The Marshall County Commissioners approved an in-kind contribution to assist the Town of Culver in a quest to become a stellar community.
Culver Town Council President Ginny Bess Munroe explained to the commissioners that other Stellar Communities Designation Program Grant candidates have included supporting documentation from partnerships with county and town entities in their applications. Munroe asked the commissioners for support of the bike/pedestrian trail around Lake Maxinkuckee that lies within their plans for the Stellar Communities grant.
Commission President Kevin Overmyer suggested the contribution of paving of one mile of the proposed bike/pedestrian trail that will begin in the Culver Town Park. Highway Superintendent Jason Peters will be providing a cost estimate to include in the paperwork by the deadline of Aug. 25. A letter of support signed by the Marshall County Commissioners will also be provided.
Munroe also presented plans for other projects included in the Stellar Communities grant which include the Sand Hill workforce development housing project, Beach Lodge renovation, the Cavalier Sports Center, and a lighter, quicker, cheaper project in installing large letters that spell C-U-L-V-E-R.
Munroe said the number one goal in becoming a Stellar Community is to become a year-round community and not just a part-time summer resort community.
Munroe also plans to approach the Marshall County Council members with a request of support for Culver’s Stellar Communities Designation Program grant.