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August 20, 2013

Playground sparks waterfront renewal in Tupper

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“But this first phase of a multi-phase rejuvenation of the park works from the Little Loggers Playground toward new volleyball and tennis courts, to the baseball diamond to a village beach. Just to the west of that, across the road, is where the new emergency services building will go.”

The $4.5 million new Fire/Police Station was approved by village taxpayers in early May.

Construction is awaiting final grant award figures from federal and state agencies. The taxpayers agreed to bond for $3.2 million to invest in the new shared-services building.

The village also recently approved a resolution to seek $800,000 in two housing rehabilitation grant programs, one federal and one state, to help property owners fund needed repairs on their homes.

RECREATION TRAIL

An Alternative Trails Committee of some 30 local residents and town leaders has also begun to assess locations for multi-use recreational trail connections through the village, along railroad tracks, connecting waterfront areas.

The trails would be accessible to hikers, bicycles and snowmobiles. 

One possible 4-mile loop could ideally connect the restored train depot at Tupper Junction to the Little Wolf town beach area. 

“These are the type of things showing progress in Tupper,” Maroun said.

“It’s starting.”

Email Kim Smith Dedam: kdedam@pressrepublican.com

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