CROOKED RIVER LOCK CONSORTIUM

 

In 2010, the Crooked River Lock Consortium was formed to look into the preservation, enhancement, and continued operation of the Crooked River Lock in Alanson. The consortium was seeking to promote tourism and to enhance the recreational, economic and developmental impact in Emmet County and the surrounding communities along the Inland Water Route.

The consortium consisted of representatives from Emmet County, the village of Alanson, as well as the townships of Bear Creek, Littlefield, Little Traverse and Springvale. It also included representation from the Pickerel-Crooked Lake Association. The group worked with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Army Corps of Engineer to secure funding for maintenance of the locks, increased hours of operation, and other needs that might arise.

Following the recommendations of the Crooked River Lock Consortium, Emmet County entered into a sub-lease with the DNR to operate the lock for five years and an agreement was signed by the chairman of the Emmet County Board of Commissioners in early 2012 and has continued to be renewed.

The agreement allows the county to provide reliable, continued operation of the lock while decreasing passage fees and extending the boating season. Emmet County’s Department of Parks and Recreation oversees operational management of the lock, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Army Corps of Engineers.

 


MEETINGS

Please see archived minutes of the Crooked River Lock Consortium’s meetings for more information. The meeting-related files are available as PDFs.

2024 Meetings

MEETING DATE AGENDA LINK MINUTES LINK
Mar. 12, 2024 Agenda Minutes
Jun. 11, 2024 Agenda Minutes(draft)

2023 Meetings

MEETING DATE AGENDA LINK MINUTES LINK
Mar. 14, 2023 Agenda Minutes
Sep. 12, 2023 Agenda Minutes
Dec. 12, 2023 Agenda Minutes

Meetings Archive

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MEETING DATE AGENDA LINK MINUTES LINK
Mar. 15, 2022 Agenda Minutes
Jun. 14, 2022 Agenda Minutes
Sept. 13, 2022 Agenda Minutes
Dec. 13, 2022 Agenda (Canceled) Minutes
Apr. 15, 2021 Agenda Minutes
Dec. 16, 2020 Minutes
Sept. 29, 2011 Minutes
Apr. 28, 2011 Minutes
Mar. 30, 2011 Minutes
Feb. 23, 2011 Minutes
Jan. 26. 2011 Minutes
Dec. 01, 2010 Minutes 
Oct. 27, 2010 Minutes

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