVENTS                            554.00
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                        554.00
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          554.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CONTINENTA   CONTINENTAL LINEN SERVICE           07/07/2008   3971634         REC   FLOOR MATS & BLDG MAINT SUPPLIES
00027538     4200 MANCHESTER                     07/15/2008                   N                                  103.88
             KALAMAZOO MI 49001                    / /                        N                                    0.00
                                                 07/15/2008                   N                                  103.88
PD CK# 1005 07/18/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-931.000               BUILDING MAINTENANCE                                      103.88
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                        103.88

CONTINENTA   CONTINENTAL LINEN SERVICE                07/23/2008   3981675         REC   FLOOR MATS AND RAGS
00027936     4200 MANCHESTER                          07/30/2008                   N                             104.76
             KALAMAZOO MI 49001                         / /                        N                               0.00
                                                      07/30/2008                   N                             104.76
PD CK# 1020 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-931.000               BUILDING MAINTENANCE                                      104.76
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                        104.76
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          208.64
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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01:47 pm                                     INVOICES DUE 07/01/2008 - 07/30/2008


VENDOR ID    VENDOR NAME                         POST DATE    INVOICE #       BANK INVOICE DESCRIPTION
REF#         ADDRESS                             CK RUN DATE PO               HOLD?                          GROSS AMT
             CITY/STATE/ZIP                      DISC. DATE   DISC. PCT       SEP CK?                        DISCOUNT
                                                 DUE DATE                     1099?                          NET AMOUNT
========================================================================================================================

DISC SCHOO   DISCOUNT SCHOOL SUPPLY                   07/18/2008   P19979840002     REC   SUMMER CAMP SUPPLIES
00027771     FILE #73847 P O BOX 60000                07/15/2008                    N                                  222.66
             SAN FRANCISCO CA 94160-3847                / /                         N                                    0.00
                                                      07/15/2008                    N                                  222.66
PD CK# 1006 07/18/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                                 AMOUNT
208-751-740.033               OPER SUPP/SUMMER CAMP                                       222.66
                                                                                  --------------
                                                                                          222.66
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          222.66
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MISC         DUFF, MELISSA                       07/02/2008   1000.301        REC   LIFEGUARD FOR AQUATHLON
00027451                                         07/02/2008                   N                                   55.00
                                                   / /                        Y                                    0.00
                                                 07/02/2008                   N                                   55.00
PD CK# 1001 07/02/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                                 AMOUNT
208-751-740.031               OPER SUPPLIES - ENRICH/EVENTS                                55.00
                                                                                  --------------
                                                                                           55.00
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:           55.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
HOMETOWN     GANNETT                             07/18/2008   07012008        REC   DELIVERY FOR JULY 2008
00027772     ACCOUNTS PAYABLE                    07/15/2008                   N                                   11.05
             P.O. BOX 30109                        / /                        N                                    0.00
             LANSING MI 48909-7609               07/15/2008                   N                                   11.05
PD CK# 1007 07/18/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                                 AMOUNT
208-751-900.007               SUBSCRIPTIONS & PUBLICATIONS                                 11.05
                                                                                  --------------
                                                                                           11.05

HOMETOWN     GANNETT                                  07/31/2008   DP 32053-073108 REC     DELIVERY CHARGES 7-1 TO 7-31 08
00027711     SUBSCRIPTION PAYMENT                     07/15/2008                   N                                      9.26
             P.O.BOX 630726                             / /                        N                                      0.00
             CINCINNATI OH 45263-0726                 07/15/2008                   N                                      9.26
PD CK# 1007 07/18/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                                 AMOUNT
208-751-900.007               SUBSCRIPTIONS & PUBLICATIONS                                  9.26
                                                                                  --------------
                                                                                            9.26
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:           20.31
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GORDON FD    GORDON FOOD SERVICE                 07/18/2008   758049305       REC   STOCK POT , PLASTIC WARE, BOWLS , SOUPS
00027773     PAYMENT PROCESSING CENTER           07/15/2008                   N                                  119.50
             DEPT CH10490                          / /                        N                                    0.00
             PALATINE IL 60055-0490              07/15/2008                   N                                  119.50
PD CK# 1008 07/18/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                                 AMOUNT
208-751-740.032               OPER SUPP/SENIORS                                            80.01
208-751-740.000               OPERATING SUPPLIES                                           39.49
                                                                                  --------------
                                                                                          119.50
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          119.50
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GR LK SPRT   GREAT LAKE SPORTS PUBLICATIONS, INC 07/14/2008   47189           REC   MICHIGAN RUNNER- MELON RUN
00027712     4007 CARPENTER RD.,#366             07/15/2008                   N                                  350.00
             YPSILANTI MI 48197                    / /                        N                                    0.00
                                                 07/15/2008                   N                                  350.00
PD CK# 1009 07/18/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                                 AMOUNT
208-751-740.031               OPER SUPPLIES - ENRICH/EVENTS                               350.00
                                                                                  --------------
                                                                                          350.00
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          350.00
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01:47 pm                                     INVOICES DUE 07/01/2008 - 07/30/2008


VENDOR ID    VENDOR NAME                         POST DATE    INVOICE #       BANK INVOICE DESCRIPTION
REF#         ADDRESS                             CK RUN DATE PO               HOLD?                          GROSS AMT
             CITY/STATE/ZIP                      DISC. DATE   DISC. PCT       SEP CK?                        DISCOUNT
                                                 DUE DATE                     1099?                          NET AMOUNT
========================================================================================================================

GRUNDYS AC   GRUNDY'S ACE HARDWARE                   07/08/2008   63078          REC   SINK SPRAYER, BOXES
00027553     1250 E GRAND RIVER                      07/15/2008                  N                                 6.87
             HOWELL MI 48843                           / /                       N                                 0.00
                                                     07/15/2008                  N                                 6.87
PD CK# 1010 07/18/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-930.000               REPAIR & MAINTENANCE                                      6.87
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                        6.87

GRUNDYS AC   GRUNDY'S ACE HARDWARE                   07/07/2008   63081          REC   MAINT SUPPLIES
00027552     1250 E GRAND RIVER                      07/15/2008                  N                                30.84
             HOWELL MI 48843                           / /                       N                                 0.00
                                                     07/15/2008                  N                                30.84
PD CK# 1010 07/18/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-775.000               MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES                                     30.84
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                       30.84
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:           37.71
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J J JINKLE   J J JINKLEHEIMER & CO               07/14/2008   15650           REC   AQUATHLON SHIRTS
00027713     P O BOX 446                         07/15/2008                   N                                  484.50
             HOWELL MI 48844                       / /                        N                                    0.00
                                                 07/15/2008                   N                                  484.50
PD CK# 1011 07/18/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-740.003               OPERATING SUPPLIES T-SHIRTS                             484.50
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                      484.50

J J JINKLE   J J JINKLEHEIMER & CO                   07/23/2008   16021          REC   AQUATHLON MUGS
00027921     P O BOX 446                             07/30/2008                  N                               446.48
             HOWELL MI 48844                           / /                       N                                 0.00
                                                     07/30/2008                  N                               446.48
PD CK# 1021 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-740.035               OPER SUPPLIES - SPECIAL EVENTS                          446.48
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                      446.48
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          930.98
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
KEITH PLUM   KEITH PLUMBING                      07/23/2008   071608          REC   REPAIR MENS & WOMENS BATHROOMS
00027919     306 N BARNARD ST                    07/30/2008                   N                                  343.95
             P O BOX 318                           / /                        N                                    0.00
             HOWELL MI 48844                     07/30/2008                   N                                  343.95
PD CK# 1022 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-930.000               REPAIR & MAINTENANCE                                    343.95
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                      343.95
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          343.95
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KEN VALL S   KENSINGTON VALLEY SPORTS, LLC       07/23/2008   2726            REC   JERZEES- TINY TOT SOCCER
00027937     22205 PONTIAC TRAIL                 07/30/2008                   N                                  391.00
             SOUTH LYON MI 48178                   / /                        N                                    0.00
                                                 07/30/2008                   N                                  391.00
PD CK# 1023 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-740.003               OPERATING SUPPLIES T-SHIRTS                             391.00
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                      391.00
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VENDOR ID    VENDOR NAME                         POST DATE    INVOICE #       BANK INVOICE DESCRIPTION
REF#         ADDRESS                             CK RUN DATE PO               HOLD?                          GROSS AMT
             CITY/STATE/ZIP                      DISC. DATE   DISC. PCT       SEP CK?                        DISCOUNT
                                                 DUE DATE                     1099?                          NET AMOUNT
========================================================================================================================

KEN VALL S   KENSINGTON VALLEY SPORTS, LLC             07/23/2008   2727         REC   SOFT BALLS
00027938     22205 PONTIAC TRAIL                       07/30/2008                N                                70.00
             SOUTH LYON MI 48178                         / /                     N                                 0.00
                                                       07/30/2008                N                                70.00
PD CK# 1023 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-740.030               OPER SUPPLIES - SPORTS                                   70.00
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                       70.00

KEN VALL S   KENSINGTON VALLEY SPORTS, LLC             07/23/2008   2750         REC   SUMMER CAMP SHIRTS
00027939     22205 PONTIAC TRAIL                       07/30/2008                N                               140.00
             SOUTH LYON MI 48178                         / /                     N                                 0.00
                                                       07/30/2008                N                               140.00
PD CK# 1023 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-740.033               OPER SUPP/SUMMER CAMP                                   140.00
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                      140.00
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          601.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LIV BUSIN    LIVINGSTON BUSINESS FORMS           07/14/2008   27835           REC   LETTERHEAD & ENVELOPES
00027714     P.O. BOX 1137                       07/15/2008                   N                                  942.00
             HOWELL MI 48844                       / /                        N                                    0.00
                                                 07/15/2008                   N                                  942.00
PD CK# 1012 07/18/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-900.000               PRINTING & PUBLISHING                                   942.00
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                      942.00
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          942.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LIV CO. AG   LIVINGSTON CO. CONSORTIUM ON AGING 06/30/2008    2008-SPD        REC   BOOTH (SENIOR POWER DAY)
00027448                                         07/15/2008                   N                                  105.00
                                                   / /                        N                                    0.00
                                                 07/02/2008                   N                                  105.00
PD CK# 1002 07/02/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-740.032               OPER SUPP/SENIORS                                       105.00
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                      105.00
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          105.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MI REC&PK    M R P A                             07/18/2008   2008-09         REC   MEMBERSHIP FEES
00027774     2465 WOODLAKE CIRCLE SUITE 180      07/15/2008                   N                                  410.00
             OKEMOS MI 48864                       / /                        N                                    0.00
                                                 07/15/2008                   N                                  410.00
PD CK# 1013 07/18/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-840.000               DUES & MEMBERSHIPS                                      410.00
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                      410.00
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          410.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DURAND REN   MY-CAN                              07/23/2008   071908-1        REC   1 DAY EVENT- THREE FIRES
00027920     DURAND RENTALS                      07/30/2008                   N                                   75.00
             989 N SAGINAW STREET                  / /                        N                                    0.00
             DURAND MI 48429                     07/30/2008                   N                                   75.00
PD CK# 1024 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-942.001               PORTA JOHN RENTALS                                       75.00
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                       75.00
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:           75.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
08/06/2008                                  INVOICE APPROVAL REPORT FOR CITY OF HOWELL                                    PAGE 6
01:47 pm                                       INVOICES DUE 07/01/2008 - 07/30/2008


VENDOR ID    VENDOR NAME                         POST DATE    INVOICE #       BANK INVOICE DESCRIPTION
REF#         ADDRESS                             CK RUN DATE PO               HOLD?                          GROSS AMT
             CITY/STATE/ZIP                      DISC. DATE   DISC. PCT       SEP CK?                        DISCOUNT
                                                 DUE DATE                     1099?                          NET AMOUNT
========================================================================================================================

OFFICE DEP   OFFICE DEPOT                             07/14/2008   434243284-001     REC    INK CARTRIDGE, & ENVELOPES
00027715     P O BOX 633211                           07/15/2008                     N                                   153.55
             CINCINNATI OH 45263-3211                   / /                          N                                     0.00
                                                      07/15/2008                     N                                   153.55
PD CK# 1014 07/18/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                                  AMOUNT
208-751-740.031               OPER SUPPLIES - ENRICH/EVENTS                                  5.33
208-751-727.000               OFFICE SUPPLIES                                              148.22
                                                                                   --------------
                                                                                           153.55
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          153.55
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ORIENTAL     ORIENTAL TRADING COMPANY INC        07/30/2008   625891978-01    REC   TINY TOT, TRACK &FIELD SUPPLIES
00027974     PO BOX 790403                       08/15/2008                   N                                   82.97
             ST LOUIS MO 63179-0403                / /                        N                                    0.00
                                                 07/30/2008                   N                                   82.97
PD CK# 1025 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                                  AMOUNT
208-751-740.035               OPER SUPPLIES - SPECIAL EVENTS                                82.97
                                                                                   --------------
                                                                                            82.97

ORIENTAL     ORIENTAL TRADING COMPANY INC             07/30/2008   625891978-02      REC    BALLOONS FOR MELON RUN
00027973     PO BOX 790403                            08/15/2008                     N                                    25.90
             ST LOUIS MO 63179-0403                     / /                          N                                     0.00
                                                      07/30/2008                     N                                    25.90
PD CK# 1025 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                                  AMOUNT
208-751-740.035               OPER SUPPLIES - SPECIAL EVENTS                                25.90
                                                                                   --------------
                                                                                            25.90
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          108.87
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PDQ          PDQ                                 07/23/2008   198698          REC   SENIOR NEWSLETTER FOR JULY
00027922     7475 GRAND RIVER RD                 07/30/2008                   N                                  136.43
             BRIGHTON MI 48114-9383                / /                        N                                    0.00
                                                 07/30/2008                   N                                  136.43
PD CK# 1026 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                                  AMOUNT
208-751-900.006               SR COMMUNICATION                                             136.43
                                                                                   --------------
                                                                                           136.43
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          136.43
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PETTY CASH   PETTY CASH                          07/23/2008   0718            REC   SUMMER CAMP SUPPLIES, SENIORS EXPENSES,
00027940     CITY OF HOWELL                      07/30/2008                   N                                  144.46
                                                   / /                        N                                    0.00
                                                 07/30/2008                   N                                  144.46
PD CK# 1027 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                                  AMOUNT
208-751-740.031               OPER SUPPLIES - ENRICH/EVENTS                                  7.95
208-751-804.009               CONT SERVICES OFFICIALS/REFEREES                              24.00
208-751-740.033               OPER SUPP/SUMMER CAMP                                         50.27
208-751-740.032               OPER SUPP/SENIORS                                             62.24
                                                                                   --------------
                                                                                           144.46
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          144.46
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PUMMILL      PUMMILL BUSINESS FORMS, INC.        07/01/2008   411009          REC   A/P CHECKS REC CENTER, 2000 EA
00027601     P.O. BOX 673331                     07/15/2008                   N                                  166.06
             DETROIT MI 48267-3331                 / /                        N                                    0.00
                                                 07/15/2008                   N                                  166.06
PD CK# 1015 07/18/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                                  AMOUNT
08/06/2008                                INVOICE APPROVAL REPORT FOR CITY OF HOWELL                                  PAGE 7
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VENDOR ID    VENDOR NAME                         POST DATE    INVOICE #       BANK INVOICE DESCRIPTION
REF#         ADDRESS                             CK RUN DATE PO               HOLD?                          GROSS AMT
             CITY/STATE/ZIP                      DISC. DATE   DISC. PCT       SEP CK?                        DISCOUNT
                                                 DUE DATE                     1099?                          NET AMOUNT
========================================================================================================================

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-740.000               OPERATING SUPPLIES                                        166.06
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                        166.06
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          166.06
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ROSE, KYLE   ROSE, KYLE                          07/30/2008   1000.315        REC   SOCCER REFEREE
00027986     99 LAKE SHORE VISTA                 08/15/2008                   N                                  108.00
             HOWELL MI 48843                       / /                        N                                    0.00
                                                 07/30/2008                   Y                                  108.00
PD CK# 1028 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-804.009               CONTRACT SERVICES/OFFCL/COACHES                           108.00
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                        108.00
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          108.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SIGNS BY T   SIGNS BY TOMORROW                   07/30/2008   54-3159         REC   SIGNS FOR HOUR OF OPERATION
00027975     2150 PLESS DR SUITE 3A              08/15/2008                   N                                  155.00
             BRIGHTON MI 48114                     / /                        N                                    0.00
                                                 07/30/2008                   N                                  155.00
PD CK# 1029 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-900.000               PRINTING & PUBLISHING                                     155.00
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                        155.00
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          155.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
STAPLES      STAPLES                             07/30/2008   11675           REC   AWARDS- AQUATHLON
00027976     P O BOX 6721                        08/15/2008                   N                                   12.58
             DEPT 00-01439918                      / /                        N                                    0.00
             THE LAKES NV 88901-6721             07/30/2008                   N                                   12.58
PD CK# 1030 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-740.035               OPER SUPPLIES - SPECIAL EVENTS                             12.58
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                         12.58

STAPLES      STAPLES                                  07/30/2008   84983          REC   NOTARY STAMPS & SEALS, SIGNS FOR BATHROO
00027978     P O BOX 6721                             08/15/2008                  N                                  192.76
             DEPT 00-05383229                           / /                       N                                    0.00
             THE LAKES NV 88901-6721                  07/30/2008                  N                                  192.76
PD CK# 1030 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-740.035               OPER SUPPLIES - SPECIAL EVENTS                             51.73
208-751-740.000               OPERATING SUPPLIES                                         10.58
208-751-740.032               OPER SUPP/SENIORS                                         130.45
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                        192.76

STAPLES      STAPLES                                  07/30/2008   9184448091     REC   NAME BADGE CD
00027977     P O BOX 6721                             08/15/2008                  N                                  113.37
             DEPT 00-05383229                           / /                       N                                    0.00
             THE LAKES NV 88901-6721                  07/30/2008                  N                                  113.37
PD CK# 1030 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-740.032               OPER SUPP/SENIORS                                         113.37
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                        113.37
08/06/2008                                  INVOICE APPROVAL REPORT FOR CITY OF HOWELL                                 PAGE 8
01:47 pm                                       INVOICES DUE 07/01/2008 - 07/30/2008


VENDOR ID    VENDOR NAME                         POST DATE    INVOICE #       BANK INVOICE DESCRIPTION
REF#         ADDRESS                             CK RUN DATE PO               HOLD?                          GROSS AMT
             CITY/STATE/ZIP                      DISC. DATE   DISC. PCT       SEP CK?                        DISCOUNT
                                                 DUE DATE                     1099?                          NET AMOUNT
========================================================================================================================

STAPLES      STAPLES                                  07/30/2008   9184514340      REC   10 X 13 ENVELOPES
00027979     P O BOX 6721                             08/15/2008                   N                                   80.88
             DEPT 00-05383229                           / /                        N                                    0.00
             THE LAKES NV 88901-6721                  07/30/2008                   N                                   80.88
PD CK# 1030 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-727.000               OFFICE SUPPLIES                                            80.88
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                         80.88

STAPLES      STAPLES                                  07/30/2008   9184747670      REC   TONER CARTRIDGE
00027980     P O BOX 6721                             08/15/2008                   N                                   64.99
             DEPT 00-05383229                           / /                        N                                    0.00
             THE LAKES NV 88901-6721                  07/30/2008                   N                                   64.99
PD CK# 1030 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-727.000               OFFICE SUPPLIES                                            64.99
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                         64.99

STAPLES      STAPLES                                  07/30/2008   9184820495      REC   RECORDS BOOK, FILE FOLDER, BINDER CLIPES
00027981     P O BOX 6721                             08/15/2008                   N                                   52.43
             DEPT 00-05383229                           / /                        N                                    0.00
             THE LAKES NV 88901-6721                  07/30/2008                   N                                   52.43
PD CK# 1030 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-727.000               OFFICE SUPPLIES                                            37.94
208-751-740.032               OPER SUPP/SENIORS                                          14.49
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                         52.43

STAPLES      STAPLES                                  07/30/2008   9184950632      REC   MARKERS, PENS, INDEX TABS
00027982     P O BOX 6721                             08/15/2008                   N                                   59.84
             DEPT 00-05383229                           / /                        N                                    0.00
             THE LAKES NV 88901-6721                  07/30/2008                   N                                   59.84
PD CK# 1030 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-740.032               OPER SUPP/SENIORS                                          59.84
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                         59.84
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          576.85
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
USPS         UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE        07/30/2008   072908          REC   BULKMAIL PERMIT
00027987                                         08/15/2008                   N                                  360.00
                                                   / /                        Y                                    0.00
                                                 07/30/2008                   N                                  360.00
PD CK# 1037 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-730.000               POSTAGE                                                   360.00
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                        360.00
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          360.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
VERIZON ME   VERIZON WIRELESS MESSAGING SERVICES 07/30/2008   1883454122      REC   COMMUNICATIONS
00027983     P O BOX 293450                      08/15/2008                   N                                  177.95
             LEWISVILLE TX 75029                   / /                        N                                    0.00
                                                 07/30/2008                   N                                  177.95
PD CK# 1032 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-850.000               COMMUNICATION - TELEPHONES                                177.95
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                        177.95
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          177.95
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
08/06/2008                                  INVOICE APPROVAL REPORT FOR CITY OF HOWELL                                  PAGE 9
01:47 pm                                       INVOICES DUE 07/01/2008 - 07/30/2008


