Lincoln Park is a sleepy little town in Michigan and that’s the way most townsfolk like it. The area has started working on its holiday events along with the CDBG plan to provide more housing to area residents. Lincoln Park will host events like the fantasyland event for Christmas. As always it is free for babies carried in your arms and a minimal cost for everyone else.
Lincoln Park is a quiet place that weathered the storms last week without much complaint or frivolity. Parents endured it and children relished it.
The streets were cleaned a bit slowly. This was despite recent improvements in the city’s infrastructure. Lincoln Park recently approved new water meters with residents. Throughout the state of Michigan, the trend is to provide high-quality water meters to residents and provide more accurate billing. Several other towns have this same item on their agenda, but haven’t been able to implement it yet. Inkster is also planning to follow this route for a net cost savings to residents. So Lincoln Park is definitely on the right track and maybe a bit ahead of the curve.
Lincoln Park has put up their Christmas decorations and the children are already building their snowmen. This middle class suburb is ripe with Christmas anticipation. The recent layoffs have affected the town, but not as much as some other surrounding towns like Pontiac or Flint. In that respect, Lincoln Park has been spared. Layoffs have all but decimated Flint and Pontiac, leaving just shells of plants and thousands of people out of work.
But not to be outdone by Ferndale, Lincoln Park has also approved new liquor licenses. This small town will host an additional 43 new bars. While these are not the specialty Sunday drinking licenses discussed on the news lately, they will create new commerce nonetheless. Forty-three liquor licenses will boost sales for establishments already in business (that may not have a bar) and those that are new to the area. Alcohol is a high margin product sold in the area and it should produce new jobs in the town.
In December, the city council discussed housing needs based on the CDBG federal grant program. CDBG is designed to give housing to low-income and retired people who need assistance. In Detroit, it gave up to $17,000 dollars in restorative care for a home. CDBG is a block grant to a city that can be divided into several programs before going out to the community. The city of Lincoln Park has to decide how it wants to use these funds. Talking directly to the community is the perfect way to decide how to use the money.
This is a quick recap of what’s happening in your community of Lincoln Park. Get out there and get involved in these events, they affect you.