By Judy Reed
DPW Director Tom Stressman was happy with how well the installation went. “My guys did an excellent job,” he said.
The White Pine Trail staging area was made possible by a matching grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund. The land was donated by the Gust family. It includes a gazebo, dedicated to Clara Gust, new picnic tables, benches and a bike rack, and now a new unisex bathroom.
However, because there is no heat, the bathroom has been winterized. “It will not be used in the wintertime unless something changes,” explained Stressman. “As soon as we know it’s not going to freeze again, we’ll make it fully functional.”