VENDOR ID    VENDOR NAME                         POST DATE    INVOICE #       BANK INVOICE DESCRIPTION
REF#         ADDRESS                             CK RUN DATE PO               HOLD?                          GROSS AMT
             CITY/STATE/ZIP                      DISC. DATE   DISC. PCT       SEP CK?                        DISCOUNT
                                                 DUE DATE                     1099?                          NET AMOUNT
========================================================================================================================

VGS FOOD     VG'S FOOD CENTER                         07/23/2008   75620           REC    AQUATHLON FOOD
00027927     2400 GRAND RIVER                         07/30/2008                   N                                    88.08
             HOWELL MI 48843-8585                       / /                        N                                     0.00
                                                      07/30/2008                   N                                    88.08
PD CK# 1033 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-740.035               OPER SUPPLIES - SPECIAL EVENTS                             88.08
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                         88.08

VGS FOOD     VG'S FOOD CENTER                         07/18/2008   75762           REC    LUNCH W/ ZEMPER
00027778     2400 GRAND RIVER                         07/29/2008                   N                                     2.97
             HOWELL MI 48843-8585                       / /                        N                                     0.00
                                                      07/29/2008                   N                                     2.97
PD CK# 1016 07/18/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-740.032               OPER SUPP/SENIORS                                           2.97
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                          2.97

VGS FOOD     VG'S FOOD CENTER                         07/23/2008   75839           REC    SENIOR BREAKFAST
00027944     2400 GRAND RIVER                         07/30/2008                   N                                    19.34
             HOWELL MI 48843-8585                       / /                        N                                     0.00
                                                      07/30/2008                   N                                    19.34
PD CK# 1033 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-740.032               OPER SUPP/SENIORS                                          19.34
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                         19.34

VGS FOOD     VG'S FOOD CENTER                         07/23/2008   75840           REC    SUBS- SKATE CAMP
00027943     2400 GRAND RIVER                         07/30/2008                   N                                    83.98
             HOWELL MI 48843-8585                       / /                        N                                     0.00
                                                      07/30/2008                   N                                    83.98
PD CK# 1033 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-740.035               OPER SUPPLIES - SPECIAL EVENTS                             83.98
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                         83.98

VGS FOOD     VG'S FOOD CENTER                         07/23/2008   75845           REC    ICE - SKATE CAMP
00027942     2400 GRAND RIVER                         07/30/2008                   N                                    11.67
             HOWELL MI 48843-8585                       / /                        N                                     0.00
                                                      07/30/2008                   N                                    11.67
PD CK# 1033 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-740.035               OPER SUPPLIES - SPECIAL EVENTS                             11.67
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                         11.67

VGS FOOD     VG'S FOOD CENTER                         07/23/2008   75957           REC    BIKE THE PARKS REFRESHMENTS
00027925     2400 GRAND RIVER                         07/30/2008                   N                                    27.61
             HOWELL MI 48843-8585                       / /                        N                                     0.00
                                                      07/30/2008                   N                                    27.61
PD CK# 1033 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                               AMOUNT
208-751-740.035               OPER SUPPLIES - SPECIAL EVENTS                             27.61
                                                                                --------------
                                                                                         27.61

VGS FOOD     VG'S FOOD CENTER                         07/18/2008   75978           REC    SUMMER CAMP SUPPLIES
00027777     2400 GRAND RIVER                         07/29/2008                   N                                    13.00
             HOWELL MI 48843-8585                       / /                        N                                     0.00
                                                      07/29/2008                   N                                    13.00
PD CK# 1016 07/18/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                                AMOUNT
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VENDOR ID    VENDOR NAME                         POST DATE    INVOICE #       BANK INVOICE DESCRIPTION
REF#         ADDRESS                             CK RUN DATE PO               HOLD?                          GROSS AMT
             CITY/STATE/ZIP                      DISC. DATE   DISC. PCT       SEP CK?                        DISCOUNT
                                                 DUE DATE                     1099?                          NET AMOUNT
========================================================================================================================

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-740.033               OPER SUPP/SUMMER CAMP                                    13.00
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                       13.00

VGS FOOD     VG'S FOOD CENTER                         07/18/2008   75990         REC   SUMMER CAMP AND WEIRD SCIENCE WEEK
00027776     2400 GRAND RIVER                         07/29/2008                 N                                   30.65
             HOWELL MI 48843-8585                       / /                      N                                    0.00
                                                      07/29/2008                 N                                   30.65
PD CK# 1016 07/18/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-740.033               OPER SUPP/SUMMER CAMP                                    30.65
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                       30.65

VGS FOOD     VG'S FOOD CENTER                         07/23/2008   75995         REC   SUMMER CAMP SNACKS
00027926     2400 GRAND RIVER                         07/30/2008                 N                                   93.11
             HOWELL MI 48843-8585                       / /                      N                                    0.00
                                                      07/30/2008                 N                                   93.11
PD CK# 1033 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-740.033               OPER SUPP/SUMMER CAMP                                    93.11
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                       93.11

VGS FOOD     VG'S FOOD CENTER                         07/23/2008   76108         REC   BIKE THE PARKS
00027924     2400 GRAND RIVER                         07/30/2008                 N                                   21.42
             HOWELL MI 48843-8585                       / /                      N                                    0.00
                                                      07/30/2008                 N                                   21.42
PD CK# 1033 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-740.035               OPER SUPPLIES - SPECIAL EVENTS                           21.42
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                       21.42

VGS FOOD     VG'S FOOD CENTER                         07/23/2008   76140         REC   SUMMER CAMP SUPPLIES
00027923     2400 GRAND RIVER                         07/30/2008                 N                                   26.73
             HOWELL MI 48843-8585                       / /                      N                                    0.00
                                                      07/30/2008                 N                                   26.73
PD CK# 1033 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-740.033               OPER SUPP/SUMMER CAMP                                    26.73
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                       26.73

VGS FOOD     VG'S FOOD CENTER                         07/23/2008   81738         REC   ICE - SKATE CAMP
00027941     2400 GRAND RIVER                         07/30/2008                 N                                   15.56
             HOWELL MI 48843-8585                       / /                      N                                    0.00
                                                      07/30/2008                 N                                   15.56
PD CK# 1033 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-740.035               OPER SUPPLIES - SPECIAL EVENTS                           15.56
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                       15.56
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          434.12
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WISEMAN      WISEMAN, MELANIE                    07/23/2008   1000.310        REC   TENNIS INSTRUCTOR
00027928     929 NORTHWOOD                       07/30/2008                   N                                  450.00
             INCLINE VILLAGE NV 89451              / /                        N                                    0.00
                                                 07/30/2008                   N                                  450.00
PD CK# 1035 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-804.008               CONTRACT SERVICES/INSTRUCTORS                           450.00
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                      450.00
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VENDOR ID    VENDOR NAME                         POST DATE    INVOICE #       BANK INVOICE DESCRIPTION
REF#         ADDRESS                             CK RUN DATE PO               HOLD?                          GROSS AMT
             CITY/STATE/ZIP                      DISC. DATE   DISC. PCT       SEP CK?                        DISCOUNT
                                                 DUE DATE                     1099?                          NET AMOUNT
========================================================================================================================

WISEMAN      WISEMAN, MELANIE                       07/30/2008   1000.314        REC   TENNIS INSTRUCTOR
00027985     3575 BRIGHTON RD                       08/15/2008                   N                                   540.00
             HOWELL MI 48843                          / /                        N                                     0.00
                                                    07/30/2008                   N                                   540.00
PD CK# 1035 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-804.008               CONTRACT SERVICES/INSTRUCTORS                           540.00
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                      540.00
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:          990.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MISC         WOOD, KELLIE                        07/30/2008   2001010.001     REC   EVENT RESCHEDULED, UNABLE TO ATTEND
00027972     5304 LENARD CIRCLE                  08/15/2008                   N                                    5.00
             HOWELL MI 48843                       / /                        Y                                    0.00
                                                 07/30/2008                   N                                    5.00
PD CK# 1036 07/30/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-964.001               PROGRAM REFUNDS                                           5.00
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                        5.00
                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                          VENDOR TOTAL:            5.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MISC         WOODS, KRISTEN                      07/02/2008   1000.302        REC   LIFEGUARD FOR AQUATHLON
00027450                                         07/02/2008                   N                                   55.00
                                                   / /                        Y                                    0.00
                                                 07/02/2008                   N                                   55.00
PD CK# 1003 07/02/2008

GL #                          DESCRIPTION                                             AMOUNT
208-751-740.031               OPER SUPPLIES - ENRICH/EVENTS                            55.00
                                                                              --------------
                                                                                       55.00
                                                                                                              --------------
                                                                                              VENDOR TOTAL:            55.00
                                                                                       TOTAL - ALL VENDORS:        12,613.04
     HOWELL AREA
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                       Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority Board
                                                 Todd Smith, Genoa Township, Chair
                                             Sean Dunleavy, Oceola Township, Vice Chair
                                               Steven Manor, City of Howell, Secretary
                                              Paula Wyckoff, Marion Township, Treasurer
                                                  Rick Terres, Howell Public Schools

                                                   Howell City Council
                                                        Geraldine Moen, Mayor
                                                   Steven L. Manor, Mayor Pro Tem
                                                       Tom Malloy, City Council
                                                      Scott Niblock, City Council
                                                      Scott Patton, City Council
                                                      Dawn Cooper, City Council
                                                     Paul F. Rogers, City Council

                                               Oceola Township Board
                                                      William Bamber, Supervisor
                                                        Kathleen McLean, Clerk
                                                      Evelyn M. Cornell, Treasurer
                                                      Lance Schumacher, Trustee
                                                        Bob Henshaw, Trustee
                                                        Sean Dunleavy, Trustee
                                                           Keith Huff, Trustee

                                                Genoa Township Board
                                                       Gary McCririe, Supervisor
                                                       Paulette Skolarus, Clerk
                                                         Robin Hunt, Treasurer
                                                         Jean Ledford, Trustee
                                                        Jim Mortensen, Trustee
                                                          Todd Smith, Trustee
                                                        Steve Wildman, Trustee

                                                Marion Township Board
                                                        Bob Hanvey, Supervisor
                                                           Tammy Beal, Clerk
                                                        Paula Wyckoff, Treasurer
                                                         Les Andersen, Trustee
                                                         Dave Hamann, Trustee
                                                         Travis Hodge, Trustee
                                                          Daniel Lowe, Trustee




                                            Prepared by: Carlisle/Wortman Associates, Inc.

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INTRODUCTION
What this Plan Contains................................................................................................................................ 1
Planning Process .......................................................................................................................................... 1

COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION
Regional Setting............................................................................................................................................ 3
Demographic Characteristics ........................................................................................................................ 4
    Population............................................................................................................................................... 4
    Population Distribution............................................................................................................................ 5
    Households............................................................................................................................................. 6
    Children, Seniors, and People with Disabilities ...................................................................................... 7
Physical Characteristics ................................................................................................................................ 8
Land Use Patterns and Development Trends............................................................................................. 11
Planning Initiatives ...................................................................................................................................... 12

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE
Administration ............................................................................................................................................. 17
Funding and Budget.................................................................................................................................... 17
Fee Structure .............................................................................................................................................. 19
Volunteers and Partnerships....................................................................................................................... 19

RECREATION INVENTORY
Howell Area Local Parks and Recreation Resources ................................................................................. 21
    City of Howell Parks ............................................................................................................................. 21
    Township Resources and Facilities ...................................................................................................... 27
School Recreation Facilities........................................................................................................................ 28
Open Spaces and Natural Areas ................................................................................................................ 30
Private Recreation Facilities........................................................................................................................ 31
Howell Area Recreation Programs.............................................................................................................. 32
Regional Recreational Facilities.................................................................................................................. 43
Comparison to Recreation Standards......................................................................................................... 53
Accessibility Assessment & Grant-Assisted Projects ................................................................................. 54

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
National Recreation Trends ........................................................................................................................ 55
Resident Survey.......................................................................................................................................... 57
Public Meeting............................................................................................................................................. 59
Public Review and Public Hearing .............................................................................................................. 63

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Goals ........................................................................................................................................................... 65
Objectives.................................................................................................................................................... 65

ACTION PROGRAM
Action Plan .................................................................................................................................................. 67
Project Schedule ......................................................................................................................................... 71
Implementation Strategies .......................................................................................................................... 74

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
Articles of Incorporation .............................................................................................................................. 76

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Questionnaire................................................................................................................................................ x
Notice of Draft Plan Availability & Public Hearing ........................................................................................ x
Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority Resolution ............................................................................. x
Minutes of Public Hearing ............................................................................................................................. x
Letters of Transmittal to Regional Agencies & MDNR.................................................................................. x




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TABLES AND FIGURES

TABLES
Table 1.        Input Participation...................................................................................................................... 2
Table 2.        Howell Recreation Authority 2000 Population and Percent Change......................................... 4
Table 3.        Howell Area Population Gain, 1990-2000 ................................................................................. 4
Table 4.        Howell Area Population Projection, 2000-2030......................................................................... 4
Table 5.        Howell Area Population Density ................................................................................................ 5
Table 6.        Howell Area Households, 1990-2030........................................................................................ 6
Table 7.        Howell Area Age Distribution, 2000-2030 ................................................................................. 7
Table 8.        2000 Land Use/Land Cover..................................................................................................... 11
Table 9.        New Residential Units and Building Permits ........................................................................... 11
Table 10.       Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority Budget Summary ............................................. 18
Table 11.       Howell Area Recreation Programs .......................................................................................... 32
Table 12.       Regional Recreation Facilities ................................................................................................. 44
Table 13.       Parkland Acreage Comparison................................................................................................ 53
Table 14.       MDNR Grants .......................................................................................................................... 54
Table 15.       National Sports Participation, 2005 ......................................................................................... 55
Table 16.       Public Meeting Input ................................................................................................................ 59
Table 17.       Project Schedule ..................................................................................................................... 71

FIGURES
Figure 1.       Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority Boundaries......................................................... 3
Figure 2.       Population Density..................................................................................................................... 5
Figure 3.       Natural Features........................................................................................................................ 9
Figure 4.       Existing Land Use.................................................................................................................... 10
Figure 5.       Natural Areas........................................................................................................................... 13
Figure 6.       Greenway Vision ..................................................................................................................... 14
Figure 7.       Genoa Township Pathways Plan............................................................................................. 15
Figure 8.       Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities.......................................................................... 23
Figure 9.       Regional Recreation Facilities Around Howell ........................................................................ 43




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                                                I   N T R O D U C T I O N


The Howell Area Parks and Recreation Master Plan articulates a vision for parks and recreation in the
area including the City of Howell and portions of the townships of Oceola, Genoa, and Marion. The
purpose of this Plan is to guide recreation planning and management efforts of the Howell Area Parks
and Recreation Authority over a five-year period, through 2014. The Plan is also intended to meet state
standards for community recreation planning that are necessary to gain eligibility for grant programs.
Once adopted, the Plan is the official document to be used by the Recreation Authority Board and each of
the participating municipalities to guide decisions regarding parks and recreation.

The most recent recreation plan for the Howell area was written in 1995. It guided a number of park
development and improvement projects and called for the establishment of an area-wide recreation
district to share funding and management of parks and recreation services in the area. The Howell area,
at that time, included the townships of Howell and Cohoctah in addition to the City of Howell, and Oceola,
Genoa, and Marion townships. The 2003 Howell Area Recreation Authority Strategic Plan guided the
development of the area-wide multi-jurisdictional Recreation Authority under a new Michigan law allowing
authorities to be drawn following school boundaries.

WHAT THIS PLAN CONTAINS
The Howell Area Parks and Recreation Master Plan follows the format suggested by the Michigan
Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) in the Guidelines for the Development of Community Park,
Recreation, Open Space and Greenway Plans (2006). It begins with a brief overview of the plan as well
as a Description of the Planning Process which was used to develop the plan. The plan then presents a
Community Description, summarizing information on both the social and physical characteristics of the
Howell area. The Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority Administrative Structure is next described,
including information on funding and budget. A detailed Recreation Inventory, which follows, describes the
existing local parks and recreational facilities and programs as well as those of the state and the region.
The Public Participation portion of the Plan presents the input received from local officials, staff, community
stakeholders, and the residents of the area, which helped in formulating the plan’s Goals and Objectives.
The Action Program then provides an action plan and strategies for implementation. Finally, the Supporting
Documents include the resolutions and notices documenting the plan's adoption by the Howell Area Parks
and Recreation Authority Board.

PLANNING PROCESS
The process used to generate the plan consists of three phases: background studies, evaluation, and
plan development.

     1. Background Studies. This phase involved gathering and updating data from census data, existing
        documents, plans, and from field observations. The data is organized into two main categories:
        community description and recreation inventory.

     2. Evaluation. The second phase in the planning process involved an evaluation and analysis of the
        data compiled to determine recreation facility deficiencies and needs. Public input to assess
        recreational needs was also sought at this level. A written survey and several public meetings
        were conducted to receive residents’ opinions and ideas for a parks and recreation system. Input
        from city and township officials and the Authority Board members was also used to evaluate the
        parks and recreation system.

     3. Plan Development. The last phase in the process involved plan development and adoption. Based
        on the desires and needs identified in the previous phase, goals and objectives were formulated
        and a specific action plan developed. Strategies to implement the plan are also suggested.




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        The diagram below outlines how the process corresponds to the MDNR suggested format.

                                                                            MDNR Suggested Format
                            Background     Community Description        •   Planning Process
                              Studies       Recreation Inventory        •   Community Description
                                                                        •   Administrative Structure
                                                                        •   Recreation Inventory

                                             Recreation Facility        •   Needs Assessment and
                             Evaluation
                                            Deficiency and Needs            Public participation

                               Plan                                     •   Goals and Objectives
                            Development         Master Plan
                                                                        •   Action Program
                                                                        •   Supporting Documents

                                                              Table 1. Input Participation
        The planning process incorporates
        considerable input from local officials, staff,
        and residents (Table 1). In addition to a




                                                                                                   Community Description
        resident survey, public meetings were
        conducted with public officials and community




                                                                                                                                          Goal Formulation

                                                                                                                                                             Action Program

                                                                                                                                                                              Public Hearing
        stakeholders to encourage an open dialogue




                                                                                                                                                                                               Plan Adoption
                                                                                                                           Public Input
        and to shape an area-wide plan unique to the
        Howell community. Input from the Recreation
        Authority Board members was used to
        establish goals and priorities. The plan was
        also available for public review and comment           Howell Area Parks &
        for one month and subject to a public hearing          Recreation Authority Board                                   √              √                  √                √                √
        that took place on _______. Following the              Oceola Township Officials                                    √
        public hearing, the plan was officially adopted
        by the Howell Area Parks and Recreation                Genoa Township Officials                                     √
        Authority Board.
                                                               Marion Township Officials                                    √
To be inserted
                                                               Howell Area Parks &
                                                               Recreation Staff                        √                    √              √                  √                √

                                                               Howell Area Residents                                        √                                                  √




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                               C    O M M U N I T Y            D   E S C R I P T I O N



REGIONAL SETTING
Located in central Livingston County, the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority territory includes
the City of Howell and the area of the townships of Oceola, Genoa, and Marion that are contained in the
Howell Public School District (Figure 1). The major roads, which bisect the area, include Interstate 96
and Grand River Avenue connecting Brighton and the Detroit area to Howell and continuing west to
Lansing, M-59 running east-west between Howell and US-23, and D-19 running north-south from
Pinckney to Howell.

Livingston County is located in the northwest area of
the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
(SEMCOG) region. SEMCOG is the regional
planning agency that conducts planning studies and
maintains a comprehensive database of information
about the seven counties it includes. It is a source
for some of the population and land use related data
included in this report.

