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Clinton Currents
Guide to the Charter Township of Clinton
Volume XVI • Issue 4 Clinton Township, Michigan
Winter 2017
INSIDE: Trustee to Treasurer
Get to know your new Trustees
Township adds more police officers
New fire engines
New Civic Center parking lot goes “green”
Cost conscious, environmentally sound
How can a parking lot be green, you ask? Good question. In general, a typical parking lot is a great deal of concrete and very little green land, so the more environmentally sustainable green infrastructure you can build into it the better it is for the surrounding environment.
“The biggest bang for the buck is to reduce the amount of pavement,” said Mary Bednar, Township Public Services Director. “If you can eliminate pavement, than you’ve actually made the parking lot greener and it helps to save money.”
The new parking lot at the Township Civic Center was built with this in mind along with having a safe, flat surface with connecting paths and walkways for the many families and seniors who use it on a daily basis.
It was time
Knowing the parking lot had already outlived its predetermined life, the Township Board budgeted two million dollars over a two-year period to cover the cost to replace it with a greener version. Construction work was completed in approximately eight weeks, which was ahead of deadline and under budget. Other than routine maintenance, the new lot is expected to be free from major repairs for 20 years.
Safety first
With the connecting library, soccer fields and senior center, the parking lot sees thousands of vehicles weekly. Creating a safe environment while working to add green infrastructure to the new parking lot is a
goal that was achieved.
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Clinton Township Civic Center 40700 Romeo Plank Road Clinton Township, MI 48038
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