Scottville to seek DNR grant to assist with Optimist property renovations.

March 18, 2019

Concept drawing of the project

Scottville to seek DNR grant to assist with Optimist property renovations.


SCOTTVILLE — The City of Scottville plans to apply for a Michigan Department of Natural Resources acquisition grant to assist with the re-development of the current Scottville Optimist Center and its property, which includes the Scottville Clown Band Shell. The grant, which is intended for recreational, covers 75% of the appraised value of a recreational property. The Optimist property was recently appraised at $189,300, and the city is applying for $141,300, with the remaining $48,000 being a local match. The Optimist would then donate the value of the sale back to the city.

The Downtown Development Authority would oversee renovations and operations of the property, which will include complete mechanical and electrical updates, a new roof, and remodeling. The property will also include a patio area for outdoor venues along with updates to the band shell. The centerpiece of the property will be a sculpture created by local artist Harold Cronk in tribute of the Scottville Clown Band and the town’s agricultural roots.

A public hearing will be held during today’s city commission meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at city hall, 105 N. Main St. The commission is then expected to approve the grant submission.

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