$82,600 MDARD Grant recommended for City of Negaunee

The City of Negaunee is excited to announce it has been awarded a grant in the amount of $82,600 from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for their beach expansion project on Teal Lake.

The project will involve multiple upgrades to the Teal Lake shoreline beach area. These upgrades are based on recommendations from the Michigan State University’s Teal Lake Shoreline Climate and Health Adaptation Vision project which was completed in July 2020.

These upgrades include an expansion of the sandy area of the beach from 1000 square feet to 1800 square feet, relocation of the street surface storm water discharge pipes, and installation of ADA components (ramp and beach mat).

The overall estimated cost of the project is $107,700, with the City having to contribute a minimum of 25 percent of the funding, equaling $25,100.

“We hope to find a community organization or two that may want to assist us with the City’s contribution”, Heffron said.

The City intends to hold several public meetings this year to finalize the design of the project. Residents can get involved by looking for opportunities to attend these meetings. Meetings will be held through the Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, and the City Council.

The project is slated to take place in 2022 once the design is finalized and the project is approved by City Council.

Questions concerning this release may be directed to the attention of the City Manager, Nate Heffron at (906) 475-7700 ext. 11.

Teal Lake Shoreline Study and Report