Sanilac parks to update infrastructure for ADA compliance

(SANILAC COUNTY) – The Michigan Legislature has approved funding to support three projects in Sanilac and St. Clair counties in the state budget, according to State Rep. Andrew Beeler.

The local politician said the funding addresses some of the most pressing needs in the community: supporting our local soup kitchen, improving infrastructure at a local campground, and opening up greater access to local parks.

Part of the budget is a $20,000 appropriation to help Sanilac County Parks comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Funds will be used to update park facilities, such as picnic tables and bathrooms, to be more accessible for park users.

Compliance with the ADA will also make the parks system eligible for certain federal grant programs.

It also provides $50,000 to assist the Mid-City Nutrition soup kitchen located in Port Huron and $50,000 to a Fort Gratiot campground to install additional water and electrical infrastructure.

All three projects were funded in Senate Bill 82, the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

The bill received bipartisan support in the House and Senate, and it now advances to the governor for consideration.