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May 8, 2013

Committee members discuss Heritage Trails

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“We want to be proactive,” Stone said. “Once the trails are built, they will need to be maintained. We will have some money for the upkeep of those trails.”
The committee touched on its two funding sources, which would be private fundraisers and grants, which may be achievable through the various partner entities. The committee doesn’t have a definite price on how much the project will costs, but the engineering and surveying fee will be between $60 to 70,000.
The engineering fee would be the first item to be paid for the project. The committee wants to have the funds available before needing to pay the engineering fees, Stone said.
“We don’t want to get into a situation where we’re scrambling to get the funds,” Stone said.
Two subcommittees, one for fundraising and one for grants, were formed at a previous meeting. For Tuesday’s meeting, the committee took the subcommittees one step further by selecting a meeting time, date and location for the subcommittee members to get together.
Stone said it’s important for the subcommittees to have people who aren’t necessarily on the primary committee.
“We want the committees to be proactive and find people in the community to join the subcommittees,” Stone said.

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