Detroit City Council meeting to decide future of Belle Isle

DETROIT, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Detroit City Council will meet on Monday to discuss the future of Belle Isle Park.

They'll be debating whether or not to hand the park over to the state. If so, Belle Isle would become Michigan's 102nd state park.

Governor Snyder, along with Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, previously signed a 30-year lease that would save the city $4 million a year.

If City Council members reject the plan, then they'll have to come up with their own and send it to Orr for further review.

The details of the lease include a 30-year agreement between the state and the city, in which the state would provide $10-20 million in upgrades over the first three years.

It would cost about $6 million a year in upkeep.

Should the City Council come up with a second viable option, their plan, along with Orr's, will be put in front of a panel selected by Governor Snyder.

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