Edgewater Resources of St. Joseph, Michigan will conduct a preliminary engineering study of Hessel harbor for upgrades, improvements and modifications. The Township board approved the engineering firm at its meeting of October 16. The Township received a $19,500 grant from the MDNR Waterways
Commission to conduct the study, to be matched with $20,500 by the Township.
The project is included in the Township’s 2018-2022 Recreation Plan. Among the items to be reviewed and studied:
- Replace the marina comfort station building
- A preventative maintenance plan and capital improvement plan
- Landscaping with native plants
- Renovate launch ramp and skid pier
- Harbor infrastructure
- Repave parking lot
- and more.
Estimated costs for complete restoration and construction is about $2,000,000. The Hessel harbor was first constructed in 1965.
Cedarville Harbor Project