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Citizens of Wenonah Park submitting petition in opposition of pavilion development

A group of Bay City residents known as Citizens for Wenonah Park will be submitting a petition in the next week. (WEYI/WSMH)

A group of Bay City residents known as Citizens for Wenonah Park will be submitting a petition in the next week.

Citizens United for Wenonah Park opposes the development of a pavilion and outbuilding in downtown Bay City.

The petition is to start the process of adding the issue to the November 8 general election ballot.

The group is concerned about how often the park and facilities will be closed to the public for private events and that is it the only park around.

"We feel very strongly that this space needs to be made available to all citizens, and we're concerned that this pavilion project will not only limit accessibility to the park and to others, but it's going to limit the functionality of the park," said Citizens United member Michelle Roberts.

The Bay City commissioners voted a month ago to move forward with the proposed plans for the park.

The plan includes a pavilion, a second building, a band shell, and an upgraded front entrance.

We just spoke with the Bay City mayor who says at this point, it is too early to comment on the petition.

You can read the full release from Citizens United for Wenonah Park below:

Wenonah Park News Announcement Ballot Initiative by Madeline Ciak on Scribd


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