OSCODA – Among other action taken during the last meeting of the Oscoda Township Board of Trustees, board members voted 6-1 to hire the high bidder, Beckett & Raeder, at a cost of $16,750, to draw up park development plans. An official contract will be presented at a later date.

Trustee William Palmer cast the lone dissenting vote to work with the company, which has offices throughout Michigan and in Ohio.

The firm will collaborate with township officials on the goal of creating comprehensive development plans for Oscoda Beach Park, Ken Ratliff Memorial Park and Furtaw Field.

According to community development coordinator Ann Richards, requests for qualifications and proposals for planning and design services related to the project were issued on Sept. 18.


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