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Hartford Downtown Blueprint 2009
Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns is a partnership effort between the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and the Michigan Municipal League (MML) to continue to assist communities & their Downtown revitalization efforts. Blueprint action plans are an investment in a community that creates new private jobs & investment.

Recreation Plan
The City of Hartford has updated it's Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Greenway Plan 2015 - 2020 to define and maximize resources in the planning & development of parks and recreation projects and for the protection of open space and natural resources.

I-94 Corridor Economic Development Plan
The I - 94 Corridor provides unprecedented economic development potential for the Cities and Townships of Hartford & Watervliet. Currently, this area mainly contains agricultural uses, vacant land and interspersed residential and commercial lands. Over the next several years, with effective planning and the support of local property owners and citizens, this area can become the region's premier light and heavy industrial employment center.
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Safe Routes 2 School
The City of Hartford and Hartford Public Schools are partnering to provide a safe route to school. Safe Routes 2 School is a national movement to make it safe, convenient and fun for children to bicycle and walk to school. When routes are safe, walking or biking to and from school is an easy way to get the regular physical activity children need to succeed. Some of the goals for this project are to improve Street Lighting, Sidewalks, Bike Paths and Safety along the routes to school.
The Safe Routes 2 School Team welcomes your comments, observations and participation. The purposes of Safe Routes to School programs are: To enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school;
To enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school;
To make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age;
To facilitate the planning, development, and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption and air pollution in the vicinity of elementary schools.
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Well Head Protection
Well Head Protection is the protection of our source of drinking water. The water underlying the City is the sole source of our drinking water; therefore protecting it will protect public health, maintain economic base and enhance the quality of life and protect a vital natural resource. The City of Hartford has partnered with Hartford Public Schools to educate students on the importance of protecting our ground water and distribute items such as pens, pencils, water bottles, t-shirts coffee mugs and hats for the Well Head Protection Program.

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