In planning for the future recreation needs of the
area, it is essential to understand both the
community of people to be served and the recreation
resources which the communities have to offer. The
first part of the master plan provides an overview of
the population, physical, and recreation resources of
the area served by the Howell Area Parks and
Recreation Authority with the goal of understanding
the unique features and opportunities the
communities offer.
Figure 1. Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority Boundaries




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DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS
Population
According to Census 2000, the total population for                            Table 2. Howell Recreation Authority 2000
the Howell Public School District amounted to                                          Population and Percent Change
42,196, of which 31,223 persons lived in the area                                                          2000
                                                                                                                         Percent
covered by the Howell Area Parks and Recreation                                                          Population
Authority. As shown in Table 2, the City of Howell                             Genoa Township                 8,912           29%
and Genoa Township included slightly more
residents than Oceola and Marion townships.                                    City of Howell                 9,232           30%

                                                                               Oceola Township                6,423           20%
Detailed demographic data specific to the area
covered by the Howell Recreation Authority are not                             Marion Township                6,656           21%
readily available. The following discussion relates to
the entire communities which are a part of the                                 Total                        31,223           100%
Howell Recreation Authority.                                                  Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000


Table 3. Howell Area Population Gain, 1990-2000
                                                            Population
                                                                               The City of Howell has historically been the
                              1990             2000                            center of population in Livingston County. This
                                                              Gain
                            Population       Population                        trend has been changing since the late 1980s,
                                                            1990-2000
                                                                               when the population of adjacent townships
 Genoa Township*                10,790          15,901           5,111
                                                                               began to increase at a higher rate than the City
 City of Howell                   8,261          9,232             971         and surpass it in population gains. As shown in
                                                                               Table 3, the community with the largest
 Oceola Township*                 4,773          8,362           3,589         population gain between 1990 and 2000 in the
 Marion Township*                 4,893          6,757           1,864         Howell area and in all of Livingston County was
                                                                               Genoa Township, followed in the Howell area
 Total Howell Area*             28,717          40,252         11,535          by Oceola and Marion townships, and the City
                                                                               of Howell.
 Livingston County            115,645         156,951          41,306
*: Data includes more than the area covered by the Recreation Authority
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000



SEMCOG forecasts that this population trend will continue over the next thirty years and that the
population gap between the townships and the City will widen (Table 4). Although the population in the
City of Howell will increase by more than 1,700 new residents, population gains will almost double in the
adjacent townships and surpass the City’s population.

Table 4. Howell Area Population Projection, 2000-2030
                                             2008                         Population
                              2000                           2030
                                           Estimated                        Gain
                            Population                     Forecast
                                           Population                     2000-2030
 Genoa Township*               15,901         20,657         29,083         13,871

 City of Howell                 9,232         10,112         10,965          1,733

 Oceola Township*               8,362         12,748         17,855          9,493

 Marion Township*               6,757           9,427        13,969          7,212

 Total Howell Area*            40,252         52,944         71,872         31,620

 Livingston County           156,951         191,361       282,552         125,601
*: Data includes more than the area covered by the Recreation Authority
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, SEMCOG 2030 Regional Forecast
      (2003), & 2008 Community Profile




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Population Distribution
As shown in Table 5, while greater population numbers and gains are expected in the adjacent
townships, the City of Howell is still expected to have a greater population density when compared with
the adjacent townships.

Table 5. Howell Area Population Density, 2000-2030
                            Area in Square     2000 Population 2030 Population
                                Miles          Per Square Mile Per Square Mile
 Genoa Township*                       34.3                464             848
 City of Howell                         4.1              2,252            3,289
 Oceola Township*                      36.3                230             385
 Marion Township*                      35.6                190             392
 Total Howell Area*                  110.3                 365             674
 Livingston County                   568.4                 276             497
*: Data includes more than the area covered by the Recreation Authority
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 & Livingston County Planning

Figure 2. Population Density




Source: Livingston County Planning




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Households
The Howell area included a total of 10,018 households in 1990 and 14,723 households in 2000.
SEMCOG estimates that the Howell area currently has 20,153 households (2008) and projects the area
will have 28,759 households by 2030. Household distribution in the Howell area is presented in Table 6
below.

Through 2030, SEMCOG also projects that:

     •     While the number of households with children will increase from 5,868 to 9,836, the percentage of
           households with children will decrease from 40 to 34 percent; and
     •     The number of households without children will increase from 8,853 to 18,923, or from 60 to 66
           percent.

Table 6. Howell Area Households, 1990-2030
                             1990 Census          2000 Census      2008 Population   2030 Forecast

 Households

 Genoa Township*                      3,691               5,839            8,063            12,224

 City of Howell                       3,293               3,857            4,424             4,716

 Oceola Township*                     1,505               2,756            4,143             6,261

 Marion Township*                     1,529               2,271            3,523             5,558

 Total Howell Area*                 10,018              14,723            20,153            28,759

 Households w/ Children

 Genoa Township*                      1,562               2,227               n/a            3,490

 City of Howell                       1,111               1,256               n/a            1,388

 Oceola Township*                       703               1,374               n/a            3,084

 Marion Township*                       738               1,011               n/a            1,874

 Total Howell Area*          4,114 (41%)         5,868 (40%)                  n/a    9,836 (34%)

 Households w/out Children

 Genoa Township*                      2,130               3,612               n/a            8,734

 City of Howell                       2,187               2,600               n/a            3,328

 Oceola Township*                       797               1,382               n/a            3,177

 Marion Township*                       788               1,259               n/a            3,684

 Total Howell Area*          5,902 (59%)         8,853 (60%)                  n/a 18,923 (66%)
n/a: not available
*: Data includes more than the area covered by the Recreation Authority
Source: SEMCOG 2030 Regional Forecast & 2008 Community Profile


In summary, there has been a dramatic increase in population and households in the Howell area
between 1990 and 2000 and again since 2000. Future projections show that this trend will continue for
both population and households, reflecting many factors including families with less children, aging
population, and changes in the mix of household.




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Children, Seniors, and People with Disabilities
Livingston County has the largest percent of school aged children (under 18) in the SEMCOG region.
Most of the county’s six major and nine minor school districts are currently constructing or planning new
schools. The age distribution of Howell area residents is presented in Table 7 below.

Table 7. Howell Area Age Distribution, 2000-2030
                       Youth Under 5     School Age 5-17          18-34             35-64             65 & Over        Total

 Genoa Township*

 2000                    1,124 (7%)         3,199 (20%)         2,968 (19%)      7,168 (45%)          1,442 (9%) 15,901 (100%)

 2030                    1,816 (6%)        4,237 (15%)          5,173 (18%)     12,037 (41%)        5,820 (20%)    29,083 (100%)

 City of Howell

 2000                      687 (7%)        1,541 (17%)          2,643 (29%)      3,210 (35%)        1,151 (12%)     9,232 (100%)

 2030                      708 (6%)        1,568 (14%)          2,766 (25%)      4,004 (37%)        1,919 (18%)    10,965 (100%)

 Oceola Township*

 2000                      770 (9%)        1,911 (23%)          1,704 (20%)      3,500 (42%)            477 (6%)    8,362 (100%)

 2030                    1,563 (9%)        4,129 (23%)          3,243 (18%)      6,534 (37%)        2,386 (13%)    17,855 (100%)

 Marion Township*

 2000                      473 (7%)        1,505 (22%)          1,163 (17%)      3,086 (46%)            530 (8%)    6,757 (100%)

 2030                      947 (7%)        2,516 (18%)          2,128 (15%)      5,348 (38%)        3,030 (22%)    13,969 (100%)

 Total Howell Area*

 2000                    3,054 (8%)        8,156 (20%)          8,478 (21%)     16,964 (42%)          3,600 (9%) 40,252 (100%)

 2030                    5,034 (7%)       12,450 (17%)         13,310 (19%)     27,923 (39%)       13,155 (18%)    71,872 (100%)

 Livingston County

 2000                  11,305 (7%)        33,820 (22%)         29,947 (19%)     68,842 (44%)        13,037 (8%) 156,951 (100%)

 2030                  18,597 (7%)        52,392 (19%)         51,500 (18%) 117,238 (41%)          42,825 (15%) 282,552 (100%)
*: Data includes more than the area covered by the Recreation Authority
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, SEMCOG 2030 Regional Forecast (2003), and 2008 Community Profile


School age children (under age 18) make up 28 percent of the total 2000 population of the Howell area,
while people 65 years and over make up nine percent. Projections by SEMCOG indicate that while the
number of children will increase by 2030, the number of people 65 years and over will triple, changing the
proportion of children and seniors in the communities. These numbers are in keeping with national
averages showing an aging population. According to a recent report published by the Research Institute
for Housing America (Frey, 2006), nationally, pre-seniors (age 55-64) will show the greatest increase from
2000 to 2010, while young seniors (age 65-74) will follow as the greatest increase from 2010 to 2020.
This population group corresponds to the baby boom generation.

According to Census 2000, approximately 12 to 14 percent of the Howell area township population over
21 years old has some disability compared to 19 percent in the City of Howell. Census 2000 defined
disability as sensory, physical, mental, self-care, and go-outside-home impairments. As a result, the
numbers reported may not necessarily correspond to conditions restricting walking, climbing stairs, etc.

Children, seniors, and people with disabilities require careful consideration. Their special needs and
abilities will have to be recognized when planning for parks and recreation facilities and programs.




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PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
The natural features of the Howell area have played a major role in influencing and attracting growth and
development to the area. Like much of Michigan’s southern lower peninsula, the area’s landscape is
characterized by topography formed through glacial action. As the glaciers retreated, the outwash of
sand, soil, and debris created an irregular pattern of hills and depressions that collected water, creating
the region’s many lakes and wetlands.

The area’s topography is defined in part by a geologic ridgeline running southwest to northeast through
the area in between the cities of Howell and Brighton. Much of the land southeast of this feature is
characterized as somewhat flat to rolling hills with numerous lakes and wetlands. The land to the
northwest of the ridge line is generally flat and more conducive to agriculture and grazing.

The Howell area includes the headwaters or upper reaches of three watersheds: the Red Cedar,
Shiawassee, and Huron rivers. The Red Cedar flows to the north and west and drains into the Grand
River watershed, one of the largest in the State, which continues west and eventually to Lake Michigan.
The Shiawassee River flows north, joins the Saginaw River, and empties into Saginaw Bay. The Huron
River begins in Oakland County and flows southwest into Livingston County and the Howell area. The
area also serves as a headwaters region for a number of high quality creeks that drain into the Huron
River including Ore Creek, Honey Creek, Hay Creek, and others.

There are countless tributaries, streams, creeks, and drains connected to the many lakes and ponds and
found in the area. Numerous wetlands are also associated with these water features. The majority of the
area water features are found in the southeastern part of the area. The lakes vary in sizes with Lake
Chemung, Thompson Lake, West and East Crooked Lakes being some of the largest lakes.

Existing woodlands are located primarily along the waterways and wetlands. Moderately to well drained,
these wooded areas consist mostly of a mixture of hardwoods including oak, hickory, sugar maple, ash,
cherry, beech, basswood, and elm. Vegetation on poorly-drained soils consists primarily of elm, red
maple, aspen, white cedar, and tamarack. Figure 3 on the next page illustrates the distribution of
woodlands, wetlands, lakes, streams, drains and floodplains in the Howell Area.




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                                                                                                                                      Mason                                                                                                                                      Ind
Truhn




                                                                              Burkhart




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ake
                                                                                                                                                                        Foxfire




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tr     ial                                                                                                                                                                          Golf Club
                                                                                                                                                              n
                                                                                                                                                           rto
                                                 Amos




                                                                                                                                                         No
                                                                                                               To rt
                                                                                                                    o
                                                                                                      Bonnie




                                                                                                                                                                                                    E




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lucy
                                                                                                                       lse




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cherokee Bend




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Kellogg
                                                                                                                                                                                                      I9
                                                                                                                                                                                                        6




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Cheyenne
                                                                                                                        m
                                                                                                                   toriu
                                                                                                                                                                                          Peavy




                                                                                                               Sani                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Aster
                                                                                                                                                                               Alstott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Victory




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hacker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grand Oaks




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ur y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           dR                                                                                                                                                                         McClements




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ma
             Crofoot                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ive




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lawson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                r
                                                                                                               Sanitorium                                                                                                          Francis
                                                                                                                                                                                    Tracilee




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Elk




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                em




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Kellogg
                                                                                                                                        County Farm




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      d
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pinckney




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   oo




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ung
            Lange                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         W I 96                                                                                dw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Beck                                                                                         Wil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Twin Beach
                                             Eisnor




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gray
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Keddle




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Euler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Birkenstock
                                    Jewell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sweet
                                                                                         Sharma




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wright


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rink
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Itsell




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Hubert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bendix
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fisk
                                                                                                                        County Farm




                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sexton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fishbeck
Dutcher




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ru




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                od
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ss




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tt wo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      el
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         l




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dorr
                                                                 Cedar Lake




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Crooked Lake                                                                                              Herbst
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Davis                                                                                                                                                                                                                    w
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   do
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ch




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mea                                                      Oak Creek
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nixon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Beattie




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Still                                                                                                                                                                                     Debora
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ilso
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          n




                  Coon Lake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pardee
                  Pingree




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kipling




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Seim                                          Noble
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Westphal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Beattie




          Vines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ho
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       r
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Challis                                                                 Challis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pardee Lake




                                                                                                  Mayberry                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    c
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            An
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Brighton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Highcrest




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Conrad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    W




                                     Vines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     es
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         thil




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Filbert                                                                                          Quaint
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             l




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Clifford




                                                                                                                                                                  ce
                                                                                                                                                             an
                                                                                                  Cedar                                                    nd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        White Pines
                                                                                                                                                         Su
                                             Hinchey




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Brookview
                                                                                                                                                                               Sierra
                                                                                                                                      Ru




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Aljoann

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dillon
                                                                                                                                        bb




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Honors
                                                                                                                                          in




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bauer
                                                                                                                                            s




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Timberline




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Brighton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Walnut Hills




                                                                                                                                                                                   Triangle Lake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Milroy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Richardson




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Glenway




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Washakie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Queensway




                                                                                                                                                                                                   Oak Bark                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Prairie




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Arbor Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Brady




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mountain




                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cranbr ook
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fore Wyndham
                                                                                                               Bentley Lake




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    King




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ake




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ce




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              st W
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           an


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         nd


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Su


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cun




                                                       Schafer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cunningham Lake
                                                                                                  Schafer                                                Schafer                                                                                                                                                                                             Schafer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Schafer
                                                                                            Marion Township                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Genoa Township



                                                                                         Legend
                                                                                                    Emergent Wetlands                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Figure 3
                                                                                                    Forested Wetlands
                                                                                                    Scrub-Shrub                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             NATURAL FEATURES
                                                                                                    Woodlands                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Howell Area
                                                                                                    Floodplain
                                                                                                    Lakes
                                                                                                    Streams & Drains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ¯                                                          0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Livingston County Planning,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SEMCOG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1                                                               2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Miles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Oceola Township
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Allen                                                                                                                                                       Allen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Allen                                                        Allen




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fisher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hazard




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Clyde




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Musson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dunn




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Eager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Curdy




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kimberly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dwyer




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fisher




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Listerman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Armstrong




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Argentine




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bachelor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fisher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Brophy                                                                                                        Brophy




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Latson




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Botsford
                                                                                                                                                    City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bigelow
                                                                                                                                                     of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Highland




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Whitecliff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oa
                                                                                                                                                   Howell


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             k Gro
                                                                                                                                                                            Highland




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ve




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ashwood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Butler
                                                                                                                                                                     Highlander




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bower




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hughes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Oakcrest
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Byr on




                                                                                                                                                        Gra
                                                                                                                                                           nd R
                                                                                                                                                               iver                                                     Riddle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          McGunn                                                                                                                                                                                                Bergin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Madis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cli                                        Roosevelt                                                                                          Gentry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       nto
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Isbell




                                                                                                                                                                                                                          n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Illinois




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gulley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              an




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hacker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cornell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           National
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           hig




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sib
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Catrell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ley                                                                                                                                                                                       y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mic




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         icott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    lnu



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fowler




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lo tu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        End
                            Mason                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wa




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ind                                                 rl L                                                                                      s
Truhn




                                                                                                                                        Mason
                                                                              Burkhart




                                                                                                                                                                              Foxfire




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          us                                                     ake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tr        ial                                                                                                                                                                             Golf Club
                                                                                                                                                                 n
                                                                                                                                                              rto
                                                 Amos




                                                                                                                                                            No
                                                                                                               To rt
                                                                                                                    o
                                                                                                      Bonnie




                                                                                                                                                                                                         E




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lucy
                                                                                                                       lse




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cherokee Bend




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kellogg
                                                                                                                                                                                                           I9
                                                                                                                                                                                                             6




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Cheyenne
                                                                                                                        m
                                                                                                                   toriu
                                                                                                                                                                                               Peavy




                                                                                                               Sani                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aster
                                                                                                                                                                                  Alstott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Victory




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hacker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Grand Oaks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gr




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ur y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       dR




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ma
             Crofoot                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ive                                                                                                                                                                             McClements




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lawson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            r
                                                                                                               Sanitorium                                                                                                               Francis
                                                                                                                                                                                        Tracilee




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Elk




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           em




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kellogg
                                                                                                                                          County Farm




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 d
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pinckney




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ung
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     W I 96                                                                                   oo
            Lange                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          dw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Beck                                                                                             Wil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Twin Beach
                                              Eisnor




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Gray
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Keddle




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Euler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Birkenstock
                                    Jewell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sweet
                                                                                         Sharma




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wright


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rink
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Itsell




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hubert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bendix
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fisk
                                                                                                                          County Farm




                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sexton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fishbeck
Dutcher




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     od
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ru
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ss




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tt wo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 el




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dorr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    l
                                                                 Cedar Lake




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Crooked Lake                                                                                                      Herbst
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Davis                                                                                                                                                                                                                             w
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ch




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                do
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mea                                                     Oak Creek
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Nixon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Beattie




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Still                                                                                                                                                                                           Debora
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ilso
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 n




                  Coon Lake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pardee
                  Pingree




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kipling




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Westphal




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Seim                                           Noble
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Beattie




          Vines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ho
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   r
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Challis                                                                       Challis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pardee Lake




                                                                                                  Mayberry                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   c
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           An
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Brighton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Highcrest




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Conrad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         W




                                     Vines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          es
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             thil




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Filbert                                                                                               Quaint
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 l




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Clifford




                                                                                                                                                                     ce
                                                                                                                                                               an
                                                                                                  Cedar                                                      nd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        White Pines
                                                                                                                                                           Su
                                             Hinchey




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Brookview
                                                                                                                                                                                   Sierra
                                                                                                                                        Ru




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Aljoann

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dillon
                                                                                                                                          bb




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Honors
                                                                                                                                            in




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bauer
                                                                                                                                              s




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Timberline




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Brighton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Walnut Hills




                                                                                                                                                                                        Triangle Lake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Milroy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Richardson




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Glenway




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Washakie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Queensway




                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oak Bark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Prairie




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Brady




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hill                                                                                                                                                                                              Arbor Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mountain




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fore Wyndham




                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cranbr ook
                                                                                                                Bentley Lake




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 King




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ake




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   mL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ce




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  st W
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         an


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       nd


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Su


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cun




                                                       Schafer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cunningham Lake
                                                                                                  Schafer                                                  Schafer                                                                                                                                                                                                  Schafer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Schafer
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                                                        Manufactured Home Park                                                                                                                         Grassland & Shrub                                                                                                                                                                                      EXISTING LAND USE
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LAND USE PATTERNS AND DEVELOPMENT TRENDS
The increase in population and households has also translated in rapid growth and development. The
Howell area generally includes low density residential development in the townships and higher density
residential development in the City of Howell. This development pattern is principally due to the following:

     •     The central location of the City of Howell as the county seat and most populated city in the region;
     •     The existing road network: Grand River Avenue and I-96, which bisect Genoa Township and
           connect Brighton to Howell; and
     •     The diverse landscapes in Oceola and Marion townships supporting a wide variety of agricultural
           uses including dairy farms, beef cattle, hog farms, corn crop, and tree nurseries.

According to SEMCOG, the two primary land uses in the Howell area are active agriculture and single-
family residential uses (Table 8 and Figure 4). Agricultural uses covers 15 to 34 percent of the three
townships while 20 to 29 percent of the township area is covered by single-family residences. The City of
Howell, on the other hand, is covered by a mix of residential, commercial, office, institutional, and
industrial uses with single-family uses covering 33 percent of the city area.

