With every new element added to this city’s skate park, from large half pipes to small grinding rails, Kamryn Miller, 15, celebrates every component as if they were coveted gifts on his birthday.
As members of the local skating community and city officials came together Wednesday to celebrate a new piece of equipment at the skate park, located at Veterans Memorial Park, Miller’s smile stood out above the rest.
A veterans memorial park in honor of those who served in World War II has stood in Trufant since 1944 and will continue for another two decades.
A Montcalm County jury on Friday found that Maple Valley Township did not violate a lease agreement as claimed by Kenneth and Ann Miller who live next to the park. The one-day trial took place at the start of Memorial Day weekend, a coincidence that did not go unnoticed by township attorney Jourdan Rasmussen of Lakeview.
Jake VanBoxel attended Wednesday’s Douglass Township Board meeting to provide a Veterans Memorial Park update to the board.
The Stanton city manager didn’t expect such a large audience to be in attendance — the township hall was full of people from inside and outside the township, as well as the chairman of the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners plus a Montcalm County sheriff’s deputy.
In 2013, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education agreed to lease school property to the city of Stanton for a park.
In that time, the school district has had three different superintendents while the city has had five different city managers. Current Stanton City Manager Jacob Van Boxel met with the school board on Monday evening to give an update on the project.