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11/14/2017

THE FAIRMONT CITY COUNCIL MONDAY NIGHT APPROVED AN UPDATE FROM BOLTON AND MENK ENGINEERS CONCERNING THE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN FIRST ADOPTED IN 2013 OUTLINING A WALKING AND BIKING TRAIL SYSTEM THROUGH THE CITY.

OUTREACH USED TO GATHER INFORMATION CAME FROM A STAKEHOLDERS MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, PROJECT 1590 AND THE FAIRMONT PARK BOARD. PLUS AN ONLINE OPEN HOUSE WAS SET UP FOR RESIDENTS TO VIEW THE PLAN AND EXPRESS CONCERNS OR COMMENTS ABOUT IT.

THE UPDATED ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN MENTIONED TRAIL EXPANSION INTO THREE SEGMENTS - SHORT TERM TO BE COMPLETED IN 10 YEARS-ESTIMATED COST 1.7 MILLION DOLLARS, LONG TERM - DONE IN 10 TO 20 YEARS - 2.3 MILLION DOLLARS AND THOSE PROJECTS PAST 20 YEARS, 4.6 MILLION DOLLARS.

THE CITY RECEIVED GRANT FUNDING FROM THE STATEWIDE HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (SHIP) TO COMPLETE UPDATES TO THE ORIGINAL ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN. WES BROWN SAID THERE WERE 7 CHANGES TO THE UPDATE AFTER PUBLIC INPUT WAS GATHERED.

THE COUNCIL APPROVED THREE ASSESSMENT DEFERRALS FOR PROPERTY ABUTTING 2017 STREET IMPROVEMENTS. HEARD FROM LOCAL AND REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ABOUT THE TOWARD ZERO DEATHS IN INITIATIVE AND MAYOR DEB FOSTER READ A PROCLAMATION FOR NOVEMBER BEING GENERAL AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH AT MONDAY'S MEETING.


ROD HALVORSEN
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