Pavey said a deadline for applying for available grant monies for such a project is rapidly approaching and requested the county approve a city request to move forward with a feasibility study into obtaining property for the project. The project calls for a path to follow since closed railroad lines. The long range plan call for a trail to run from the city to near the Homer, Manilla area. A major snag in the project is that once the rail lines ceased to be used, many county property owners acquired the former railroad property. Following a lengthy discussion, the county approved the city’s request to look further into the matter, with the stipulation the county can opt out of the project at any time.
In a final matter, the county approved a request that county surveyor Marvin Rees serve as the interim area plan director until the position can be filled.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106.