- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - The seven-member Belle Isle Park Advisory Committee plans to hold its first meeting later this month.

The Department of Natural Resources says the Jan. 30 meeting takes place 9 a.m. to noon at the Detroit Yacht Club, which is located on the island park.

Public comments will be accepted. Committee members are expected to review topics including short-term park improvement plans, park security and the park’s master plan. Following the meeting, committee members are scheduled to tour Belle Isle.

The state is taking over the city-owned park under a lease imposed by Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. The move is expected to save the city between $4 million and $6 million a year. Starting Feb. 10, there will be a new $11-per-car annual fee to visit.

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http://www.belleislepark.org