Table 8. 2000 Land Use/Land Cover
                                                          Genoa                                  Oceola              Marion
                                                                          City of Howell
                                                        Township*                               Township*           Township*
 Single-Family Residential                             6,726 (29%)           897 (33%)          4,828 (20%)         4,927 (21%)

 Multiple-Family                                           165 (1%)           157 (6%)                 7 (0%)            0 (0%)

 Commercial and Office                                     410 (2%)           213 (8%)                23 (0%)          60 (0%)

 Institutional                                             393 (2%)          289 (11%)                10 (0%)            0 (0%)

 Industrial                                                  77 (0%)         305 (11%)                10 (0%)          10 (0%)

 Transportation, Communication, & Utility                  410 (2%)             32 (1%)                5 (0%)         111 (1%)

 Cultural, Outdoor Recreation, & Cemetery                  767 (3%)             50 (2%)              266 (1%)         208 (1%)

 Active Agriculture                                    3,473 (15%)            152 (6%)          7,248 (31%)         7,864 (34%)

 Grassland and Shrub                                   4,229 (18%)           317 (12%)          4,770 (20%)         3,306 (14%)

 Woodland and Wetland                                  4,648 (20%)            114 (4%)          5,588 (24%)         6,061 (26%)

 Extractive and Barren                                     112 (1%)                 0 (0%)            17 (0%)          71 (0%)

 Water                                                   1,489 (6%)           128 (5%)               389 (2%)         549 (2%)

 Under Development                                         400 (2%)           101 (4%)               386 (2%)         172 (1%)

 Total Acres                                        23,299 (100%)         2,753 (100%) 23,548 (100%) 23,338 (100%)
*: Data includes more than the area covered by the Recreation Authority
Source: SEMCOG


Despite the general increase in population and households from 1990 to 2000 (Table 3 and 6), the
southeast Michigan region has been experiencing a decline in residential construction. However, as
illustrated in Table 9, the Howell area had a healthy growth rate between 2000 and 2007.

Table 9. New Residential Units and Building Permits
                                                         Genoa            City of         Oceola          Marion      Livingston
 New Residential Units
                                                       Township           Howell        Township        Township          County
 1990-2000                                                 2,269             661             1,366           794        17,056

 2000-2007                                                 1,938             415             1,329          1,170       12,171
Source: SEMCOG


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PLANNING INITIATIVES
While change is inevitable and growth in both population and housing will occur, the county is committed
to managing that growth to enhance economic benefit, recreational activities, and overall quality of life for
all its residents. The Livingston County Comprehensive Plan, the 2003 High-Quality Natural Areas study,
and the 2006 Livingston County Parks and Open Space Plan are recent Livingston County planning
initiatives that have relevance to the current plan. Other studies, including the City’s Master Plan, Genoa
and Marion townships Parks and Recreation Plans, and the Greenway Vision for Livingston County are
also significant to parks and recreation in the Howell area. The following discussion briefly describes
these plans.

Livingston County’s High-Quality Natural Areas
The study focused on identifying and evaluating the county’s natural areas and on providing options to
help protect the quality natural areas. Prioritization criteria included size, presence of riparian lands,
wetlands, and connectivity to assess each natural area’s ecological value. The analysis revealed a large
number of sizeable, high-quality natural areas despite significant residential growth in the county.

This resource inventory can be used, for example, to identify potential parks and open spaces that may
be desirable for protection and public access through acquisition or other means. The Howell area
includes a wealth of high quality natural areas as illustrated in Figure 5. These natural areas include
many of the remaining existing woodlands and wetlands.

2002 Livingston County Comprehensive Plan
In 2001-2002, Livingston County adopted its current County Comprehensive Plan. Information was
gathered regarding existing parks and recreation facilities, statutory authority, community input, and
funding comparison with other counties. The information served to formulate a set of goals and
objectives which include:

     •    Coordinating open space preservation;
     •    Promoting the expansion of open space, park, and recreation opportunities; and
     •    Encouraging the incorporation of green areas into the county’s land use pattern.

2006 Livingston County Parks and Open Space Plan
The previous goals and objectives set for the County Comprehensive Plan were further refined in the
2006 County Parks and Open Space Plan. The County sees its role as providing parks, natural areas,
and open space for passive recreation uses while local units of government provide the more intense
recreation uses such as sports fields. The Plan’s goals include:

     •    Acquiring additional land for parks and open space, particularly land preserving rural character
          and environmentally sensitive areas;
     •    Building partnerships between public and private parks and recreation providers;
     •    Promoting intergovernmental cooperation of Livingston County communities; and
     •    Identifying sources of funding for parkland acquisition and development projects.

2002 City of Howell Master Plan
The 2002 Master Plan for the City of Howell includes several goals that are pertinent to parks and
recreation in the Howell area, including:

     •    Redeveloping Lucy Road Park;
     •    Developing the open space north of the Depot and extending through to West Street Park;
     •    Providing park space in all new residential developments;
     •    Working with the adjacent townships, the county, and the school district to establish a Recreation
          Authority; and
     •    Providing a bike route plan.




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                  City of Howell




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                                   HIGH QUALITY NATURAL AREAS
                                                                      Howell Area
                                                        Source: Livingston County Planning
                        Figure 6
GREENWAY VISION
                  Howell Area
  Source: Greenway Collaborative, 2006
Genoa Township Parks and Recreation Plan 2002-2008
Genoa Township adopted a Parks and Recreation Plan in 2002, which called for the following priority
actions:

     •    Acquiring parkland;
     •    Developing a passive park on the Township Hall property;
     •    Developing cooperation with both SELCRA and the Howell Area Parks and Recreation; and
     •    Establishing pathway links and connections.

Marion Township Parks and Recreation Plan 2002-2008
Marion Township also adopted a Parks and Recreation Plan in 2002, which guided the development of a
9-acre township park on Triangle Lake Road and 10 acres of land behind the Township Hall. Acquiring
and developing parkland was considered the township’s highest priority in order to provide basic facilities
at the community level.

Greenways and Pathways
Since the early 1990s, the vision for greenways in Livingston County has evolved to include a system of
conservation corridors and trails. In addition to walk/bike routes along roadways and utility easements,
many of the greenways identified follow river, stream, and utility corridors. Figure 6 illustrates this most
recent greenway vision for the Howell area completed in 2006. It includes the Howell Crosstown Trail
located at the heart of the Howell area, connecting many of the area parks and community facilities.

Genoa Township has developed a township-wide pathways plan and outlined a clear plan for their
implementation. They are planned to accommodate pedestrians, cyclists, equestrians, and others. Most
are located along roadways as separate off-road pathways. Figure 7 below illustrates the location of
these pathways

Figure 7. Genoa Township Pathways Plan




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                          A    D M I N I S T R A T I V E       S   T R U C T U R E


The administration of parks and recreation services in the Howell area is the responsibility of the Howell
Area Parks and Recreation Authority Board, the City of Howell, and the townships of Oceola, Genoa, and
Marion.

ADMINISTRATION
The Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority was established in 2005 under Public Act 321 of 2000,
Recreation Authorities. The act allowed the four municipalities to establish a recreation authority
contained in the Howell Public School District. The Authority’s current Articles of Incorporation are
included in Appendix A. They detail a series of items requiring approval and including budget,
withdrawal, tax levy proposal, dissolution, and reversion of leases of parkland.

The five-member Recreation Authority Board includes an elected official from each community, a member
of the Howell Public Schools. The Recreation Authority oversees the management of parks and
recreation in the Howell area through the review and approval of budget expenditures, contract awards,
program development, fee structures, and parks and recreation policies. The Recreation Authority also
has the power to acquire, develop, operate, maintain, and improve park facilities.

The mission of the Recreation Authority is to bring communities together to enrich lives by promoting
active and healthy lifestyles.

Prior to 2005 and since 1952, parks and recreation services were administered by the City of Howell and
the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Commission, which included members from all participating
communities. The communities included Cohoctah and Howell townships in addition to the City of Howell
and the townships of Oceola, Genoa, and Marion. All contributed funds to support the City Recreation
Department.

The City of Howell is currently in the process of turning over the administration of parks and recreation in
the Howell area to the Recreation Authority. Starting July 1, 2008, the City will be administering park
operations and maintenance while the Recreation Authority will administer all recreation services. At the
time of this writing, the Authority leases Bennett Recreation Center and Barnard Community Center from
the City and maintains the building and grounds of both facilities. The Authority also maintains the
grounds of the Oceola and Genoa townships soccer fields. The other city or township park facilities are
owned and maintained by each of the communities in which they are located.

Howell Area Parks and Recreation includes a total of 19 employees managed by a Director. Although the
administrative structure of the Authority is in transition and will change, the Parks and Recreation staff is
currently divided into main areas which are led by a Sports Director, a Preschool Director, an Enrichment
Director, and Teen Center Director. Other supporting staff members include building supervisors,
teachers, assistants, recreation programmers, and clerical staff.

FUNDING AND BUDGET
Funding for the Recreation Authority comes from each of the participating communities. The City of
Howell and Oceola Township have contributed $100,000 for 2008, and Marion and Genoa townships
$59,000. Program fees, grants, fundraising activities, and membership fees balance the budget. The
total budget for 2008-2009 is $760,100 (Table 10).




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Table 10. Howell Area Parks and Recreation Budget Summary
                                 Administra-                           Special        Senior                        Teen
                                             Enrichment   Sports                                  Preschool                         Total
                                    tion                               Events         Center                       Center
  Revenues
  Community Contributions         320,000                                                                                          320,000
  Amusement Park Ticket Sales                   8,000                                                                                8,000
  Concessions                                                             1,000                                         500          1,500
  Brochure Advertisements            3,000                                                                                           3,000
  Program Fees/Tuitions                       105,000     115,000       35,350          6,000        65,000                        326,350
  Building Rental Fees             29,000                                                                                           29,000
  Program Contributions                500                                                                                             500
  Misc. Revenues                     1,100                                                                                           1,100
  Donations/Fundraising              5,000                                              1,500          2,000         1,000           9,500
  United Way                                                                            5,900                        8,000          13,900
  Reimbursements                                3,000                                      800                                       3,800
  Sponsorship Fees                                                      38,500                                                      38,500
  Membership                         5,000                                                                                           5,000
  Total Revenue                   363,600     116,000     115,000       74,850        14,200         67,000          6,500         760,150
  Expenditures
  Salaries and Benefits           233,244      63,300      72,625       34.500          9,000        33,600          7,000         453,269
  Office Supplies                    4,100                                              2,000                                        6,100
  Operating Supplies                 7,000     16,500      17,000       30,500             750         2,000                        73,750
  Bldg. Maintenance & Supplies       8,000                                                                                           8,000
  Professional Services            23,000                                                                                           23,000
  Contractual Services               2,000      2,400       1,100         1,500         3,000                                       10,000
  Instructors                                  22,000                                                                               22,000
  Officials/Referees                                        7,500                                                                    7,500
  Dues, Subscription and
  Memberships
                                     1,763         120        185                           70             43            20          2,201
  Telephone, Internet, Cable       10,300                                                                                           10,300
  Conference & Gen.
  Transportation
                                     2,900         500        500                          320           840                         5,060
  Printing & Pub.                  22,650       1,500       3,000         3,500         3,150            750            750         35,300
  Insurance                        15,000                                                                                           15,000
  Utilities - Bennett              26,300                                                                                           26,300
  Utilities – Barnard              16,100                                                                                           16,100
  Grounds – Bennett                  2,720                                                                                           2,720
  Grounds – Barnard                  1,850                                                                                           1,850
  Equipment Rental & Gasoline        3,000                                                                                           3,000
  Porta John Rentals                                        1,200                                                                    1,200
  Miscellaneous Expenses             8,000                                                                                           8,000



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                                     Administra-                           Special   Senior                Teen
                                                 Enrichment      Sports                       Preschool                  Total
                                        tion                               Events    Center               Center
  Education/Training                      2,500                                                                           2,500
  Purchases from Donations/
  Fundraising
                                                                                      1,500      2,000     1,000          4,500
  Program Refunds                         3,500                                                                           3,500
  Facility/School Gym Rentals                            1,200    10,000     1,500                                       12,700
  Office Equipment & Computer             6,300                                                                           6,300
  Total Expenditures                   400,227       107,520     113,110   71,500    19,790     39,233     8,770        760,150


FEE STRUCTURE
A three tiered fee system has been put into place as a result of the unequal contributions of each
participating communities. Residents of the City of Howell and Oceola Township receive a resident rate
to participate in recreation programs and have access to the City Park beach. Residents of Genoa and
Marion townships receive a mid-step rate as members of the Recreation Authority. All others pay a
higher non-resident rate.

VOLUNTEERS AND PARTNERSHIPS
The Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority maintains a close relationship with Howell Public
Schools, which owns and maintains a number of recreational facilities and sports fields in the community.
The Recreation Authority uses these facilities to conduct many of the recreation programs it offers. The
Authority also maintains partnerships with local area businesses including the Howell Bowl-E-Drome,
Rollerama II, Howell Tae Kwon Do, and Kils Tae Kwon Do.

Other organizations run recreation programs including the South East Livingston County Recreation
Association (SELCRA) which serves portions of the City of Brighton and Genoa, Brighton, and Green Oak
townships. Youth sports organizations include the Howell Area Junior Baseball Association, the Howell
Area Junior Football League, the Howell Area Soccer Association, and the Howell Sea Serpents.

Service clubs and community groups also play a significant role in providing additional volunteer labor
and financial support for park facilities and programs. These clubs and groups include:

Scouting Groups:                          Boy Scouts Pack 363 and 365;
                                          Girl Scouts;
Recreation Use Groups:                    Brighton Trail Riders;
                                          Michigan Mountain Biking Association;
Land Conservancies:                       Livingston Land Conservancy;
Other Organizations:                      American Legion;
                                          City of Howell Downtown Development Authority;
                                          Community Theatre of Howell;
                                          Elks Lodge 2168;
                                          Exchange Club of Howell;
                                          Fraternal Order of the Eagle;
                                          Howell Area Chamber of Commerce;
                                          Howell Jaycees;
                                          Howell Lions Club;
                                          Howell Optimist Club;
                                          Howell Rotary Club;
                                          Interact Club;


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          Kiwanis Club of Howell;
          Knights of Columbus;
          Livingston Arts Council;
          Livingston Civitan Club;
          Livingston County Historical Society;
          Livingston County Retired School Personnel;
          Livingston Fine Arts Association;
          Masonic Temple;
          Toastmasters International;
          United Auto Workers (retired); and
          Young at Heart.




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                                 R   E C R E A T I O N                 I   N V E N T O R Y


The residents of the Howell area have a variety of available local and regional recreational resources.
There are about 101 acres of developed parkland with 46 acres in the City of Howell and about 55 acres
in the townships. The area also includes schools, and privately-owned recreational facilities. In addition
to local parks and recreation resources, there are over 24,500 acres of regional parks within an hour drive
of the Howell area. This section describes these recreational resources. The information provided in this
section was compiled from the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority staff, community recreation
plans, Livingston County Planning Department, the Internet, and a field survey. Figure 8 identifies the
location of all recreational resources and community facilities in the Howell Area.

HOWELL AREA LOCAL PARKS AND RECREATION RESOURCES
Local recreational facilities typically focus on meeting community recreation needs. They include facilities
such as playgrounds, picnic areas, natural areas, as well as areas for intensive recreation facilities such
as athletic fields. The following is a list of all local parks and recreation facilities included in the Howell
area. The Recreation Authority leases and maintains the two community centers from the City and
maintains the athletic fields located in Oceola and Genoa townships. The other parks are owned and
maintained by the community in which they are located.

City of Howell Parks
Barnard Community Center/Page Field
Barnard Community Center and Page Field
is an 11-acre property located on the east
part of the City of Howell. The property
includes:

     •    3 soccer fields;
     •    Picnic area;
     •    Playground;
     •    Outdoor ¼ mile track;
     •    Concession stand;
     •    Bathroom facility and press box; and
     •    Indoor teen center and community
          classroom spaces.                                    Barnard Community Center

Bennett Recreation Center
The recreation center is located on 3.8 acres
of land on Grand River Avenue in the west
part of the City of Howell. This facility
provides office space for the Howell Area
Parks and Recreation Authority staff and
includes:

     •    Senior Center;
     •    Preschool;
     •    Meeting rooms;
     •    Multi purpose rooms;
     •    Food preparation facility/kitchen;
     •    Playground; and
     •    4 tennis courts.
                                                               Bennett Recreation Center
                                                               Source: City of Howell Website

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Bennett Field
Bennett Field is a 1.8-acre property located at
the corner of Maple and Walnut streets in the
City of Howell and includes:

     •    Picnic area;
     •    Portable toilet;
     •    Concession stand; and
     •    Lighted little league ball field.




                                                  Bennett Field


City Boat Launch
The City of Howell accommodates a small
boat launch on 1.6 acres on the west side of
Thompson Lake, which includes:

     •    Gravel parking area (with a 20
          vehicle/trailer space paved parking
          area available off-site);
     •    Picnic area; and
     •    Boat Launch.




                                                  City Boat Launch




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5                                       Thompson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ! Genoa Township Subdivision Parks




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fisher
                    Gra                                                                                                                                                                    Riddle                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11
                !
                       nd R
                                  iver                         K                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3
                                                                                                                                                                                                               !
                        !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sanctuary




                                                                                                                                                                                                               West
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       7                                                                                                                  Lake                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ! Marion Township Park No. 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               12
                                         !




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Listerman
                                                   !
                                                                  !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Madis                                   aa                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ! Marion Township Park No. 2 (Undeveloped)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               13
                                                                                                                                !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      on                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Armstrong
                                                                                                                B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          !                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Private Recreation Facilities
                                                                                !

                                  gg                                                                                                                 b                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ! Marion Township Park No. 3 (Undeveloped)
                                                 Highlander




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9                                                                                                                                                                                    14
                                                                                        !




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         X
                                                                                                            !




                                                                                                                               !                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                X ChemungGolf Club Club
                                                                                                                             !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hills Country
                                                                                                                               2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bachelor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       We                                                                                                                                  Indiana
                                                                                                                                              !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   !                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            X Wildwood Ranch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tm     o re
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               City of Howell Pocket Parks
                                                                                                                                                               !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4                                   Chicago
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ironwood




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Roosevelt
                                                                                                                                                           George                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2
                                                                                                                                                  Isbell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brophy                                                                                                                                      Brophy




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fisher
                                                                                                                                                                                  !




                                                                                                                                                                                                                  r
                                                                                                                             G


                                                                                                                                                                                                             nte
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                X Faulkwood Shores Golf Course
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Illinois

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               !
                                                                                                                                                                                                      !




                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ce
                                                                                                                                                                                          ee                                                                                   1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ! Argyle Street Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                X Grand Oaks Ice Arena
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cli                                                             Sutton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           n to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ! Baldwin Park                                       4




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cornell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               b




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 urt
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                X
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            rth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             !
                                                                                                                                                                                                        s hin




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Co




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Catrell




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Botsford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             National
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        gto
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 cc                                     f                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ! Lakeside Park                                      5




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Elm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               c
                                                                                                                             !                                                                       t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                X Lake Chemung Outdoor Resort
                                                                                                                                                                                                 lnu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sib
                                                                                                                             d
                                                                                                                                                                                                 !                                                                                   ley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ! Don Miller Park
                                                                                                                                                                                               Wa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6
                                                                                                                                                                                                        3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      d
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       !




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                X Mount Brighton Club
                                                                                        McPhe
                                                                                             rson P
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                N




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hartwick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gr
                                                                                                   ark
                                                                                                                                                       dd
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Liv                                                                                                                and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             C                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ! Jennie Ranney McPherson Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                X Oak of Detroit Parks & Recreation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ing                                                                                                                  !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Riv
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sto                                                                                                                      er
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pointe Country
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ! Dr. Louis May Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 n                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fowler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               f
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   o rn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bigelow

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                X City Golf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       !




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       #
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Highland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 F                                                                                                                                                                                        Bellavista
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             a rb




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ! Rolling Oaks Park                                  9




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               g




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Whitecliff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             X                                                                                                                                                  X Tecumseh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           De




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    u
                                                                                                                   Mason                                                                               Marion                                                                                                                                                           str
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ia                                                                                                                                                                              hh                                                                                  5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   l
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ! Parker Skate Park




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               h
                                                                                            W




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                X The Woodlands & Nature Center
                                                                                                 I9
                                                                  Foxfire




                                                                                                                                                                                                                 !
                                                                                                   6




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Highland                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        !                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       X Howell Conference
                                                                                                                                                                                           Pinckney




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ashwood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Community Facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lucy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                X Howell Gun Club
                                         n




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    !
                                     rt o




                                                                                                                     E




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hughes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oakcrest
                                                                                                                         I9
                                   No




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13
                                                                                                                           6




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               aa. Lake View Cemetery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                X Marion Oaks Golf Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Byron
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Gra                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  nd R
                                                                                                                   Peavy




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 iver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 McGunn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bergin                                        bb. M-59 Cemetery Property
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Gentry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cc. City of Howell Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               dd. Howell Armory




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Latson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ee. Howell Library




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gulley




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Argentine




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hacker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       X                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ff. Livington County Court House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Lily
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      icott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               gg. Livingston County Complex                                  Cross Town Trail




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           iew
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                !        !




