Paint Creek Trail

Connecting the communities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Orion Township and the Village of Lake Orion in Oakland County, Michigan.


 

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Trailways Commission

trail sign

Mission Statement

"The Paint Creek Trailways Commission provides trail users a natural, scenic, and educational recreation experience while preserving the ecological integrity of the Paint Creek Trail for the enjoyment of future generations."

Paint Creek Trailways Commission Members & Staff
Officers
Community Representing
David Becker, Chairman
Rochester
Rock Blanchard, Vice-Chair
Rochester Hills
Andy Zale, Secretary
Oakland Township
Alice Young, Treasurer
Orion Township

Commissioners

Community Representing

Linda Gamage
Rochester
Kim Russell
Rochester
Stephanie Morita
Rochester Hills
Maureen Thalmann
Oakland Township
Neal Porter
Orion Township

Alternates

Community Representing

Cathy Daldin
Rochester
Richard Schultz
Rochester
Danielle Shurkus
Rochester Hills
Michael Webber
Rochester Hills
Martha Olijnyk
Oakland Township
Mike Bailey
Oakland Township
Lisa Sokol
Orion Township
Donni Steele
Orion Township

Non-Voting Commissioner

Community Representing

Doug Hobbs
Village of Lake Orion

Staff

Title

Kristen Myers
Trail Manager
Nick Schroeck
Attorney
Sandi DiSipio
Recording Secretary
Dennis VanStee
Bike Patroller

Commission Information

The Paint Creek Trailways Commission is an intergovernmental agency formed under the Urban Cooperation Act of 1967. As part of the intergovernmental agreement, the Paint Creek Trailways Commissioners are appointed by our local City Councils and Board of Trustees, depending on the municipality. Each community is given two Commissioners and two Alternate Commissioners, and they consist of elected officials and citizens. The Commission is responsible for the ownership and maintenance of the Paint Creek Trail.

The Trailways Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. The meetings are held at either the Paint Creek Cider Mill Building, 4480 Orion Road, Oakland Township, 48306 or at the Rochester Municipal Offices, 400 Sixth Street, Rochester, 48306. All meetings are open to the public. Meeting dates scheduled for 2014 are as follows:

January 21, 2014
Paint Creek Cider Mill

July 15, 2014
Rochester Municipal Offices

February 18, 2014
Paint Creek Cider Mill

August 19, 2014
Rochester Municipal Offices

March 18, 2014
Paint Creek Cider Mill

September 16, 2014
Rochester Municipal Offices

April 15, 2014
Rochester Municipal Offices

October 21, 2014
Paint Creek Cider Mill

May 20, 2014
Rochester Municipal Offices

November 18, 2014
Paint Creek Cider Mill

June 17, 2014
Rochester Municipal Offices

December 16, 2014 
Paint Creek Cider Mill

Meeting agendas, packets, and minutes can be found on our Agendas page.

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Bike Patroller Moutrie
Former Bike Patroller Moutrie, patrolling the Trail

Agendas & Minutes

To request an item on the next Commission agenda, contact Trail Manager Kristen Myers at (248) 651-9260. You may also email your request to: paintcreektrail@aol.com.

If you would like to obtain copies of current and previous agendas & minutes, you can access them here:

Paint Creek Trailways Commission Meeting Agendas & Minutes

or you can access them by year:

2014 Agendas & Minutes

2013 Agendas & Minutes

2012 Agendas & Minutes

2011 Agendas & Minutes

 

 

 

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Budget

The Paint Creek Trailways Commission upcoming annual budget is approved by the Commission in June of each year. It is then sent to each voting member municipality for their approval. The budget is divided into Operations and Patrol budgets. Each voting member municipality contributes equal amounts to the Operations budget, regardless of the amount of Trail in their community. The Patrol budget covers the cost of our part-time Bike Patroller, as well as the contracted services of the Oakland County Mounted Patrol. The patrol budget is pro-rated based on the amount of Trail in each community. Our 2010 through 2014 Approved Budgets are available for download:

2014 Approved Budget

2013 Approved Budget

2012 Approved Budget

2011 Final Amended Budget

2010 Final Amended Budget

For prior year budgets, please contact Trail Manager Kristen Myers.

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Mounted Patrol
Mounted Patrol Deputies Purgatori and Haering, protecting the Trail