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Planning Assistance to the Village of New Era

In the spring of 2019, WMSRDC began the process of assisting the Village of New Era with concurrently updating the village’s future land use plan and recreation plan. These planning documents will communicate the community’s vision for the future. Both plans must be reviewed, and updated as needed, every five years.

A future land use plan, also known as a master plan, is founded in the desires of the citizenry and is intended to guide and support decision making by community leaders. Successful completion of a recreation plan will qualify the Village to apply for recreation grants offered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The plans are scheduled for completion in early 2020.

A proposed draft of the updated New Era Recreation Plan is available for public review through December 11, 2019. A If you have comments or questions regarding the draft, please email Stephen Carlson scarslon@wmsrdc.org or call Stephen at 231-722-7878 ext. 11. In addition, the New Era Village Council will host a public hearing on December 12 at 7:00 PM at the New Era Village Hall to receive comments regarding the proposed recreation plan.

New Era Recreation Plan Draft