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   End
                                                              Mason                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ea               Earl
                                                                                                                                       Groveland




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           e kv
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mason                                                                                                                                                                                                                          rl L
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               hh. Oceola Township Hall                                       Existing Trail
                         Truhn




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Westdale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ak e
                                                                                                                                       Burkhart




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lk.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Golf Club
                                                                                                                                                                                      Mandry




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ii. Genoa Township Hall and Fire Station                       Howell Public School District
                                                                                                                                                                        Hardman




                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pain




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Edin
                                                                                                 Amos




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             X X
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              burg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               jj. Marion Township Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tort
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ted




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  h


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           6                                                                                                                                                             4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               o ls       e
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bonnie




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Kellogg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   4




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cherokee Bend




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Newton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Schools




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cheyenne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ! X
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     orium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sanit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Peavy




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Alstott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11                             6




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Victory
                                                                                                                                                                    2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Gr                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A.   Howell Aquatic Center




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ur y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Grand Oaks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       an




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Red Oaks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               dR



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       X
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               B.   Challenger Elementary




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ma
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           McClements




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lawson
                                         Crofoot                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    r                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Darlene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sanitorium                                                                                                                                                          Francis                                                                                                           5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       C.   Hutchings Elementary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            X
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chemung
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Elk




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tracilee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Euler Lk.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             D                         10                                       Lake                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           D.   Latson Elementary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        em
                                                                                                                                                                                  X                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               9




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ung
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          d
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        oo                                                                                                                                                                                                                     E.   Northwest Elementary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 County Farm




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pinckney




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ck
                                         Lange                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ildw
                                                                                                                                                                                       13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Beck
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           4




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 er
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Kellogg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               W




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               F.   Southeast Elementary




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           kl e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ackerman Beach




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ec
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Twin




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    X
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lk.                                          G.   Southwest Elementary
                                                                                            Eisnor




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gray
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Keddle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               H.   Voyager Elementary




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Euler
                                                                                                                           Jewell
                                                                                                                                                                                  !
                                                                                                                                                                                  14                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sweet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Birkenstock

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               I.   Highlander Way Middle School
                                                                                                                                                                             Sharma




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           X
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Howell City Park
The City Park is a 22.8-acre site with rolling
topography located on the northwest shore
of Thompson Lake. The park has a variety
of mature woodlands and wetlands. An
entry fee is charged to visitors in the summer
months. The park includes:

     •    3 picnic shelters;
     •    Picnic area;
     •    Playground;
     •    1 baseball/softball field;
     •    1 small soccer field;
     •    1 volleyball court;
     •    Beach house and concession stand;
          and
                                                               Howell City Park Ball Field
     •    Beach and swimming area (250 feet).                  Source: City of Howell Website




                                                               Howell City Park Beach
                                                               Source: City of Howell Website
West Street Park
West Street Park is a 2-acre park located in
the center of town. The park includes:

     •    2 gazebos;
     •    Basketball court;
     •    Sand volleyball court;
     •    Playground; and
     •    ¼ mile pathway.




                                                               West Street Park
                                                               Source: City of Howell Website




HOWELL AREA PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN – DRAFT 8-11-08                                    Page 25
Lucy Road Park
Lucy Road Park is a 50-acre site, located at the eastern most limits of the City adjacent to Genoa
Township. The site is currently closed because of environmental issues. Development of the park has
included ball fields and restroom facility. Future plans include playground, picnic areas and trails
following remediation and clean-up efforts.

M-59 Cemetery Property
The 36-acre property is located on the west part of the City and includes 12 acres being used for the
cemetery. The remaining 24 acres are vacant and could be developed as a park.

Trails and Pathways
The industrial park bike path is an existing one mile long paved pathway located on McPherson Park
Drive between Mason Road and Grand River Avenue.

The Cross Town Trail is a 15.6-mile non-motorized trail loop planned on Grand River Avenue, M-59, and
the ITC corridor paralleling Latson Road. It is a project coordinated by the Michigan Department of
Transportation, the City of Howell, and the townships of Genoa, Howell, and Oceola. The Grand River
Avenue portion of the project is already in place. The M-59 portion of the project will be built in 2008 with
the M-59 road improvements. The utility corridor portion of the project is still in the planning stage.

City of Howell Pocket Parks
A number of small parks and open spaces of
less than one acre are located in the City of
Howell. Although small, they are popular
destinations for township residents. They
include the following:

     •    Argyle Street Park: .2 acre, picnic
          shelter, and playground;
     •    Baldwin Park: .8 acre, playscape,
          picnic area, and 1 tennis court;
     •    Lakeside Park: .2 acre, beach, picnic
          area, and playground;
     •    Don Miller Park: .2 acre,
          playground/tot lot;
     •    Jennie Ranney McPherson Park: .3
          acre, picnic area;
     •    Dr. Louis Pat May Park: .2 acre,           Dr. Louis Pat May Park
          playground and picnic area;
     •    Rolling Oaks Park: .5 acre,
          playground and picnic area; and
     •    Parker Skate Park: .75 acre,
          bathroom facility and skate park.




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Township Resources and Facilities
The participating townships that belong to the
Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority
each have sizable properties that are currently
developed as parks or are planned to be
developed for future parks and present
recreational opportunities. They include:

     •    Oceola Township Hall property, 10
          acres, including three soccer fields and
          parking located behind the Township
          Hall on Latson Road;
     •    Oceola Township property no. 2, 160
          acres, located on Argentine Road and
          currently undeveloped;
     •    Genoa Township Hall property, 45
          acres, featuring a large open space and
          wetlands, paved hike/bike trail, and 2
                                                               Oceola Township Hall Soccer Fields
          soccer fields located on the Genoa
          Township Hall property on Dorr Road;
     •    Genoa Township also owns two
          subdivision parks located around new
          residential developments on Lake
          Chemung including open space and
          playground equipment;
     •    Marion Township Park No. 1, 9.3 acres,
          including a soccer field, baseball field, ¼
          mile walking path, picnic area,
          playground equipment, and a portable
          toilet on Triangle Lake Road;
     •    Marion Township park property no. 2, 10
          acres adjacent to the Township Hall,
          currently under development to include
          playground, picnic area and shelter,
          multi-purpose sports fields, and
          restrooms; and                                       Genoa Township Hall Hike/Bike Trail
     •    Marion Township park property no.3, 4
          acres, currently being considered for
          development of trails and passive
          activities located on Jewell Road.




                                                                Marion Township Park No.1




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SCHOOL RECREATION FACILITIES
The Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority maintains a close relationship with Howell Public
Schools. The Recreation Authority conducts a number of programs at the schools including soccer,
basketball, and football. The school district includes seven elementary schools, two middle schools, a
high school freshman academy, and two high schools. In addition, a private school is located in the City
of Howell. Each school includes a number of facilities which are listed below.

Howell Area Aquatic Center
Located in Howell High School, the aquatic               Southwest Elementary
center includes an indoor pool and hot tub.              Located in the City of Howell, this elementary
                                                         school includes 10.9 acres with:
Challenger Elementary
Challenger is located in the City of Howell and              •    Play equipment;
includes 11 acres with:                                      •    1 soccer field;
                                                             •    2 basketball courts;
     •    Play equipment;
                                                             •    1 ball field; and
     •    1 ball field;
                                                             •    1 indoor gymnasium.
     •    1 practice soccer; and
     •    1 indoor gymnasium.                            Voyager Elementary
                                                         This elementary school is located in the City of
Hutchings Elementary School                              Howell and includes 14.6 acres with:
This elementary school is located in Oceola
Township and includes 30 acres and the                       •    Play equipment;
following facilities:
                                                             •    1 soccer field; and
     •    Play equipment;                                    •    1 indoor gymnasium.
     •    1 baseball/softball field;
                                                         Highlander Way Middle School
     •    1 soccer field; and                            Highlander Way Middle School is located in the
     •    1 practice football.                           City of Howell and includes 28.6 acres with:

Latson Elementary                                            •    Play equipment;
Located in Genoa Township, Latson Elementary                 •    1 soccer field;
includes 20.5 acres of land and the following:
                                                             •    1 practice football field; and
     •    Play equipment;                                    •    1 indoor gymnasium.
     •    3 soccer fields;
                                                         Three Fires Middle School
     •    1 basketball; and                              Located in Genoa Township, the school includes
     •    1 indoor gymnasium.                            30 acres with:

Northwest Elementary                                         •    Playground;
Located in the City of Howell, Northwest                     •    2 baseball/softball fields;
Elementary includes 19.1 acres with:
                                                             •    1 soccer field; and
     •    Play equipment; and                                •    1 indoor gymnasium.
     •    2 ball fields.
                                                         Freshman Campus
                                                         Located in the City of Howell, the school
Southeast Elementary
                                                         includes 25.3 acres and:
The school is located in the City of Howell and
includes 7.5 acres with:
                                                             •    Play equipment;
     •    1 soccer field;                                    •    2 soccer fields;
     •    2 basketball courts;                               •    2 basketball courts; and
     •    1 ball field; and                                  •    1 indoor gymnasium.
     •    1 indoor gymnasium.


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Howell High School
Located in the City of Howell, the school
includes 155 acres with:

     •    2 baseball fields;
     •    5 softball fields;
     •    8 tennis courts;
     •    2 soccer fields;
     •    1 football field;
     •    2 practice football fields;
     •    1 track;
     •    Weight room; and
     •    3 indoor gymnasiums.

New Parker High School
Located in the Marion Township, the school
includes 121 acres with:

     •    2 baseball fields;
     •    2 softball fields;
     •    8 tennis courts;
     •    1 football field;
     •    3 practice football fields;
     •    1 practice soccer field;
     •    Cross-country course;
     •    Fitness center;
     •    Indoor track;
     •    Indoor pool; and
     •    2 indoor gymnasiums.

St. Joseph Catholic School
St. Joseph Catholic School is a private school,
preschool to eighth grade, located in the City of
Howell, which includes:

     •    Play equipment;
     •    2 soccer fields;
     •    1 basketball court;
     •    2 ball fields; and
     •    1 indoor gymnasium.




HOWELL AREA PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN – DRAFT 8-11-08   Page 29
OPEN SPACES AND NATURAL AREAS
Several properties preserved as natural areas or open spaces are located within the Howell Area. They
include:

     •    Clare and Harold Salmon Centennial Farm
          Conservation Easement, a 72-acre
          easement owned by the Livingston Land
          Conservancy preventing development and
          allowing for farming in Oceola Township;
     •    Arthur Pasinski Memorial Preserve, a 40-
          acre property featuring a wet meadow,
          marsh, wetlands, and wooded areas owned
          by the Livingston Land Conservancy in
          Oceola Township and the site for spring
          wildflower tours and birding activities; and
     •    Hardy Memorial Preserve, a 22-acre
          sanctuary owned by the Michigan Nature
          Association on Hughes Road in Oceola
          Township which can only be visited with
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          assistance from a guide.                             Source: Livingston Land Conservancy Website




                                                               Pasinski Preserve
                                                               Source: Livingston Land Conservancy Website




HOWELL AREA PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN – DRAFT 8-11-08                                                 Page 30
PRIVATE RECREATION FACILITIES
In addition, a number of semi-public and private recreation facilities can be found in the community.
Some of these facilities include:

     •    Howell Bowl E Drome, located on
          Grand River Avenue in Howell;
     •    Rollerama II, located on Grand River
          between Howell and Brighton;
     •    Howell Tae Kwon Do LLC, located on
          Latson Road in Howell;
     •    Camp Talahi, a 240-acre facility run
          for outdoor ministry programs;
     •    Chemung Hills Country Club, an 18-
          hole golf course on more than 100
          acres of land in Oceola Township;
     •    Ironwood Golf Club, an 18-hole golf
          course located on 112 acres of land
          in Oceola Township;                          Oak Pointe Golf Course
     •    Wildwood Ranch, a 240-acre outdoor           Source: Oak Pointe Country Club Website
          education and equestrian camp owned
          by the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries in Oceola
          Township;
     •    Faulkwood Shores Golf Course, an 18-hole golf course
          including a driving range and pro shop located on more
          than 200 acres of land in Genoa Township;
     •    Grand Oaks Ice Arena in Genoa Township;
     •    Kicks and Sticks Sports Arena, an indoor soccer facility
          located in Genoa Township;
     •    Lake Chemung Outdoor Resort, a campground located
          on more than 40 acres of land on Chemung Lake in
          Genoa Township;
     •    Mount Brighton, a ski resort and golf course on 130 acres
          of land located in Genoa Township;
     •    Oak Pointe Country Club, an 18-hole golf course with
          tennis courts, swimming and fitness facilities located on
          more than 300 acres of land in Genoa Township;
     •    Property owned by the City of Detroit Parks and
          Recreation including about 200 acres of land on Euler
          Lake in Genoa Township;
     •    Tecumseh Golf, a driving range, adventure golf, and
          picnic facility on 22 acres in Genoa Township;
                                                                                Howell Nature Center
     •    The Woodlands, an 18-hole golf course located on 80                   Source: Howell Conference and Nature Center
          acres of land in Genoa Township;                                      Website

     •    Howell Conference and Nature Center, a 153-acre
          property owned by the Presbytery of Detroit offering
          environmental education programs in southern Marion
          Township;
     •    Howell Gun Club, a 40-acre property in Marion Township;
          and
     •    Marion Oaks Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course on 231
          acres of land in Marion Township (currently closed).




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 HOWELL AREA RECREATION PROGRAMS
 A number of recreation programs are available to residents of the Howell area. While most of these
 programs are directly operated by the Recreation Authority, others are offered through private
 organizations.

 Table 11 presents the recreation programs available to Howell area residents. The table details the
 programs along with the targeted age group and their location.

 Table 11. Howell Area Recreation Programs




                                                                               High School
                                                                 Junior High
                                                    Elementary
                                        Preschool
                   Programs                                                                                                              Location




                                                                                                               All Ages
                                                                                                      Senior
                                                                                              Adult
                           Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority
Special Events
Dog Show                                                                                                                  West Street Park
Where is the World is Howell Bear                                                                                         Bennett Recreation Center
Legend of Sleepy Howell                                                                                                   Downtown Howell
Boo Bash Halloween Party                                                                                                  Barnard Community Center
Creepy Campfire                                                                                                           Howell City Park
Turkey Stroll                                                                                                             Howell City Park
Downtown Howell Historic Lunch & Tour                                                                                     Howell Carnegie Library
                                                                                                                          Howell Opera House, Three Fires
Daddy/Daughter Dance
                                                                                                                          Middle School
                                                                                                                          Howell Opera House, Three Fires
Mother/Son Dance
                                                                                                                          Middle School
Santa Calling                                                                                                             Bennett Recreation Center
Holiday at the Park                                                                                                       Howell City Park
“Love Your Pet” Photo Contest                                                                                             Bennett Recreation Center
“My Snowman & Me” Photo Contest                                                                                           Bennett Recreation Center
Snowflake Family B-I-N-G-O                                                                                                Bennett Recreation Center
Indoor Garage Sale                                                                                                        Bennett Recreation Center
Used Sports Equipment Sale                                                                                                Bennett Recreation Center
                                                                                                                          Barnard Community Center and Page
Moon Glow and Marshmallow Drop
                                                                                                                          Field
The Cardboard Classic Sled Contest                                                                                        Howell City Park
Aquathlon                                                                                                                 Howell City Park
Howell Melon Run                                                                                                          Howell City Park
Last Day Breakaway – Middle School
                                                                                                                          Page Field
Celebration
Earth Day Celebration                                                                                                     Livingston County Courthouse
Classic Film and Lunch Series                                                                                             Bennett Recreation Center
                                                                                                                          Howell High School Field House &
Junior Olympics/Skills Competition
                                                                                                                          Stadium
Hershey Track and Field Competition                                                                                       Parker High School
Tiny Tot Track & Field                                                                                                    Page Field

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                                                                                         High School
                                                                           Junior High
                                                              Elementary
                                                  Preschool
                   Programs                                                                                                                       Location




                                                                                                                        All Ages
                                                                                                               Senior
                                                                                                       Adult
Old Fashioned American Square Dance                                                                                                Bennett Recreation Center
Cosmic Family Bowl                                                                                                                 Howell Bowl-E-Drome
City Surplus Property Sale                                                                                                         Bennett Recreation Center
Youth Sports Equipment Sale                                                                                                        Bennett Recreation Center
Flea Market/Garage Sale                                                                                                            Bennett Recreation Center
Flip-n-Flop Fishing Tournament                                                                                                     Howell City Park Beach
Bike the Parks                                                                                                                     Bennett Recreation Center
Monson/Yack Memorial Skate                                                                                                         Parker Skate Park
Howell Recreation Preschool & Learning
Center
Three’s Company                                                                                                                    Bennett Recreation Center
A Time Four Me                                                                                                                     Bennett Recreation Center
At the Beach
Fun Start Kayak on Thompson Lake                                                                                                   Thompson Lake, Howell City Park
Treasures of the Lake Snorkeling                                                                                                   Thompson Lake, Howell City Park
Summer Camp
Howell Recreation Summer Day Camp                                                                                                  Barnard Community Center
Skaters Advocate Skate Camp                                                                                                        Three Fires Middle School
Summer Fencing Camp I                                                                                                              Barnard Community Center
Summer Fencing Camp II                                                                                                             Barnard Community Center
Art Start Summer Art Camp                                                                                                          Barnard Community Center
Kid’s Painting CAMP                                                                                                                Barnard Community Center
1..2..3 Dance! Four Day Dance Camp!                                                                                                Barnard Community Center
High Flyers Cheerleading Camps                                                                                                     High Flyers, Brighton
Art
One-Stroke Painted Autumn T-Shirt for Kid’s                                                                                        Barnard Community Center
One-Stroke Painted Autumn T-Shirt                                                                                                  Barnard Community Center
Art Start Preschool Art                                                                                                            Barnard Community Center
Art Start Home School Art Class                                                                                                    Barnard Community Center
Art Start After School Art                                                                                                         Barnard Community Center
Tropical Landscapes for Everyone!                                                                                                  Barnard Community Center
Young Rembrandts Preschool                                                                                                         Barnard Community Center
Cartooning                                                                                                                         Barnard Community Center
One-Stroke Painting Winter Landscape for
                                                                                                                                   Barnard Community Center
Everyone!
One-Stroke Painting-Hydrangea Watering Can                                                                                         Barnard Community Center
Painting Series for Kid’s                                                                                                          Barnard Community Center



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                                                                                       High School
                                                                         Junior High
                                                            Elementary
                                                Preschool
                   Programs                                                                                                                     Location




                                                                                                                       All Ages
                                                                                                              Senior
                                                                                                      Adult
Basic Drawing for Kids                                                                                                            Barnard Community Center
Basic Drawing for Adults                                                                                                          Barnard Community Center
Story Boarding & the Graphic Novel                                                                                                Barnard Community Center
One-Stroke Painting Lighthouse Landscape for
                                                                                                                                  Barnard Community Center
Everyone!
One-Stroke Painting Birdbath                                                                                                      Barnard Community Center
One-Stroke Decorative Painting Beginner                                                                                           Barnard Community Center
One-Stroke Painting-Stepping Stones for Kid’s                                                                                     Barnard Community Center
Mother’s Day Vase                                                                                                                 Barnard Community Center
Safety
Snowmobile Safety                                                                                                                 Barnard Community Center
Hunter Safety                                                                                                                     Barnard Community Center
Off Road Vehicle Safety Training                                                                                                  Barnard Community Center
Boaters Safety                                                                                                                    Barnard Community Center
Fencing
Fencing for the Novice                                                                                                            Bennett Recreation Center
Intermediate Fencing                                                                                                              Bennett Recreation Center
Youth Dance
Tap                                                                                                                               Barnard Community Center
Preschool Ballet                                                                                                                  Barnard Community Center
Ballet                                                                                                                            Barnard Community Center
Jazz                                                                                                                              Barnard Community Center
Line Dance Craze-Beginners                                                                                                        Bennett Recreation Center
Beginning Belly Dance                                                                                                             Bennett Recreation Center
Horseback Riding
Introduction to Horses                                                                                                            Horsin Around Farms
Horsin’ Around Fun Horseback Riding Lessons                                                                                       Horsin Around Farms
Dog Obedience
Basic Dog Obedience                                                                                                               Bennett Recreation Center
Pawformance Puppy Class                                                                                                           Bennett Recreation Center
Obedience & Manners-Levels One & Two                                                                                              Bennett Recreation Center
Obedience & Manners-Level Two                                                                                                     Bennett Recreation Center
Observe & Learn Pawformance Puppy Class                                                                                           Bennett Recreation Center
Observe & Learn Obedience & Manners-Levels
                                                                                                                                  Bennett Recreation Center
One & Two
Obedience & Manners-Level Three                                                                                                   Bennett Recreation Center




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                                                                                         High School
                                                                           Junior High
                                                              Elementary
                                                  Preschool
                     Programs                                                                                                                    Location




