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Royal Oak Seeks Citizen Input at Normandy Oaks… July 9

Royal Oak Seeks Citizen Input at Normandy Oaks Town Hall Meeting July 9essential

(Royal Oak Press Release, June 26, 2014)

Event – Date & Time:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 – 7:00pm

The Normandy Oaks Task Force will present a special town hall meeting at 7 p.m. on July 9 at the Mahany/Meininger Center, 3500 Marais, to offer its recommendations and receive public input on the 50-acre public golf course.

Why a task force?

On March 17, the Royal Oak City Commission voted to establish the five-member Normandy Oaks Task Force to explore the city-owned property and give careful consideration to re-purposing and/or selling all jennifer sandler bowen reflexologyor a portion of the nine-hole public golf course, which is not generating enough revenue to cover its operating costs.

The task force findings include:

A golf course is not the highest and best use for the property.

Leasing the property to Oakland County for a county park is not in the best interest of the citizens of Royal Oak.

Part of the property should be sold to pay for developing the remainder of the property and making improvements to the Royal Oak Golf Course and other city parks, which requires approval of the voters.

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At the July 9 town hall meeting, the public will be invited to talk about what they want at this facility. The committee is already considering including a walking/biking trail, two soccer fields, picnic shelters, a nature area, a splash pad, a sled/exercise hill, and parking. Selling about 10 acres of the 50-acre golf course would support development of such a park without requiring any other funding.

The five members of the Normandy Oaks Task Force were appointed and confirmed at the April 7 city commission meeting. They are:

Jim Ellison, Mayor and Task Force Chairman

Michael Fournier, Commissioner, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee

Candlewickshop_May2014 Sharlan Douglas, Commissioner

Michael Ripinski, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee

Amanda Klein, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee


What: Normandy Oaks Task Force Town Hall Meeting

When: July 9 at 7 p.m.

Where: Mahany/Meininger Center, 3500 Marais, Rm. 4

Other: The meeting is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


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