Gilmet offers to adopt a park
Gilmet has some ideas to beautify Washington Avenue Park, off M-32, and wants the city to consider his offer.
He is willing to spend his own money and resources to trim back some trees at the park to open up the view to the Thunder Bay River. He also wants to put mulch around the trees and in the future would like to possibly plant flowers and fertilize.
Gilmet has other long-term ideas as well.
He asked the Municipal Council Monday night, to consider his offer to establish an “adopt a park” program. The only thing he wants the city to do is to water the grass around the park area. He says there is an irrigation system already in place.
City council appeared receptive to Gilmet’s idea.
Gilmet met with interim city manager Greg Sundin and engineer Rich Sullenger last week and has already received approval to trim back the trees. He hopes to start that project Friday.