                                                                                                                        All Ages
                                                                                                               Senior
                                                                                                       Adult
Martial Arts
Introduction to Krav Maga                                                                                                          Ohana Karate, Fowlerville
Introduction to Karate for Teens/Adults                                                                                            Ohana Karate, Fowlerville
Introduction to Karate for Kids                                                                                                    Ohana Karate, Fowlerville
Introduction to Preschool Karate                                                                                                   Ohana Karate, Fowlerville
Bully Buster Workshop                                                                                                              Ohana Karate, Fowlerville
Sanchin-Ryu Child Safety                                                                                                           Barnard Community Center
Adult & Family Sanchin-Ryu/ Self Defense                                                                                           Barnard Community Center
Tae Kwon Do for Teens/Adults                                                                                                       Kils Tae Kwon Do, Brighton
Tae Kwon Do for Kids                                                                                                               Kils Tae Kwon Do, Brighton
Little Ninja                                                                                                                       Kils Tae Kwon Do, Brighton
Sanchin-Ryu for Adults & Families                                                                                                  Barnard Community Center
Senior Tai Chi                                                                                                                     Bennett Recreation Center
Cardio Kickboxing                                                                                                                  Kils Tae Kwon Do, Brighton
Kids Corner
Legos & Lunch                                                                                                                      Bennett Recreation Center
Presto Magic                                                                                                                       Barnard Community Center
Mad Science- NASA Camp                                                                                                             Barnard Community Center
Music
Intro to Guitar                                                                                                                    Barnard Community Center
Poms
Pom Pom Classes for Girls and Boys                                                                                                 Bennett Recreation Center
Gardening
Gardening Basics                                                                                                                   Barnard Community Center
Your Vegetable Patch                                                                                                               Barnard Community Center
Wild Walk Gardens Using Native Plants and
                                                                                                                                   Barnard Community Center
Wildflowers
Designing a Multi Season Flower Garden                                                                                             Barnard Community Center
Woodland, Partial Shade and Shade Gardens                                                                                          Barnard Community Center
Gardening with Nature’s Friends and Foes                                                                                           Barnard Community Center
Cooking
Just…Casseroles                                                                                                                    Howell High School Freshman Campus
Fall Favorites                                                                                                                     Howell High School Freshman Campus
A taste of the Caribbean                                                                                                           Howell High School Freshman Campus
Deliciously Lowfat                                                                                                                 Howell High School Freshman Campus
For The Love of … Chocolate!                                                                                                       Howell High School Freshman Campus



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                                                                                        High School
                                                                          Junior High
                                                             Elementary
                                                 Preschool
                    Programs                                                                                                                     Location




                                                                                                                        All Ages
                                                                                                               Senior
                                                                                                       Adult
Easter Brunch Favorites                                                                                                            Howell High School Freshman Campus
Let’s Party                                                                                                                        Howell High School Freshman Campus
Cook Once-Serve Twice                                                                                                              Howell High School Freshman Campus
Sweet Eats                                                                                                                         Barnard Community Center
Adult Education
Jump Start Your Budget                                                                                                             Barnard Community Center
Stage Your House to Sell It                                                                                                        Bennett Recreation Center
Estate Planning Basics                                                                                                             Bennett Recreation Center
Protect Your Assets from the High Cost of Long
                                                                                                                                   Bennett Recreation Center
Term Care
Learn to Become a Mystery Shopper                                                                                                  Barnard Community Center
Mortgage Financing 101                                                                                                             Barnard Community Center
Estate Planning for Parents of College
                                                                                                                                   Bennett Recreation Center
Students and Young Adults
How to Apply for Social Security Disability                                                                                        Bennett Recreation Center
Beginner Spanish                                                                                                                   Barnard Community Center
Starting a Book Club                                                                                                               Barnard Community Center
Physical Fitness
Beginning Belly Dance                                                                                                              Howell High School Field House
Intermediate Belly Dance                                                                                                           Howell High School Field House
Creative Movement for Exercise                                                                                                     Bennett Recreation Center
Step & Tone                                                                                                                        Lindborn Elementary, Brighton
Stretch & Tone                                                                                                                     Lindborn Elementary, Brighton
Yoga                                                                                                                               Kil’s Tae Kwon Do, Brighton
Cardio-Kickboxing                                                                                                                  Kil’s Tae Kwon Do, Brighton
                                                                                                                                   Howell High School Field House &
Lunch Express: Squat, Stretch and Stroll
                                                                                                                                   Weight Room
Evening Express Workout                                                                                                            Howell High School Weight Room
5:39 AM Express                                                                                                                    Howell High School Weight Room
                                                                                                                                   Howell High School Field House &
Body Blitz
                                                                                                                                   Weight Room
Crunch Combo                                                                                                                       Howell High School Field House
                                                                                                                                   Howell High School Field House &
B.L.T. Butt, Legs & Thighs
                                                                                                                                   Weight Room
Rock it Out-Swing Dance                                                                                                            Bennett Recreation Center
Chair Yoga for Seniors                                                                                                             Bennett Recreation Center
Pickle-Ball                                                                                                                        Bennett Recreation Center
Walk at Bennett-Indoor Walking Club                                                                                                Bennett Recreation Center




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                                                                                         High School
                                                                           Junior High
                                                              Elementary
                                                  Preschool
                    Programs                                                                                                                       Location




                                                                                                                        All Ages
                                                                                                               Senior
                                                                                                       Adult
Senior Center
Social Activities                                                                                                                  Bennett Recreation Center
Fitness to Music                                                                                                                   Bennett Recreation Center
Shuffleboard                                                                                                                       Bennett Recreation Center
Pool Table and Tennis                                                                                                              Bennett Recreation Center
Arts & Crafts Classes                                                                                                              Bennett Recreation Center
Lunch                                                                                                                              Bennett Recreation Center
                                                                                                                                   Casinos, cultural, music, sports, scenic,
Day Trips
                                                                                                                                   historic
                                                                                                                                   Various locations such as Shenandoah
Extended Trips                                                                                                                     National Park, Greek Islands, Niagara
                                                                                                                                   Falls, etc.
Walking Club                                                                                                                       Various Howell Locations
Computers
Learn to Use the Computer                                                                                                          Bennett Recreation Center
Using the Internet for Seniors                                                                                                     Bennett Recreation Center
Using E-Mail on the Web for Seniors                                                                                                Bennett Recreation Center
Using Scanners & Digital Cameras for Seniors                                                                                       Bennett Recreation Center
Cards
Bridge Lessons                                                                                                                     Bennett Recreation Center
Euchre & Cribbage                                                                                                                  Bennett Recreation Center
Teen Center
                                                                                                                                   Teen Center- Barnard Community
Late Night at the Teen Center
                                                                                                                                   Center
Drama and Theater
Aspiring Actors Wanted                                                                                                             Barnard Community Center
Acting Up Together                                                                                                                 Barnard Community Center
All the World’s a Stage: Acting for the Non-
                                                                                                                                   Barnard Community Center
Actor
Photography & Video
Basics of Digital Photography                                                                                                      Bennett Recreation Center
Lights! Camera! Action!                                                                                                            Barnard Community Center
Skate
Autumn Skate Jam                                                                                                                   Parker Skate Park
Learn to Skate                                                                                                                     Rollerama II
In-Line Speed Skating Class                                                                                                        Rollerama II
Roller Hockey Instructional                                                                                                        Rollerama II
Adult Skate & Exercise                                                                                                             Rollerama II
Preschool Skate & Play                                                                                                             Rollerama II


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                                                                                    High School
                                                                      Junior High
                                                         Elementary
                                             Preschool
                   Programs                                                                                                                   Location




                                                                                                                    All Ages
                                                                                                           Senior
                                                                                                   Adult
Preschool Holiday Special Skates                                                                                               Rollerama II
Halloween Lunch and Skate                                                                                                      Rollerama II
Lunch and Skate with Santa                                                                                                     Rollerama II
Lunch and Skate with Dora & Diego                                                                                              Rollerama II
Lunch and Skate with the Easter Bunny                                                                                          Rollerama II
Gymnastics
Developmental                                                                                                                  High Flyers, Brighton
Novice I                                                                                                                       High Flyers, Brighton
Novice II                                                                                                                      High Flyers, Brighton
Parent/Tot                                                                                                                     High Flyers, Brighton
Miscellaneous
Mad Science-System 2                                                                                                           Barnard Community Center
How to Protect Yourself From Scam Artists                                                                                      Barnard Community Center
Bumper Bowling                                                                                                                 Howell Bowl
Twisted Balloons                                                                                                               Barnard Community Center
Halloween Create-A-Candle & Halloween Face
                                                                                                                               Barnard Community Center
Mask
Christmas Candle                                                                                                               Barnard Community Center
Make a Gingerbread House                                                                                                       Barnard Community Center
Grass Stains Included                                                                                                          Bennett Recreation Center
Easter Candles                                                                                                                 Barnard Community Center
Tennis
Instructional League                                                                                                           Bennett Recreation Center
Tennis ( Advanced Beginner)                                                                                                    Bennett Recreation Center
Introduction to Tennis (Rally Ball)                                                                                            Bennett Recreation Center
Tennis for Beginners                                                                                                           Bennett Recreation Center
Tennis for Intermediates                                                                                                       Bennett Recreation Center
Tennis Lessons for Adults                                                                                                      Bennett Recreation Center
Women’s Doubles Tennis League                                                                                                  Bennett Recreation Center
Men’s Singles 3.5 Tennis League                                                                                                Bennett Recreation Center
Youth Sports
Tiny Tot Soccer                                                                                                                Howell City Park, Page Field
Start Smart                                                                                                                    Howell High School Gym
Flag Football                                                                                                                  Howell High School
Punt, Pass and Kick                                                                                                            Howell High School Football Stadium
                                                                                                                               Howell Elementary Schools and Middle
Girls Basketball
                                                                                                                               School Gym


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                                                                                         High School
                                                                           Junior High
                                                              Elementary
                                                  Preschool
                      Programs                                                                                                                    Location




                                                                                                                        All Ages
                                                                                                               Senior
                                                                                                       Adult
                                                                                                                                   Howell Elementary Schools and Howell
Boys 1st thru 4th Grade Basketball
                                                                                                                                   Armory
Boys 5th/6th Grade Basketball                                                                                                      Howell Middle Schools and High School
2008 Hoops Shoot Challenge                                                                                                         Howell High School Field House
Girls’ Travel Volleyball                                                                                                           Howell High School Field House
Soccer Clinic by Jake                                                                                                              Page Field
Spring Soccer                                                                                                                      TBA
Lacrosse Clinic                                                                                                                    Page Field
T-Ball Clinic                                                                                                                      TBA
Junior Golf 2008                                                                                                                   Chemung Hills Golf Course
Family Gym/Swim                                                                                                                    Howell Area Aquatic Center
Fall Soccer League                                                                                                                 TBA
Youth Sports Camps
Tennis Camps                                                                                                                       Bennett Recreation Center
UK Soccer Camp                                                                                                                     Page Field
Detroit Lions Youth Football Camp                                                                                                  Parker Campus Football Field
Challenger British Soccer Camp                                                                                                     Page Field
Adult Sports Lessons and Leagues
Adult Co-ed Softball                                                                                                               Howell High School Softball Field 1
Men’s Fall Softball                                                                                                                Howell High School Softball Field 1
Women’s Fall Softball                                                                                                              Howell High School Softball Field 1
9000.999                                                                                                                           Howell High School Softball Field 1
Weight Room/Gym Membership                                                                                                         Howell High School Field House
Women’s 30 & Over Fall Soccer                                                                                                      Page Field
Men’s 30 and Over Fall Soccer                                                                                                      Page Field
Men’s Basketball League                                                                                                            High School Field House
Drop In Basketball                                                                                                                 Highland Way Middle School
Adult Volleyball Leagues                                                                                                           Howell High School Field House
Drop In Volleyball                                                                                                                 Howell Middle School Gym
Adult 18 & Over Men’s Basketball                                                                                                   Howell High School Field House
50+ Drop-In Basketball                                                                                                             Howell High School Field House
Weight Room/Gym Membership                                                                                                         Howell High School Field House
Adult Soccer Spring/Summer                                                                                                         Page Field
Adult Beginner Tennis Lessons                                                                                                      Bennett Recreation Center
Adult Golf Lessons                                                                                                                 Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course
Couples Golf League                                                                                                                Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course



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                                                                                High School
                                                                  Junior High
                                                     Elementary
                                         Preschool
                    Programs                                                                                                                Location




                                                                                                                All Ages
                                                                                                       Senior
                                                                                               Adult
Bogey Bunch Golf League                                                                                                    Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course
Adult Fall Soccer League                                                                                                   Page Field
Drop-In Tennis                                                                                                             Bennett Recreation Center
Family Sports
Family Gym/Swim                                                                                                            Howell High School Aquatic Center
Parent-Tot Gym/Swim                                                                                                        Howell High School Aquatic Center
Adult Gym/Swim                                                                                                             Howell High School Aquatic Center
                                Howell Public Schools Athletic Programs
Cross Country                                                                                                              Howell High School
Equestrian                                                                                                                 ?
Football                                                                                                                   Howell High School Football Stadium
Golf – Girls & Boys                                                                                                        ?
Soccer - Girls & Boys                                                                                                      Howell High School Soccer Fields
Swimming – Girls & Boys                                                                                                    Howell High School Aquatic Center
Tennis – Girls & Boys                                                                                                      Howell High School
Basketball – Girls & Boys                                                                                                  Howell High School Field House
Bowling                                                                                                                    ?
Competitive Cheer                                                                                                          Howell High School Field House
Gymnastics                                                                                                                 Howell High School Field House
Hockey                                                                                                                     ?
Inline Hockey                                                                                                              ?
Skiing                                                                                                                     Mount Brighton
Wrestling                                                                                                                  Howell High School Field House
Baseball                                                                                                                   Howell High School Baseball Fields
Inline Hockey                                                                                                              ?
LaCrosse                                                                                                                   Howell High School Fields
Softball – Varsity & Junior Varsity                                                                                        Howell High School Softball Fields
Track                                                                                                                      Howell High School Field House
Cheerleading                                                                                                               Howell High School Field House
Pom Pons - Varsity & Junior Varsity                                                                                        Howell High School Field House
Strength Training                                                                                                          Howell High School Field House
                                                           Howell DDA
Howell History Days                                                                                                        Downtown Howell
Legend of Sleepy Howell                                                                                                    Downtown Howell
Merry Tuba Christmas                                                                                                       Downtown Howell



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                                                                                         High School
                                                                           Junior High
                                                              Elementary
                                                  Preschool
                  Programs                                                                                                                          Location




                                                                                                                        All Ages
                                                                                                               Senior
                                                                                                       Adult
                                       Howell Carnegie District Library
Art, Adventure & Answers Week                                                                                                      Howell Library
                                     Howell Area Chamber of Commerce
Farmer’s Market                                                                                                                    Downtown Howell
Balloonfest                                                                                                                        Howell High School
Fantasy of Lights Parade                                                                                                           Downtown Howell
Golf Classic                                                                                                                       Hunters Ridge Golf Course
Livingston County Home Show                                                                                                        Howell High School
                                                 Livingston Arts Council
Got Art                                                                                                                            Howell Opera House
Concerts at the Courthouse                                                                                                         Courthouse
Red Wine and Brews Street Party                                                                                                    Downtown Howell
                                          Private Sports Organizations
                                                                                                                                   Northwest Elementary School Fields &
Howell Area Junior Baseball Association(HAJBA)
                                                                                                                                   Howell High School Fields
Howell Area Junior Football Association(HAJFA)                                                                                     Howell High School Football Stadium
Howell Area Soccer Association (HASA)                                                                                              Page Field
Howell Sea Serpents (Swimming Club)                                                                                                Howell High School Aquatic Center
Livingston County Hockey Association                                                                                               Grand Oaks Ice Arena
                                    Other Private Recreation Providers
Broadacres Farm for Kids                                                                                                           2960 Cedar Lake Road, Howell
Farm Animals and Ewe
On the Moove
Horse Course
Hog Wild
Horse Riding Lessons
Kicks and Sticks Sports Arena                                                                                                      960 Victory Drive, Howell
Indoor Soccer Leagues
Roller Hockey Leagues
Howell Conference and Nature Center                                                                                                1005 Triangle Lake Road, Howell
Summer Day Camps
Summer Day Camp Extreme
Resident Camps
Challenge Programs- High & Low Ropes,
Climbing Tower, Wall, Zip Line
Environmental Education Programs – Orientee-
ring, Tree Identification, Pond Study, Fire
Building, Survival, Building Shelter, Nature
Hikes,

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                                                                                             High School
                                                                            Junior High
                                                               Elementary
                                                   Preschool
                    Programs                                                                                                                      Location




                                                                                                                             All Ages
                                                                                                                    Senior
                                                                                                            Adult
Activities – Archery, Canoeing/Boating, Fishing,
Arts & Crafts, Cross Country Skiing, Sledding,
Snow Shoeing
Wildlife Programs




                                                                                          Balloonfest
                                                                                          Source: City of Howell Website




 Fantasy of Lights
 Source: City of Howell Website




                                                                                          Concerts
                                                                                          Source: City of Howell Website




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REGIONAL RECREATION FACILITIES
In addition to local recreation facilities, there are over 24,500 acres of state-owned recreational facilities
as well as an additional 7,500 acres of parkland owned by the state and the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan
Authority (HCMA) located in adjoining townships within a one-hour drive from the Howell area. Moreover,
Livingston County owns two lake access sites in Genoa Township on Lake Chemung and East Crooked
Lake and 300 acres of parkland in Deerfield Township. These facilities are considered regional
recreational facilities. They are large facilities that provide opportunities such as camping, swimming,
boating, hiking, and golfing which are typically beyond the ability of a local municipality to provide. Figure
9 depicts the location of the regional parks and Table 12 lists the recreational activities they offer. A
detailed description of some of these regional facilities follows.

Figure 9. Regional Recreation Facilities around Howell




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Table 12. Regional Recreation Facilities
                                             State Parks, Game, and Recreation Areas                                                                                                                                               HCMA Metroparks                                                                   Cty.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lutz Livingston County Park
                                                                                             Island Lake Recreation Area




                                                                                                                                                        Oak Grove State Game Area




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Huron Meadows Metropark
                                                                                                                           Lakelands Trail State Park




                                                                                                                                                                                    Pinckney Recreation Area
                                                                   Gregory State Game Area
                                        Brighton Recreation Area




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hudson Mills Metropark
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Dexter Huron Metropark




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Kensington Metropark
                                                                                                                                                                                    11,000 Ac.
                                                                                                                           12.7 Miles
                                        4,947 Ac.


                                                                   3,312 Ac.

                                                                                             3,466 Ac.




                                                                                                                                                        1,788 Ac.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1,508 Ac.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1,539 Ac.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           4,336 Ac.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               122 Ac.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  300 Ac.
               Picnicking
Passive
               Playground
               Unimproved Trail
               Paved Trail
               Nature/Hiking Trail
Trails         Mountain Biking Trail
               Equestrian Trail
               Cross-country skiing
               Snowmobiling
               Swimming Beach
               Boat Launch
               Boat Rental
Water
               Canoeing
Activities
               Shore Fishing
               Dock Fishing
               Boat Fishing
               Ice Fishing
Seasonal       Ice Skating
Activities     Tobogganing/sledding
               Hunting
Interpretive   Nature Center
Facilities     Nature Study Area
               Ballfield
               Soccer
Court & Turf
Games          Court Games
               Disk Golf
               Golf Course
               Banquet/Event Facility
               Shooting Range
Misc.
               Horse Stable
               Farm Center
               Rustic Campsite
               Modern Campsite
Camping        Canoe Camping
               Cabin Rental
               Group Camping

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Brighton Recreation Area
Brighton Recreation Area is partially located in southern Genoa Township and encompasses a total 4,947
acres of parkland. The area has a combination of high, irregular ranges of hills, interspersed with a
number of lakes. Brighton Recreation Area has several miles of trails available for equestrian, mountain
biking, and hiking. Oak forest, thick hedgerows, and open spaces blend on the uplands while grassy
marshes, shrub marshes, and dense swamp timber mark the lowlands. It includes the following activities
and facilities:

     •    140 modern campsites, five rustic cabins, two rustic campgrounds with 25 sites each, horsemen’s
          rustic campground with 25 sites, and youth campground;
     •    One beach with concessions;
     •    Four picnic shelters at Chilson Pond;
     •    Riding stable, horse staging area, 18 miles of bridle trails;
     •    Seven miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of mountain biking trails;
     •    Boat launches at Appleton Lake, Bishop Lake, Shanango Lake, and Chilson Pond;
     •    Canoe rental;
     •    Fishing;
     •    Seasonal hunting; and
     •    Snowmobiling in designated areas, cross-country on trails, and ice fishing.




