The Milford Village Council at its meeting last night, Tuesday, Sept. 6, was scheduled to vote on a motion approving a proposed location for the planned Milford Skate Park.
The location of the proposed park would encompass 1.6 acres of land 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 council was expected to vote on whether to make the property available for the township.
“The township would have control of the property and the skate park will be a township project. The village will not be responsible for issues such as construction, maintenance and liability,” said Village Manager Arthur Shufflebarger.
He added though that the project site plan would be subject to review and the approval of the Milford Village Planning Commission.
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 its chairman, Ric Mueller, who also serves on the Milford Township Planning Commission.
Mueller said that the skate park group is working on reassessing the need for the park with a skateboard consulting company.
He added that at the group’s next meeting on Sept. 26, it will discuss drafting language for a millage proposal to fund construction of the park with members of the Milford Parks and Recreation Commission.
Mueller has previously said he hopes the public can vote on the proposed millage during the 2012 November general election.
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.