Port Huron City Council agreed to the plans for the Water Street Marina at last night’s meeting. Council members voted 7-0 to approve a brownfield redevelopment plan drafted by Hotel Development Services of Oxford, Ohio, and its partner, American Hospitality Management Inc. of Cheboygan. The group is working to build a 98-room Holiday Inn Express on the property, and will be looking at leasing restaurant and marina developments in the future. The property was purchased by the developers in 2009, and recently announced it has the funds to move forward with the $9.2 million project. Also at last night’s meeting council passed three items from the recreation department including a collaboration between Marysville, St. Clair and Marine City to establish a fund for low-income families and children to participate in fee-based recreation programs and activities. Also approved was the replacement of the bleachers at Pine Grove park through an agreement with the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan for a $50,000 grant for the project. Mayor Pauline Repp declared this April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, presenting a proclamation to the local Child Abuse and Neglect Council – blue ribbons will be tied around trees and lamp posts in downtown Port Huron.