Source: State of Michigan DNR Website




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Gregory State Game Area
This state game area is located in Putnam and Unadilla townships, south and southwest of Marion
Township. It is a wildlife refuge in which seasonal hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping are allowed. It
incorporates Unadilla Wildlife Area and includes the following activities and facilities:

     •    Parking in several areas;
     •    Hiking trails;
     •    Boat launch on Duck Lake;
     •    Hunting;
     •    Fishing; and
     •    Camping.




Source: State of Michigan DNR Website




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Island Lake Recreation Area
Island Lake Recreation Area is a 4,000-acre park in Green Oak Township. The terrain is a mixture of
open brush land, mature hardwood forest, with some pockets of open meadows. Island Lake includes
the following activities and facilities:

     •    Parking areas;
     •    Five picnic shelters;
     •    A beach at Spring Mill Pond with concessions, toilets, playground, and volleyball;
     •    Soccer, baseball/softball, and horseshoe pits;
     •    Over 14 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and running and four miles of paved trail;
     •    A shooting range including skeet, trap, and sporting clays;
     •    A balloon port;
     •    3,000 acres open to hunting;
     •    Two rustic cabins;
     •    Canoe rental;
     •    Rowboat and paddleboat rental; and
     •    Snowmobiling in designated areas, cross-country, snowshoeing, and ice fishing.




Source: State of Michigan DNR Website




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Lakelands Trail State Park
This state park is a 19-mile rails-to-trail from
Hamburg Township to Stockbridge. The trail
includes a 10-foot wide paved pathway in Hamburg
Township and a crushed stone surface in the
remaining portion.




                                                       Source: State of Michigan DNR Website


Lake Access Sites
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources owns two boat launches in Genoa Township, one located
on Lake Chemung and the other on E. Crooked Lake.

In addition, Livingston County owns a roadside park on Grand River Avenue providing a picnic area with
parking and restroom facilities along Chemung Lake.




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Oak Grove State Game Area
This state game area is located in Cohoctah and Deerfield townships, north of Oceola Township. It is a
wildlife refuge in which seasonal hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping are allowed.




Source: State of Michigan DNR Website




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Pinckney Recreation Area
This 11,000 acre recreation area spans Washtenaw and Livingston counties and is comprised of three
major use areas: Silver Lake day use area, Bruin Lake campground, and Halfmoon day use facility.
Activities and facilities include:

     •    269 modern campsites, four 4-person cabins available for rent (one wheelchair accessible), and
          four 6-person cabins (two wheelchair accessible) with electricity;
     •    24 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking;
     •    Losee Lake trail with over three miles;
     •    Ten boat launches and boat rentals on Silver Lake;
     •    Fishing pier on Silver Lake and lake fishing;
     •    Seasonal hunting;
     •    Snowmobiling in designated areas, cross-country on trails, and ice fishing; and
     •    Soccer and baseball/softball.




                 Source: State of Michigan DNR Website



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Huron Meadows Metropark
Huron Meadows Metropark is a Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority (HCMA) facility located in Hamburg
Township south of Genoa Township and including 1,540 acres of land. It includes the following:

     •    Two picnic areas with shelters and play
          areas, one with softball, soccer/play field,
          and volleyball;
     •    Five miles of trails;
     •    An 18-hole, par 72 golf course with club
          house and driving range;
     •    Rowboat and paddleboat rentals for use on
          Maltby Lake;
     •    Shorefishing along the Huron River and
          Maltby Lake; and
     •    Fishing pier on Maltby Lake; and
     •    Ice fishing on Maltby, cross-country skiing,
                                                               Huron Meadows Metropark
          and ski equipment rental.                            Source: HCMA Website




                             Huron Meadows Metropark
                             Source: HCMA Website



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Kensington Metropark
Kensington Metropark is a 4,481-acre HCMA recreational facility spanning Livingston and Oakland
counties. Its wooded hilly terrain surrounds beautiful Kent Lake. The park features beaches, a nature
study area with nature center and trails, a farm learning center, a paved trail, and a golf course. The park
includes the following:

     •    Two beaches with concessions;
     •    Two boat launches with docking facilities
          and boat tours on the Island Queen
          Sternwheeler;
     •    Paddleboat and rowboat rentals;
     •    Overnight canoe campsites;
     •    Shorefishing;
     •    Organized youth group campsite;
     •    18-hole par 71 golf course;
     •    Disc golf;
     •    A farm center with animals, barns, and
          hayrides/sleigh rides;
                                                             Kensington Metropark
     •    Ten miles of marked equestrian trails;             Source: HCMA Website
     •    A nature center and nature trails;
     •    Eight miles of paved hiking/biking trails, 10 miles of hiking trails, and a fitness trail; and
     •    Cross-country skiing, equipment rentals, ice skating, heated lodge with fireplace and concession,
          tobogganing and sledding.




                        Kensington Metropark
                        Source: HCMA Website


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COMPARISON TO RECREATION STANDARDS
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has classified parks and recommended an
appropriate amount of parkland for a given population size. Although these guidelines are useful in
pointing out deficiencies, a community’s recreation system should be tailored to meet the needs of the
community and not based on national guidelines.

According to the NRPA, parks and open spaces are categorized as mini-parks, neighborhood parks,
community parks, regional parks, and preserves. The mini, neighborhood, and community parks are the
close-to-home parks of less than 15 acres, designed to satisfy the recreational needs of local
communities within a service radius of up to two miles. All local parks are considered close-to-home
parks. According to NRPA standards, the amount of close-to-home parkland recommended is 6.25 to
10.5 acres for every 1,000 residents.

Regional parks and reserves are parks that serve a broader area (one hour drive or about a 40 mile
radius) than community parks and focus on meeting the recreation needs of the region as well as
preserving unique landscapes and open spaces. In the Howell area, they include the state-owned parks
and recreation areas, the HCMA parks, and the county park described in the preceding pages. The
NRPA standard for regional parks is 15 to 20 acres of parkland per 1,000 people.

Other types of parks include the following:

     •     Schoolyards: areas that can fulfill the space requirements for other classes of parks such as
           neighborhood, community, sports complex, and special use, which include all public school
           facilities in the area;
     •     Natural Resource Areas: land set aside for the preservation of significant natural resources or
           open spaces, which include the natural areas and open spaces described earlier;
     •     Trails: multipurpose pathway located on or off roadways, including the Industrial Park Bike Trail,
           Genoa Township trails and the Grand River Ave hike-bike path; and
     •     Private Recreation Facilities: parks and recreation facilities that are privately-owned yet contribute
           to the local parks and recreation system, which include the previously described facilities.

Table 13. Parkland Acreage Standards
                                                               Required Acres     Required Acres                      2000 Deficiency /
                                       NRPA Standard                                                     Existing         Surplus
 Type of Park                                                     Based on         Based on 2030         Parkland
                                      Acres Per 1000 pop.                        population estimate                       Acres
                                                               2000 population                            Acres
                                                                   31,223             71,872*
 Close-to-home Parkland                  6.25 - 10.5            195 – 328          449 - 755            About 101      -95 to -227
 Regional Parks                            15 – 20              468 – 624        1,078 – 1,437           32,300          +31,832
 Howell Public Schools                          -                     -                  -               352 Ac.
 Natural Resource Areas                                                                                    134
 Trails                                         -                     -                  -             Over 5 miles
 Private Recreation Facilities                  -                     -                  -                2,000
* includes more than the area covered by the Recreation Authority.

According to these standards, the existing amount of local parks does not meet the suggested amount for
total close-to-home parkland. This disparity is lessened when considering the future 160 acres available
for park development in Oceola Township. However, this will not be sufficient to meet the suggested
amount based on the 2030 population estimate. Other recreation facilities are located in the area
including the facilities provided by the schools as well as private facilities. In addition, the residents of the
Howell area are well-served by the regional park facilities provided by the state and the Huron Clinton
Metropolitan Authority that are located in adjacent townships.



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ACCESSIBILITY ASSESSMENT AND GRANT-ASSISTED PROJECTS
A critical component in planning for recreation facilities is providing barrier-free access in order to
accommodate the needs of all people, including those with disabilities. The ranking system suggested by
the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Guidelines (IC 1924, revised January 2006) was used to
evaluate the parks. The ranking system ranges from 1 to 5 with 1 being “none of the facilities meet
accessibility guidelines” and 5, “the entire park was developed using the principles of universal design.”
The Howell area parks were given a rank of 3, “most of the facilities/park areas meet accessibility
guidelines.”

Current and future park projects are designed to comply with or exceed accessibility guidelines and
standards of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Deficiencies regarding accessibility are mainly the
result of older equipment or facilities which pre-dates ADA standards. It is the intent of Howell Area Parks
to retrofit these facilities with park upgrade and renovation projects.

Howell Area Parks have received three Michigan Department of Natural Resources grants for parkland
development projects since 1977. Table 14 describes these projects.

Table 14. MDNR Grants
                  Application                                                                              Grant Amount
 Grant Number                                          Project Description
                     Year
                                Development of two tennis courts at Bennett Recreation
 26-00889           1977        Center with lighting. The lighting does not currently work due             $19,651.09
                                to the age of the fixtures.
                                Development of softball fields at Lucy Road Park. The park
 26-01023 13        1977        is currently closed.                                                       $27,700.75
                                Development of a bathroom facility in Lucy Road Park never
 26-01104 Y         1980        completed due to environmental issues related to the site.                 $25,031.90




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                                  P   U B L I C            P   A R T I C I P A T I O N


An essential task in the recreation planning process is to determine the needs of the community as a
basis for an action plan to improve the parks and recreation system. Needs provide the rationale for the
formulation of goals and objectives as well as identify areas for capital improvements. To assess needs,
consideration was given to current recreation trends, a mailed survey, and a public meeting with
community stakeholders, public officials, staff, and residents. The suggestions received focused on
identifying priorities for park and program development in the future.

NATIONAL RECREATION TRENDS
Recreation trends on a national level and in Michigan provide insight into activities that show the greatest
growth in popularity and may affect the future direction of parks and recreation services.

The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) regularly conducts national surveys which measure
activities by level of participation and track changes from previous surveys. Table 15 lists the top seven
activities persons seven years and older participated in at least once in 2007.

Table 15. National Sports Participation, 2007
 Activity                               Participation
 Exercise walking                       89.8 million
 Exercising with equipment              52.8 million
 Swimming                               52.3 million
 Camping                                47.5 million
 Bowling                                43.5 million
 Bicycle riding                         37.4 million
 Fishing                                35.3 million
Source: National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA)

Between 1996 and 2006, the top fastest growing activities include:

     •      Exercise walking (from 73.3 to 87.5 million);
     •      Working out at a club (from 22.5 to 37 million);
     •      Aerobic (from 24.1 to 33.7 million);
     •      Running/jogging (from 22.2 to 28.8 million); and
     •      Skateboarding (from 4.7 to 9.7 million).

Activities that experienced the greatest decline in the same time period are:

     •      Bicycle riding (from 53.3 to 35.6 million);
     •      In-line skating (from 25.5 to 10.5 million);
     •      Softball (from 19.9 to 12.4 million);
     •      Volleyball (from 18.5 to 11.1 million); and
     •      Basketball (from 31.8 to 26.7 million).

The NSGA also projects sports participation on a state-by-state basis for certain sports. According to
NSGA data, Michigan residents are more than twice as likely as the average American to participate in
water skiing, in-line roller skating, snowboarding, play softball, and hunt with bow and arrow.



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The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the American Academy for Park and
Recreation Administration have published a list of future trends compiled from different sources that will
influence the direction of recreation planning and programming. These trends include:

     •    Environmental: an increase in environmentally sensitive lifestyles, natural areas management,
          and water quality protection;
     •    Social: an increase in concerns for personal and family security, in the importance for wellness
          activities, and a desire to preserve and maintain cultural heritage;
     •    Economic: an increase in public costs, in the provision of leisure services through the public and
          private sectors and partnerships, a greater recognition of the economic value of parks, open
          space, and green infrastructure; and
     •    Demographic: an increase of senior citizens, fewer traditional family households, greater number
          of smaller households, and an increase in cultural diversity and in the mobility of residents.

Monitoring parks and recreation trends is important in determining how parks and recreation services
should evolve. Conclusions regarding the implication of these trends combined with the demographic
and physical characteristics of the Howell area are summarized below:

     •    As population increases, demand for recreation will likely increase;
     •    Recreation facilities and programs should respond to the expected increase of seniors;
     •    As land development increases, the need to preserve rural character and open space will likely
          increase;
     •    There is and will continue to be a need for more linear parks along corridors to accommodate
          bicycle and pedestrian pathways for recreation and non-motorized transportation;
     •    With the increased popularity of exercise walking and fitness related activities, there will continue
          to be an increased importance on recreation contributing to walkable, livable and sustainable
          communities;
     •    The continued collaboration with Howell Schools and participating municipalities for the provision
          of parks and recreation programs and facilities in the future will continue to be critical to the
          success of the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority; and
     •    Increased collaboration and partnerships between public, private, and non-profit agencies will be
          necessary to maximize the delivery of parks and recreation services.




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RESIDENT SURVEY
A survey of residents was conducted in March 2008. A copy of the questionnaire is included in Appendix
B. The survey was available online and about 2000 invitations were mailed to a sample population of
residents within the Howell area. A total of 620 responses were compiled.

Respondents were distributed as follows:

     •    34.5% from the City of Howell;
     •    21.5% from Oceola Township;
     •    14.5% from Marion Township;
     •    27.4% from Genoa Township; and
     •    About 2% from the adjoining communities of Howell, Cohoctah, Iosco, Brighton, and Deerfield
          townships.

The age of respondents was fairly evenly distributed between the ages of 31 and 80 with a small
percentage of people below 30 (3.9 %) and over 80 (6%) years old. In addition, responses regarding
participation in the programs and services offered by the Howell Area Parks and Recreation showed that:

     •    13.1 percent never participate;
     •    53.6 percent participate up to 5 times a year;
     •    25 percent between 6 and 10 times yearly; and
     •    8 percent over 10 times a year.

The survey focused on needs and desired improvements for recreation programs and park facilities as
well as priorities for the future. The following summary outlines the important findings of the survey.

The top programs that respondents would like to see more of in the Howell Area are:

     •    Exercise and fitness (51%);
     •    Adult programs (43%);
     •    Concerts and shows (39%);
     •    Senior programs (34%);
     •    Family programs (33%); and
     •    Youth sports programs (31%).

When asked to prioritize, respondents top choices for programs included in addition to the above:

     •    Gardening; and
     •    Travel and excursions.

The top facilities that respondents would like to see more of in the Howell Area are:

     •    Walking/hiking trails (65%);
     •    Bicycle trails (49%);
     •    Nature areas (39%);
     •    Fitness/exercise trails (35%);
     •    Splash park (28%);
     •    Picnic areas/shelters (27%); and
     •    Outdoor swimming pool (27%).




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When asked to prioritize, respondents top choices for facilities included in addition to the above:

     •    Splash park;
     •    Community center;
     •    Outdoor swimming pool;
     •    Dog park; and
     •    Outdoor skating rink.

Overall, respondents rate the following as extremely or very important:

     1.   Maintaining existing parks (84%);
     2.   Maintaining existing recreation and enrichment programs (77%);
     3.   Developing a system of pathways and trails for walking and biking (68%);
     4.   Developing more walking paths in existing parks (61%);
     5.   Maintaining and improving Bennett and Barnard community/recreation centers (50%); and
     6.   Acquiring and/or developing new parks and open spaces (47%).

The last questions are tabulated as follows:
                                                                                                       Yes         No
     •    Should existing parks be improved in your community?                                        78%         22%
     •    Should land be acquired for new parks in your community?                                    64%         36%
     •    Would you support a millage to maintain recreation and enrichment programs?                 73%         27%
     •    Would you support a millage to fund park improvement and development?                       70%         30%
     •    Would you support a millage to fund park acquisitions?                                      55 %        45%
     •    Would you support a millage to fund a trail/path system                                     68%         32%




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OTHER PUBLIC INPUT
A total of about 32 people attended stakeholder meetings open to the public which were held at each of
the communities to discuss and gather input for the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Following a brief
introduction, which included a description of the master planning process, the information gathered to
date, and the goals for the meeting, attendees were asked to discuss and provide input and details
related to the following topics and issues:

     •       Recreation programs;
     •       Park and greenway improvement and development; and
     •       Administration of parks and recreation services.

Table 16 lists all the suggestions received.

Table 16. Public Meeting Input
  City of Howell Meeting - May 7, 2008
  Programs
         •    Would like programs focusing on hunting/safety classes and equestrian activities in Marion Township
         •    More programs for active senior groups, the over “50” crowd
         •    Would like programs focusing on water recreation in Oceola Township
         •    Buck pole competition with partner (Cabela’s, B-line)
         •    Daddy/daughter barn dance (western Theme)
         •    4H partnerships
         •    Golf leagues
         •    Fishing tournament
         •    School farm days
         •    Partner with Livingston Art Council, Community Theater of Howell for Arts enrichment classes and
              performances
         •    Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts
  Parks
         •    Set aside green space/ walkway in new developments
         •    Use industrial park property to set aside for open space
         •    Centralized facility/community center meeting a variety of recreation needs
         •    Small neighborhood parks throughout the area, even in the City
         •    Connect Township neighborhoods/developments together and to the City through trails and greenways
         •    Add/increase parkland properties in existing township parks
         •    Facilities need to correspond to programs
         •    Horse trails
         •    Dog parks
         •    Archery range
         •    Respect the City of Howell as the center and gravitational pull for activities, festivities, and major events
         •    Purchase property (public, foreclosed, etc.)
         •    Identify types of land needed to satisfy needs of each community




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  Administration
          •   Focus on park and community interconnectivity
          •   Use the Authority to suggest/implement regional planning ideas regarding Open space,
              pathways/connections, and recreation
          •   Establish a solid base for funding parks and programs, a dedicated millage
          •   Current funding structure has inequities that should be corrected
          •   Build expectations for more by promoting parks and recreation and focusing on “seniors” and in-between
              ages
          •   Convince Howell Township to participate with the Authority
          •   Promote the Authority within the participating communities
          •   Identify a signature facility/park/program to be done at each of the communities
          •   Take into consideration future land use plans and do not promote sprawl in locating recreation facilities;
              the more intensively used facilities should be closer to the greater population densities



  Marion Township Meeting - May 14, 2008
  Programs
          •   Equestrian programs
          •   Adult sports: softball, volleyball, football
          •   Hunter safety programs
          •   Archery
          •   Camping in natural settings
          •   Stargazing
          •   Balance active/passive activities
          •   Dog park
          •   Community pool
          •   Bingo
          •   Walking
  Parks
          •   Coordinate with each community’s master land use plan to locate more intensive recreation development
              where population densities are planned
          •   Take into account access, infrastructure, and traffic when locating new parkland
          •   Provide connections from the townships and the city
          •   Provide transportation (LETS bus)
          •   Develop non-motorized trails
          •   Develop a trail along drain/Shiawassee River and culvert crossing of I-96
          •   Future development of Park No. 2: sports fields and more
          •   Develop equestrian trails connecting to existing equestrian trails in the Pinckney State Recreation Area
              and the Lakelands Trail
          •   Seek acquisition of large natural areas for hunting, equestrian center and trails – a property such as
              Marion Oaks Golf Course
          •   Marion Township wants its own identity, its own small parks, and carry some of its own events such as
              Heritage Days




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  Administration
       •     Encourage Livingston County to take a leadership role in parkland acquisition and development
       •     Combine open space preservation and parks and recreation efforts – involve local, county, and the
             authority officials to take on these issues at a regional level
       •     The Authority should focus on recreation programming
       •     Bring private sports organizations and senior center groups within the Authority’s umbrella
       •     Get rid of inequities in terms of fees being charged – seniors and people who can’t afford to participate
             should get a brake
       •     Let everybody participate regardless of where they live
       •     Apply for grant to receive free transportation services
       •     Monitor residents desires for new programs and activities


  Genoa Township Meeting - May 21, 2008
  Programs
       •     Develop more senior programs, particularly for “mature” adult programs including sports leagues, fitness
             and swimming activities
       •     Program more winter activities in Genoa parks
       •     Program water-related activities using Genoa’s many lakes
  Parks
       •     Would like to see more green open spaces in Genoa Township
       •     More walking paths
       •     Connect the walking paths
       •     Acquire Chemung Hills property if possible
  Administration
       •     The Authority should focus on programming
       •     The Authority should let each community make their own decisions regarding open space dedication in
             developments
       •     Be cognizant that there is a threshold where it becomes more cost-effective for the communities to have
             their own parks and recreation system and parks director as opposed to belonging to the Recreation
             Authority
       •     Conduct more programs at the various communities – Genoa could become a location for walking, older
             kids and adult soccer, community gardens, etc.



