Our Township has been awarded a 2% grant from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians (GTB) in the amount of $15,000 for the construction of a boat launch and fishing pier on Lake Charlevoix.
The Tribal Council of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will be hosting a check presentation/media Event on February 20th at the Grand Traverse Resort, 1 7 FL, Acme, Michigan.
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Grant 2% Award to
Charlevoix County Hayes Township
Charlevoix County’s Hayes Township was awarded grant funds from the 2% Award of the Grand Traverse Band (GTB) of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians from the first half of the 2017 grant cycle. The grant of $5,000 will be used to construct pedestrian walkways leading to the fishing pier to be constructed at Hayes Township Park Camp Sea-Gull on the north shore of Lake Charlevoix.
The 2% Award is a condition of the consent decree settling Tribes vs Engler. Under the decree, the GTB of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians agreed to pay 2% of its video gaming revenue to local units of government for deserving community projects. Since the 2% Awards began in 1994, the GTB has donated millions of dollars to hundreds of local projects.
The Camp Sea-Gull Park Master Plan file is available on the Hayes Township web site page for viewing and/or downloading. This report outlines the planning process and proposed projects for future conversion of the park for public use.
Camp Sea-Gull is located in Hayes Township along the north shore of Lake Charlevoix. The park is near the Dunmaglas Golf Course and surrounded by large parcels of agricultural and forest land.
The Little Traverse Conservancy owns and maintains a nature reserve to the park’s north. Once a privately owned summer camp, the park was acquired by Hayes Township in 2014 with the assistance of a DNR Trust Fund Grant.
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