Sterling State Park bonds approved|
The Michigan Natural Resources Commission, at its regular monthly
meeting in Lansing today, approved a resolution to issue bonds to
complete $15.5 million in construction at Sterling State Park in Monroe.
The State Park Gross Revenue bonds, which will be sold Sept.
17-25, are expected to be payable over 20 years. Annual debt service
will be paid primarily from park-generated revenue including camping
fees and motor vehicle permit fees. The funding provides major
renovation to Sterling State Park, including relocation of the
campground site, renovation of roads throughout the park and the boat
launch, sewer and water system upgrades, and other improvements.
Sterling is the only state park with access to Lake Erie.
In other news, the Commission reviewed proposed changes to
statewide fishing regulations for the 2003-04 season. The proposed
orders include statewide trout, salmon, whitefish and lake herring
regulations; designated trout streams; northern pike regulations; hook
and line restrictions during walleye spawning runs on the Saginaw River
and its tributaries; and several proposals related to live bait capture,
commerce and use.
Interested parties can receive a copy of the proposed orders by
contacting Todd Grischke in the DNR Fisheries Division, PO Box 30446,
Lansing, MI 48909, 517-373-1280. DNR Director K.L. Cool could approve
the orders at the October NRC meeting.
The next regular meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources
Commission is Oct. 10-11 in Indian River