  Oceola Township Meeting - May 28, 2008
  Programs
       •     Would like woodcarving programs
       •     Conduct programs in Oceola Township
       •     Partner with private providers for programs such as Kicks & Sticks
       •     Partner with Livingston Conservation Club for programs
       •     Evaluate programs to keep the ones that have the greatest impact and add value to the system
       •     Coordinate with other recreation providers such as churches, special interest groups, 4-H, etc. to avoid
             duplication of services




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  Parks
          •   Would like walking/bicycling trails and equestrian trails all over the township
          •   Would like more lake/water access to do shore fishing
          •   Oceola has 160 acres of undeveloped parkland they would like to lease to the Authority to develop as a
              park
          •   An equestrian trail could be developed on the 160-acre property and run around Wildwood Ranch which
              is adjacent to the west
          •   Would like more picnic areas/rest stop along roadways in the rural areas
          •   Would like access points, rest stops including restrooms, picnic area, etc. along the future Cross Town
              Trail in Oceola
          •   Develop the Oceola portion of the Cross Town Trail along the ITC corridor with connections to residential
              developments away from the road (Latson Road)
          •   Provide connection to Oak Grove State Game Area
          •   There is a need for more direction at the City Boat Launch
          •   Logan Lake Nature Preserve, Livingston Land Conservancy, 8 acres
  Administration
          •   Raising awareness of recreation areas and of the role of the Authority
          •   Make the township feel part of the Authority
          •   Programs should be self-supporting
          •   Do not believe the Authority should go for a tax levy proposal for operation. A millage proposal may be
              good in the future for a specific purpose, such as park development
          •   Seek grants for park acquisition and development, build private-public partnerships to make it happen
          •   Look at private foundation funds for seed money




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PUBLIC REVIEW AND PUBLIC HEARING
After the Recreation Authority Board considered the input received through the survey and public
meetings and reviewed the recreation trends, deficiencies, and other background information, they
established the master plan goals and objectives, and an action program for implementation.

A draft plan was then prepared which was made available for public review beginning on
______________. Copies were placed at the Bennett Recreation Center, City Hall and all the township
halls as well as the Howell Area Recreation Authority Website. The plan’s availability was posted in local
papers (Appendix B). The public input into the plan culminated in an advertised public hearing held on
_____________ Appendix B). After the hearing, the Recreation Authority Board adopted the plan
(Appendix C).



To be inserted




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                                 G    O A L S          A N D   O   B J E C T I V E S



The Howell Area Recreation Authority Board has formulated the following goals and objectives for the
next five years. The goals and objectives are broad enough to encompass the needs expressed from
residents, community stakeholders, and city and township officials and staff. They also consider the
observed deficiencies in the recreation resources of the area, demographics, current growth and
forecasted development, the area’s physical resources, and recreation trends.

The issues considered by the Recreation Authority Board are summarized into five central themes:

     1.   Programs;
     2.   Park facilities;
     3.   Public awareness, communication and education;
     4.   Finance and funding; and
     5.   Cooperation and support.

The overall mission of the Recreation Authority is to bring communities together to enrich lives by
promoting active and healthy lifestyles.

GOALS
The Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority should provide outstanding recreation programs
and high quality outdoor recreational opportunities for persons of all ages and all abilities and
contribute to the enrichment of residents and the community.

The Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority should provide quality services in clean, safe,
and attractive areas and facilities which meet the highest standards.

The Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority should consider the future needs of the
community and take actions to dedicate and develop parkland in order to meet the future
recreational needs of the community.

OBJECTIVES
I.   Continue to offer outstanding recreation programs that are consistent with residents’ needs
     and interests and add to their health, well-being, and sense of community.
     Howell parks and recreation plays an important role in the life of Howell area residents, providing
     close-to-home recreation and park experience that have and continue to enrich residents’ life. While
     core programs should be maintained, other recreation programs should respond to the changing
     needs of residents. Demographic and recreation trends indicate an increase in the number of active
     mature adults as well an increase in the popularity of exercise and fitness related activities.
     Recreation activities should also recognize each participating communities and promote activities that
     are tailored to each of them such as hunter safety and equestrian programs in Marion and Oceola
     townships, winter activities and water-based recreation in Genoa Township, and community-wide
     events and activities taking place in the City of Howell and at the community centers located in the
     city.

II. Continue to provide high quality facilities.
    There is a need to ensure that existing park facilities are maintained and upgraded to high quality
    standards. Facilities that are safe, functional, and well-maintained are important to the Howell area
    parks and recreation system. This would include upgrading aging existing facilities, removing
    barriers, and park maintenance.




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     There is also a desire to continue developing new park facilities that respond to the changing needs
     of area residents. This would include park improvements at existing and future parks, such as the
     160-acre property in Oceola Township.

     The establishment of greenways and trails to connect the parks and link community facilities, schools,
     neighborhoods, downtown Howell, the townships, and the regional recreation facilities is recognized
     as a priority for the community.

III. Increase public awareness of the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority to increase
     participation and to recognize the value of parks and recreation through improved
     communication and education.
     The need to improve public awareness of the Recreation Authority and its changed role in providing
     parks and recreation for the Howell area has been documented by the survey and the meeting
     comments. The new image, website, and membership campaign are steps that have been taken to
     create a new identity for the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority. The continued
     communication and education will be particularly important to build support for a dedicated millage in
     the future.

IV. Provide for the efficient administration of parks and recreation services in a fiscally sound
    way and with a variety of funding sources.
    A quality park and recreation system is dependent on the prudent use of available funds. The Howell
    area park and recreation operations and improvements have, in the past, been mostly funded by city
    funds. A means of generating and increasing revenues through grants, sponsorships, and other
    means must become a reality to provide for any future capital improvement projects or parkland
    acquisition. Correcting the inequities in the current funding structure is also essential before
    substantial capital funds are expended. The Recreation Authority needs to establish a dedicated
    millage in a near future for funding parkland acquisition and development projects.

V. Increase cooperation and support for parks and recreation in the Howell area from all
   recreation providers.
   Current parks, recreation, and open space resources in the Howell area are owned and operated by a
   variety of public, quasi-public, and private entities such as the state, Howell Public Schools, the
   participating townships, the City of Howell, and private recreation providers. Improved coordination
   between and among the various entities can yield more effective recreation services that maximize
   the area’s recreation potential.

     The Recreation Authority should play a major role in the coordination of services with other recreation
     providers by focusing on meeting area-wide recreational needs, gathering support for park
     development, and improving the coordination of different programs and activities.




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                                           A   C T I O N       P   R O G R A M



The action program details the manner in which the goals and objectives may be met. It includes a list of
specific projects, as well as a project schedule with suggested improvement projects and tasks with a
sequence and strategies for implementation.

ACTION PLAN
The following outlines a list of specific projects and actions which are recommended for accomplishment
during the planning period.

1. Offer outstanding recreation programs.

     •    Evaluate and monitor programs to assess their value to the overall system including participation
          numbers, participants’ places of residence, cost, resource required, etc.

     •    Strive to maintain core recreation programs including the Teen, Preschool, and Senior centers,
          enrichment programs, youth and adult sports programs, and the Melon Run and Aquathon
          events.

     •    Develop and/or focus on programs that bring communities together, promote active and healthy
          lifestyles, and are recognized as most successful region-wide including:

                •    Fitness, exercise, and wellness;
                •    Community-wide special events;
                •    Youth sports; and
                •    Preschool and before/after school child care as well as the Teen Center.

     •    Keep programs competitively priced.

     •    Work to broaden the participant base.

     •    Offer programs at each of the participating municipalities such as:

                •    Hunter safety and equestrian programs in Marion and Oceola townships; and
                •    Winter recreation and water based activities in Genoa Township.

     •    Work with municipalities and the Howell Public School District to schedule facility use.

     •    Continue to broaden the variety of activities offered for all age groups with the goal of establishing
          residents’ lifetime commitment to Howell Area Parks and Recreation by offering programs from
          tiny tots to seniors. Suggestions for activities include buck pole competition, daddy/daughter barn
          dance, equestrian programs, adult sports (softball, volleyball, and football), hunter safety, archery,
          camping, stargazing, golf leagues, walking, driver’s education, fishing tournament, arts
          enrichment, woodcarving, activities for special needs population, bingo, activities for the people
          over 50 (sports leagues, fitness, and swimming), and walking.

     Justification: These actions were identified as a result of the public meetings, the resident survey,
     and also respond to the current national recreation trends, in particular social and demographic
     trends.




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2. Provide high quality park facilities.
   Work closely with local participating municipalities and Howell Public Schools concerning parks and
   recreation facility condition and maintenance to ensure that facilities meet safety and accessibility
   guidelines and consider developing consistent maintenance standards for all facilities across the
   Recreation Authority area, including:

     •    Coordinate with municipalities and the Howell Public School district for the shared use and
          purchase of facility maintenance equipment.

     •    Work with the City of Howell and the participating municipalities to develop facility maintenance
          standards for the City Park, Boat Launch, Page Field, and the athletic fields and park facilities
          located in Marion, Genoa, and Oceola townships. Park operations should eventually be
          conducted under the umbrella of the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority.

     •    Work with the City of Howell to establish a capital improvement plan for repair, maintenance, and
          expansion of the Bennett Recreation Center and the Barnard Community Center and secure
          funding.

     Justification: These actions address staff concerns and conditions observed in the park facilities.
     They also respond to current national recreation trends, in particular economic trends and the trend
     toward increased collaboration and partnerships.

3. Develop an area-wide trail and pathway plan.
   Spearhead the development of a region-wide trail and greenway network connecting communities,
   parks, schools, and neighborhoods, including securing funds for and overseeing the construction of
   trails, and managing the regional trail system. Actions may include:

     •    Develop a master plan for a regional non-motorized trail system connecting the townships and
          the City and incorporating the Crosstown Trail as the central loop with added access points and
          pedestrian amenities and connections to each municipality and points beyond such as the
          Pinckney State Recreation Area, Lakelands Trail, and Oak Grove State Game Area. This master
          plan should include a clear action plan for implementation of the system.

     •    Work with the city and townships to dedicate trails/pathways in new developments.

     •    Assist the city and townships in developing local non-motorized trails connecting neighborhoods
          to the regional system.

     •    Coordinate with Marion Township in developing a trail along the drain/Shiawassee River and
          culvert crossing of I-96.

     •    Coordinate with Genoa Township in connecting the existing system of trails and developing their
          pathway plan.

     •    Coordinate with Oceola Township in establishing their portion of the Crosstown Trail with
          connections to residential developments.

     Justification: This need was identified as a result of the public meetings, the resident survey, and
     respond to current national recreation trends, in particular environmental, social, and economic trends
     as well as the popularity of exercise and fitness activities and the need for non-motorized
     transportation.

4. Acquire and develop or improve park facilities.
   Work with local participating municipalities in the acquisition/dedication of new parkland, including:

     •    Work with local municipalities to set aside open space and parkland in new residential
          developments.


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     •    Coordinate with and assist local municipalities in parkland acquisition grant submittals, seeking
          properties that meet community recreation needs and are located near areas of greater
          population densities.

     •    Seek lake/water access sites in Genoa and Oceola townships.

     Work with local municipalities, school district, and Livingston County in the development of new
     parkland and improvement of existing parkland by raising awareness of community needs and
     desires, preventing duplication of recreation facilities and coordinating grant submittals. Actions may
     include:

     •    Develop the 160-acre property in Oceola Township with equestrian trails, hiking and bicycling
          trails, access, parking, picnic areas and areas for future development.

     •    Assist Marion Township with the development of Township Parks No. 2 and 3.

     •    Develop lake/water access sites in Genoa and Oceola townships.

     Justification: These actions were identified as a result of the public meetings, the resident survey,
     and address the deficiencies observed when comparing the Howell area park and recreation
     resources with recreation standards. They also respond to current national recreation trends, in
     particular social, economic, and demographic trends and the popularity of exercise/fitness activities.

5. Increase public awareness of the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority to increase
   participation and to recognize the value of parks and recreation through improved
   communication and education.

     •    Heighten public awareness of the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority; continue the
          membership campaign and the promotion of the new image with the new logo and website
          through all printed materials.

     •    Increase the flow of information between the Authority Board representatives and their
          municipality/school district.

     •    Communicate effectively to keep decision makers of each participating municipalities, school
          district, and community organizations informed by meeting with them to discuss issues.

     •    Educate appointed and elected officials as well as the general public on what the Authority does
          and how it is organized and funded.

     •    Continue to use effective tools of communication including newsletters, well-documented
          budgets, and meeting minutes.

     •    Develop a power point presentation about the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority for
          promotional and educational purposes.

     •    Develop a regional map and listing of all park areas and recreation facilities in the Howell area
          and keep updating the website to include all recreation activities and programs offered.

     •    Communicate with the volunteer-run sports organizations and pull them together to share
          resources.

     •    Increase citizen’s involvement by building a volunteer base network for park enhancements,
          clean-up projects, and recreation programs.

     Justification: These actions were identified as a result of the public meetings, the resident survey,
     and respond to the current national recreation trends, in particular environmental, social, and
     demographic trends.


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6. Provide for the efficient administration of parks and recreation services in a fiscally sound
   way and with a variety of funding sources.

     •    Establish a concerted effort to build support for a future tax levy for the Recreation Authority
          through greater awareness, education, and communication of all involved.

     •    Develop a financial plan and budget that anticipates revenues and expenditures to pay for current
          parks and recreation services including the added desired programs and activities.

     •    Coordinate with local municipalities to aggressively pursue grants for parkland and trail
          acquisition and development.

     •    Correct current funding inequities and expand sources of revenue through business
          sponsorships, donations, in-kind contributions, and fund raising activities.

     Justification: These actions were identified as a result of the public meetings, the resident survey,
     and respond to the current national recreation trends, in particular economic trends.

7. Increase cooperation and support for parks and recreation in the Howell area from all
   recreation providers.

     •    Upgrade the “Promoting Active Communities” assessment done for the City of Howell to the
          Recreation Authority area to generate ideas, interest, and support for Howell Area parks and
          recreation services (www.mihealthtools.org/communities).

     •    Build region-wide support for the Recreation Authority while recognizing the needs of each local
          municipality.

     •    Cultivate partners by making a list of elected officials, youth sports association volunteers,
          municipal staff, Livingston County officials and staff, community leaders, park
          committee/commission members and others and meeting with them individually.

     •    Work with Livingston County to establish a network of park facility and recreation program
          providers and help them understand their role as part of the regional parks and recreation
          system.

     •    Work with existing community special event providers to participate and enhance the events such
          as the balloonfest, downtown Howell events, and others.

     •    Coordinate public-private partnerships with area businesses to benefit recreation opportunities for
          the region.

     Justification: These actions were identified as a result of the public meetings, the resident survey,
     and respond to the current national recreation trends, in particular economic trends and the trend
     toward increased collaboration and partnerships.




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PROJECT SCHEDULE
Table 17 lists individual projects along with the specific tasks to be accomplished, the project objective
reference, a cost estimate, and potential funding sources. In addition, a time frame for completion has
been assigned. Short-term (ST) projects are recommended for completion within one to two years,
medium-term (MT) within two to five years, while long-term (LT) projects may take longer to be
completed, within five to six years.

Table 17. Project Schedule
                                                                                                                        Time
     Project                             Tasks                             Obj.     Cost Estimate     Funding Source   Frame
Informational,       Complete the “Promoting Active Communities”            III                  -                       ST
Marketing, and       assessment
Promotional          (www.mihealthtools.org/communities)
Materials
                     Develop a power point presentation about the           III     $1,000 - $1,500 Authority fund      ST
                     Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority and
                     seek events and venues to present it
                     Develop a map and brochure of the Howell area          III     $1,000 - $2,000 Authority fund      ST
                     parks and recreation facilities and continue to
                     update the Recreation Authority website


Administration       Initiate a grass root effort to build support for a    IV                    -                     ST
and Finance          future tax levy for the Recreation Authority
                     Develop a financial plan and budget to pay for         IV                    -                     ST
                     current and desired parks and recreation services
                     Correct current funding inequities and expand          IV                    -                     MT
                     sources of revenues through business
                     sponsorships, donations, in-kind contributions,
                     and other fund raising activities
                     Work with the community planning commissions,         I-II-V                 -                     ST
                     city council, and township boards to review
                     development proposals and to encourage/
                     develop regulations for developers to set aside
                     open space, parkland, and non-motorized trails
                     Create subcommittees to initiate meetings with        I-II-V                 -                     ST
                     municipal and school officials, Livingston County
                     officials and staff, and other recreation providers
                     in the Howell area to coordinate parkland
                     acquisition, recreation programs and facilities,
                     shared services and facilities, and other issues
                     Build a volunteer base for specific projects such      III                   -                     MT
                     as clean-up efforts and other tasks – start with
                     names from the resident survey
                     Seek and submit federal and state grant                IV                    -                     MT
                     applications for parkland and trail acquisition and
                     development
                     Explore and submit proposals to private                IV                    -                     MT
                     foundations for recreation program funding, and
                     parkland and trail acquisition and development




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                                                                                                                           Time
    Project                           Tasks                           Obj.   Cost Estimate         Funding Source         Frame
Programs        Evaluate existing programs                             I                  -                                 ST
                Broaden activities offered and focus on programs       I                      -                             ST
                that bring communities together (fitness and
                exercise, special events, youth sports, and
                preschool and before/after school programs)
                Offer recreation programs at each participating        I                      -                             ST
                municipalities
                Work with municipalities and Howell Public             I                      -                             ST
                Schools for scheduling facility use
                                                                                                                            ST
Trail and       Develop an area-wide non-motorized plan to             II               To be Authority fund and            ST
Pathway Plan    include the formulation of an action plan for the                  determined local municipalities
                implementation of trails and pathways (to be                                  general funds
                coordinated with each municipalities, Livingston
                County, and Livingston County Road
                Commission)
                Seek funding for the establishment of the regional     II               To be Authority fund and           MT
                system                                                             determined local municipalities
                                                                                              general funds
                Project engineering design and construction            II               To be Grants and local              LT
                                                                                   determined municipalities
                                                                                              general funds


Community/      Work with the City of Howell to establish a capital    II                     -                             ST
Recreation      improvement plan for the expansion and/or repair
Centers         of the community/recreation centers
                Seek funding for the improvement plan                  II               To be Authority fund and           MT
                                                                                   determined local municipalities
                                                                                              general funds
                Project engineering design and construction            II               To be Grants and local              LT
                                                                                   determined municipalities
                                                                                              general funds


Oceola          Develop a master plan for the park property            II           $20,000 - General fund,                 ST
Township Park   development                                                          $30,000 grants, donations
Property
                Seek funding for the development of the park           II               To be Authority fund and           MT
                                                                                   determined local municipalities
                                                                                              general funds
                Project engineering design and construction            II               To be Grants, authority             LT
                                                                                   determined fund, and local
                                                                                              municipalities
                                                                                              general funds


Marion          Coordinate and assist the township in the              II               To be To be determined              ST
Township Park   development of Township Parks No. 2 and 3                          determined
Facilities




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                                                                                                                    Time
    Project                                Tasks                       Obj.   Cost Estimate Funding Source         Frame
Parkland             Seek partnerships with Livingston County for       II             To be -                       ST
Acquisition          parkland acquisition projects                                determined
                     Acquire land for the development of community      II            To be Grants, donations,      LT
                     parks which offer location, setting, and size               determined authority fund, and
                     appropriate for a variety of passive and active                        local municipalities
                     recreation uses                                                        general funds




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IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES
In order to accomplish the recommended actions during the next five years, it will be necessary to secure
adequate funding. The current budget provides only a limited amount of funds for parks and recreation
programs and facility maintenance. This figure is well short of the projected expenses involved in the
capital improvement schedule. Therefore, the following strategies are recommended in order to proceed
as planned.

Increase Support and Revenues for Parks
Public support for parks and recreation will be crucial in determining the level of services the Recreation
Authority will be able to provide in the future. A dedicated park millage must be sought in a near future for
projects such as parkland and trail acquisition, development, or maintenance.

Apply for State Funding or Other Grant Moneys
The Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Natural Resources Trust Fund continue to be the major
funding sources for park land acquisition and development in Michigan.

Other funding is available through other divisions, such as the Fisheries Division (Inland Fisheries Grant
Program) or the Forestry Division (Detroit Edison Tree Planting).

In addition, the Michigan Department of Transportation Enhancement Fund has been re-authorized and is
available for the development of non-motorized pathways within road rights-of-way. There are also a
variety of smaller grant programs available for the establishment of greenways/pathways or greenway
related facilities such as Bikes Belong Coalition.

Seek Other Sources of Funding
The Recreation Authority should continue to investigate additional sources of funding. Seeking donations,
attracting sponsors, holding fund raising events, and seeking out other revenue sources such as private
foundation moneys are methods that may be used successfully to raise funding for parks and recreation
improvements. This should be pursued aggressively.




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