EVART — An Evart man killed struck by a car and killed Saturday will be memorialized in the renaming of the Evart Skate Park.
The city council voted Monday to name the park Nicholas Martin Memorial Park, after Martin, 22, who died after he was struck by two vehicles in Kent County.
Martin was a die-hard skateboarder, according to Evart City Manager Zack Zack Szakacs, who said he met Martin when he was 11. Martin was the son of a longtime city employee.
“He was just a great kid,” Szakacs said of Martin. “I remember him always participating in parks and recreation as a voice.”
The Evart skate park opened in 2005, and is located on South Main Street.
The city council also voted to make three changes to the city charter. The city has decided to change the city clerk position from an elected to an appointed position, to change its regular meeting schedule from twice monthly to once per month and move its tax day from Aug. 15 to Sept. 10. The council currently meets the first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
The resolution must be approved by the state of Michigan at least 60 days before the August election.
The city also approved its Fourth of July fireworks display, and has selected Oct. 13 as harzardous waste collection day.