A funding snag with a donor involved in the Millennium Park project has those who support the park looking to fill a big funding gap.
They are now missing $1 million in pledge money from a local businessman who couldn’t follow through with the donation.
Gainey Transportation, a company based in West Michigan, had promised deferred payments of $200,000 over a five-year period to help fund projects like the trails at the park.
However, after they declared bankruptcy in 2008 and were taken to court by Wachovia Bank for millions of dollars, things changed.
“That million dollars is still part of the project we need to go back and recoup,” said Mary Swanson, Kent County Assistant Administrator.
Those interested in donating to the park fund can contact Kent County directly or contact the Kent County Park Foundation at the link below.