Trails Advisory Committee

Trails Advisory Committee
Posted on 03/10/2021

Trails Advisory Committee

Thanks to a millage generously passed in November 2020 by residents of the City of Monroe, City Council and administration are currently seeking interested individuals to participate in an upcoming Trails Advisory Committee to assist in the design, planning, and advocacy of the trail system that will eventually connect to a greater Monroe County non-motorized network.

The Committee shall consist of seven members, five (5) of whom must be residents of the City and two (2) who are residents of Monroe. Additionally, one (1) member of City Council shall serve as a liaison to the committee which will be chaired by the Director of Parks and Recreation.

Terms are two years with no limitation to reappointment. Committee members will be approved by City Council, and are subject to established guidelines, participation, and attendance.

Meetings will be held quarterly at a start date yet to be determined.

Duties and responsibilities of the committee will include, but not be limited to:

  • Prioritize bicycle and pedestrian trail related projects to be completed using millage funds;
  • Review past trail related master plan materials, incorporating or expanding on relevant concepts when appropriate and/or recommend Parks Master Plan updates related to trails;
  • Review all phases of the projects' design and construction;
  • Advise on policies, programs and ordinances as they relate to bicycle and pedestrian trail safety, design and construction;
  • Work with city staff to suggest educational and promotional campaigns to provide information and promote bicycle and pedestrian trail related activities and education;
  • Work with other agencies for the enhancement of city and county trail systems, such as the Monroe County Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force;
  • Seek funding from city, state and federal sources;
  • Advise on policies, projects, ordinances and funding as they relate to cycling and pedestrians as safe alternative means of transportation on roads and trails;
  • Submit recommendations to City Council.

The City of Monroe is home to an active community of walkers and cyclists. Whether you love jogging with a stroller on a paved trail by the River Raisin, or exploring the natural trails at Munson Park, there’s room for you on this committee!

Click the link below to apply!

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