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Plainfield Township’s Board of Trustees approved ballot language for a new community center

Plainfield Twp. Community Center Conceptual Exterior Drawing
Plainfield Township
Plainfield Twp. Community Center Conceptual Exterior Drawing

On the November 2nd ballot, Plainfield Township residents will be asked to consider the construction of a 52,000 square-foot Community Center adjacent to the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Belmont location. It’s a $23.5 million project that, if approved, the millage would cost the average Plainfield Township homeowner $87 annually over 20 years.

A multiuse community center has been on the township’s drawing board with the creation of the 2018 Community Center Citizens Advisory Committee. Its feedback providing a template for the new indoor space will include a gymnasium, walking track, fitness classrooms, meeting spaces a demonstration kitchen and areas for senior programming.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.