Report of Investigations Number
On 16 Jul 94, authorization (P.O. #35356) was received from the Office of County Controller for a Phase I archaeological survey of the proposed ADA upgrade at Coldbrook Park in Section 34 of Charleston Township (T2S R9W), Kalamazoo County, Michigan. A literature and site file search was initiated, and on 18 Jul onsite evaluation of the project area was undertaken in order to determine whether the proposed construction activity would adversely impact potentially significant archaeological resources.
Inasmuch as a grant application to fund the proposed construction activity was pending, and the results of our research were entirely negative, our recommendation in support of upgrading access to camping, picnic, playground, and fishing facilities for all visitors to the park was forwarded by letter dated 20 Jul to Dr. John Halsey, State Archaeologist, Bureau of Michigan History (with a copy to the County of Kalamazoo). There follows a report of our program of research providing the basis for that recommendation, together with a restatement of our professional opinion that the proposed upgrade of facilities at the park will not have an adverse impact on archaeological resources of any sort.