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East Bay Township Gathers Public Feedback on Community Garden at Township Office, Near Library and Schools
The East Bay Township Parks Commission launched an online survey to seek public input regarding a new community garden located at the township offices (1965 N Three Mile Road), near the intersection of Three Mile and Hammond Roads and next to the East Bay District Library. Read the Results will be presented to the Community Garden subcommittee and the Parks Commission.
UM-Dearborn's iLabs' eCities recognizes East Bay Charter Township
East Bay Charter Township has been recognized for its successes and efforts in contributing to Michigan’s entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study conducted by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research.
East Bay Brings Home Four Awards
The Grand Traverse County Chapter of Michigan Townships Association held its Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 5, 2021. East Bay Township, its appointed officials, and citizens brought home four awards!
Certificates of Appreciation are awarded to individuals nominated by their local unit of government for outstanding work. Recipients were:
- Robb Tubbs- Planning Commissioner of 15 years, Chair of the Commission for 12 years, Robb Tubbs recently retired from the East Bay Township Planning Commission.
- Ted Hentschel- Planning Commissioner and Zoning Board of Appeal Member for over 25 years, Ted Hentschel recently retired from the East Bay Township Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.
- Steve & Carol Shuckra- Citizens who worked with the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and the Rotary Foundation, raised and pledged $270,000 for the conservation of 80 acres of Boardman River Watershed.
The Municipal Excellence Award is a new category of award which recognizes innovative problem solving and collaboration. Grand Traverse County Road Commission and East Bay Township were awarded a Municipal Excellence Award for the the seamless joint project which merged road and utility projects with placemaking.
Congratulations to all the award winners! Blair, Long Lake, and Grand Traverse County also were awarded; the Roger Williams Planner Award recipient was Chris Kushman, TART's Trail Planning & Management Director; the prestigious Frank Purvis Stewardship Award recipient was Dr. Norm Fred who founded the Boardman River Clean Sweep program.