- Associated Press - Thursday, July 7, 2016

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) - A 432-acre gravel pit in the Lansing area could become Eaton County’s largest park.

The Lansing State Journal reports (https://on.lsj.com/29BxSBh ) the Eaton County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote July 20 on whether to acquire the property that’s known as Crandell Lake. It’s located between Charlotte and Eaton Rapids.

The project has been at a standstill for six years. Blake Mulder, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, says a new appraisal of the land’s value brings it closer to what the county is willing to spend on the land and what property owner Randy Crandell is willing to accept.

If approved, state grant money would be used to buy the property that includes a 160-acre lake. Nature trails, camping sites, a beach, fishing area and amphitheater are possible.

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, https://www.lansingstatejournal.com

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