The Milford Village Council has asked Village Manager Arthur Shufflebarger to prepare a motion approving a proposed location for the planned Milford Skate Park.
The location of the proposed park would be near the Milford Recreational Trail, west of Milford Road and south of General Motors Road, near the Pet Supplies Plus and CVS Pharmacy stores.
The push to build a skateboarding facility is being headed by Friends of Milford Skate Park, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that raises money through fund-raisers and donations.
The group is headed by Chairman Ric Mueller, who also serves on the Milford Township Planning Commission.
The approval of the motion would be conditional on certain factors, including the park’s long-term maintenance, liability and site plan approval.
“We’re progressing well, but it’s yet to be seen what the Planning Commission will do regarding the site planning. I needed a definite commitment from the village to the site in order to move forward,” Mueller said. “We’re working on funding, the park’s design and a site plan.”
Mueller estimated that the project’s cost would be around $650,000.
In May, the Milford Township Board of Trustees approved a recommendation from the township’s Parks and Recreation Commission to have that panel work with the township attorney and the Friends of Milford Skate Park group to draft language for a millage proposal to fund construction of the park.
Mueller said that the language is still being worked on and that he hopes the public can vote on the proposed millage in 2012.
Friends of Milford Skate Park meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mueller at 248-318-9010 or visit www.skatemilford.com.
The council’s action came at its Monday, July 18 meeting.