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4/23/2014 9:59:00 AM
Tennis courts petition gets 305 signatures

A petition containing 305 signatures of City of Harbor Springs residents has been turned in to the city, according to organizer Bill Horwath, requesting the decision to remove the waterfront tennis courts be put to a vote of the people.

The Harbor Springs City Council this winter voted to remove the courts after it had been discussed over the course of the past few years in relation to an overall redesign of the city waterfront.

The petition reads: "We the following registered voters of Harbor Springs, Michigan declare that we want the action by the Harbor Springs City Council to remove the public waterfront tennis courts rescinded and have the issue decided by the voters of Harbor Springs, Michigan."

City manager Tom Richards said Tuesday, April 22, that the city clerk and attorney would review the signatures and if they deemed the petition to be in order, it would be presented to city council.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Article comment by: Marilyn White

I am a part time resident of Harbor Springs. Actually, I do not play tennis. The water front tennis courts have always been a part of the charm of what makes Harbor Springs what it is. It gives me pleasure when I walk by to see people of all ages out there playing. I was so disappointed to learn that they were to be removed. To me any green space gained would not provide any extra enjoyment for anyone and would take away pleasure for others. Hopefully, the City Council will reconsider and put it to popular vote.

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