2017 City of Massillon-Tuscarawas River Improvement Corridor
The City of Massillon is requesting financial assistance to develop a plan to embrace and revitalize the Tuscarawas River through the City of Massillon. The City of Massillon and the 3rd Century Massillon Committee are working together to promote the Tuscarawas River as a vibrant natural resource and economic, cultural, and educational asset. The proposed project will collect data, identify existing conditions and issues, coordinate with agencies, recommend development projects, and identify potential funding sources.
The project will develop an implementation plan for water quality and habitat improvements to the Tuscarawas River through the City of Massillon. While working within the current flood control facilities, the plan that will also identify solutions to maximize the inherent economic, cultural, and educational potential of the Tuscarawas River.
ELIGIBILITY – AMENDMENT TO THE OFFICIAL PLAN AUTHORIZATION
Amendment to the Official Plan Categories: Watershed Management, Water Quality Improvements
Amendment to the Official Plan Sub-Categories: WM-1 Planning
WM-6 Assist Local Property Owners with Best Management Practices
WQ-5 Environmental Education
Total Project Cost: $30,119
Requested Grant: $28,500
Recommended Grant: $22,500
The Board of Directors approved this Grant on February 17, 2017.