Holt promotes sustainability with LEED building

By Catherine Ferland
Holt Journal staff reporter

It’s the only roof in Holt that needs a sprinkler system and a lawnmower. “If it becomes dry, don’t forget about watering your roof,” Mark Jenks, the Delhi Township Parks and Recreation director, said, laughing. “Yeah, it sounds crazy.”

It’s the roof of the Sam Corey Senior Center, the first and only Leadership in Energy and Design (LEED) building in the community. LEED buildings are marked by energy saving qualities in all aspects of their construction and design. The roof of the senior center is covered in sedum, a grass that can sustain high temperatures and low water and soil levels.

Delhi Township to hold public hearing for Kiwanis Park bathroom proposal

By Ethan Merrill
Holt Journal staff writer

The Delhi Charter Township Park Commission approved a motion 6-0 on Wednesday, Feb. 12, to hold a public hearing on March 12, regarding the proposed Kiwanis Park restroom overhaul. Delhi Township Parks & Recreation Director Mark Jenks spoke to the board for around 40 minutes about the need for a new restroom in Kiwanis Park, and his desire to increase public support for the upcoming hearing. “This is a needed project, and one that is long overdue,” said Jenks. “The current restrooms are existing under less than desirable conditions.”

The estimated cost of the new facility, according to Jenks, will fall between $250,000-370,000.