Alpena County Youth and Recreation Committee

2018 County Commissioners &
Commissioners Appointees

Brad McRoberts

221 Potter Street
Alpena, MI 49707

Linda Canfield
242 S Second
Alpena, MI 49707

Robert Adrian

227 Dawson Street
Alpena, MI 49707

Brett Miller
1121 River Street
Alpena, MI 49707

Nick Modrzynski
596 Northwood Drive
Alpena, MI 49707
 989 255-6095

Darlene Wilmot
150 S. North Street
Alpena, MI 49707

Bill Peterson

2379 Lake Winyah Road
Alpena, MI 49707

Tony Suszek
114 Kensington Court
Alpena, MI 49707

Brenda Fournier
2464 Diamond Drive
Alpena, MI 49707

Tom Heise
3376 Piper Road
Alpena, MI 49707

Ronald McDonald
6594 Orchard Hill Road
Alpena, Ml 49707

Thomas Spaulding
5925 Keating
Lachine, MI 49753

Cameron Habermehl

14510 M-32 West
Lachine, MI 49753

Fred Wegmeyer
10599 Napper Rd.
Herron, MI 49744

John Kozlowski
1028 W. Scott Road
Ossineke, MI 49766
Phone: 989-471-8349

Lisa Siegert
12700 Hawkins Road
Hubbard Lake, MI 49747

County Contacts

Kim Ludlow
County Treasurer

Tammy Sumerix-Bates
Executive Manager
Alpena County Commissioners

Board Secretary
Alpena County Commissioners

Lynn Bunting
Administrative Assistant
Alpena County Commissioners

Funding Report

2018 Funding Report .doc
2018 Funding Report .pdf

2019 Application

Mission Statement

The Committee serves as an advocate for the citizens of the County. The Committee is charged with the sole purpose of providing recreational activities for youth and recreation for Alpena County residents, as well as, recreational service and improvement or development of recreational sites. The Committee is also responsible for recommending to the County Board of Commissioners, hereinafter referred to as "Commissioners", the prudent spending of public funds to promote youth and recreational opportunities to Alpena County citizens.

On August 3, 2010, the residents of Alpena County voted for a county youth and recreation millage. The ballot language for the millage was as follows:

Operating Millage Proposition For Youth & Recreation

"Shall the limitations on the amount of taxes which shall be assessed against all property both real and personal in Alpena County, Michigan be increased as provided in Section 6, Article IX of the Michigan Constitution, and the Alpena County Board of Commissioners be authorized to levy a tax (renewal) not to exceed one half (1/2) mill ($0.50 on each $1,000.00 of Equalized State Taxable Value) for a period of four (4) years starting with the Levy
made December 1, 2014 for the sole purpose of providing "Recreational Activities" for Youth and Recreation for Alpena County Residents, as well as, recreational service and improvement or development of recreational sites. (The estimate of revenue the County of Alpena will collect if the millage is approved and levied in the first year {2014) is $448,000)."

General Information

The Alpena County Youth and Recreation Committee, hereinafter referred to as "Committee", was officially established on September 28, 2010. The committee consists of one representative from each of the districts of the Alpena County Board of Commissioners. Terms of office for representatives from the County Commissioners districts are established to be the same as the elected members of the Board of Commissioners districts, which is a two year term.

2018 Youth and Recreation Millage Funds Awarded


These recommendations are not approved until after the Full Board of Commissioners approve them as part of the Budget for 2018 at their December 19, 2017 meeting.

Youth and Recreation Meeting Dates


Park Family Foundation

Ready, Set, Snap funding for special needs recreational activities.

Alpena Public Schools - AHS The Woods Track Club
Support shirts and hats for track club - grades 7 through 12.

MPAC-Northern Lights Arena Community#1
Free open iceskating and skate rental, 23 Sundays.

Alpena Community College
Cross Country Team support (camp and running jackets).

County of Alpena - MSU Extension
Youth Programming (4-H).

Sanborn Township
Huron/Ossineke beach improvement (climbing wall).

Thunderbay Trails Association
Youth Cross Country Ski Club.

County of Alpena - Sunken Lake Park
Electrical Upgrades.

County of Alpena - Plaza Pool
Ready, set, swim program.

Friends of the Alpena Farmers Market
Support of kid's day.

Green Township
Recreational Area Upgrades (vollyball, picnic tables, slide).

Alpena Public Schools - AHS Vollyball Program
Support to reduce cost to players.

Boys and Girls Club
Carpet upgrade in game room.

Thunderbay River Restoration
Funds to support river improvement and cleaning project.

Alpena Public Schools - TBJHS
Athletic Outreach programs for 6th graders, admissions support for grades 7-8.

Alpena Public Schools - AHS Boys and Girls Basketball
Support to reduce cost to players (transportation, uniforms, Freshman team, ect.).

County of Alpena - Parks Commission - Green Township
Upgrades at Manning Hill Park.

Thunderbay Martial Arts
Scholarships for Martial Art classes.

County of Alpena - Plaza Pool
Pool Operations.

ACC Volunteer Center
Ropes Course.

Community Foundation - Rotory Club
Splash Park at Starlite Beach.

Norhteast MI for Fine Arts, Inc.
Ready, Set, Create Program.

City of Alpena/Alpena Mixed Vollyball League
Mich-e-ke-wis Volleyball Courts Lighting.

Alpena Public Schools - AHS Robotics
Support for AHS Robotic Teams

County of Alpena - Parks Commission
Playground at Long Lake Park.

Alpena Figure Skating Club
Operating support, ice fees.

Alpena City Band
Centennial (100 year) Project.

Alpena Public Schools - AHS Figure Skating Club
Operating Support - Transportion, ice fees.

Thunderbay Schooners Swim Club
Operating Support - Pool Rental

ACC Basketball
Scoring Table.

Alpena Public Schools - AHS KAPUT
Support of activety nights, Freshman bash, Prom and Senior lock-in.

County of Alpena - Parks Commission
Beaver Lake Park Bathroom Renovations.

Friends of Plaza Pool
New User Activities.

Alpena Gymnastics
Landing Mats.

Alpena Public Schools - AHS Softball Line Drive Club
Operating cost to reduce fees to players.

Thunderbay Arts Council
Bi-Path Sculpture Project.

Alpena Public Schools - AHS Band
Band Instruments (Baritone sax, 4 picolos, trombone, tuba).

Alpena Public Schools - AHS Football
$6,200 transportation, weight match $3,800.

MPAC - Northern Lights Arena#3
Operating Support (Ameresco Reimbursement).
  Total amount appropriated

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