Despite loss in partnership with non-profit organization, DeWitt Dog Park will run “status quo” between the city and township

Due to a lack of funds, the Friends of the DeWitt Dog Park will no longer have a formal role in running the dog park, but the city and township will run it business as usual. The group proposed the idea for the park, which is located off West Herbison Road, adjacent to Padgett Park. It recently ran out of funds and dissolved, said DeWitt City Administrator Dan Coss, who played a central role in the formation of the dog park on the city’s end. The original agreement to run and fund the park was a joint-partnership between the city, township and Friends group. “As of right now, we’re just going to operate and maintain the dog park status quo,” said Coss.

Road repairs coming to DeWitt

By Skyler Ashley
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter

DEWITT — The Nov. 10 DeWitt City Council meeting saw the approval of a new initiative to make several repairs to local roads over the next five years. With the help of a Lansing engineering and architecture company, C2AE, DeWitt will create a plan for several improvements by 2016 at a cost not to exceed the amount of $51,290.30. Some of the targeted streets include Schavey and Panther between Howe and Herbison, among others. Talking with those involved creates a breakdown about a process many never question — how the yearly repairs that keep a city running are done.

Fall to see sidewalk improvements for DeWitt

By Skyler Ashley
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter

DEWITT — During a meeting on Oct. 13, the DeWitt City Council approved an initiative to improve several sections of sidewalk across town. The six locations marked for improvement were determined to not meet ADA standards, which cities are expected and required to meet under federal law to allow for easy access by the disabled. DeWitt City Administrator Daniel Coss outlined the plan concisely. “The project did get approved, Moffitt was awarded the contract and construction should begin within the next week or so.” Coss said.