SANDRA M STANWAY
The city has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP)for trails and beautification.
The city hopes to hire a consultant to develop a comprehensive linear trails and beautification master plan.
“This will be used to establish a clear vision for the linear trails and beautification program moving forward as well as budget forecasting,” states the RFP.
The city budgets funds annually to expand the linear trails and for beautification.
At 2022 budget deliberation council agreed that it would be better to plan for the city as a whole rather than piecemeal and set aside $50,000 for the master plan.
An application was submitted to funding the plan but it was denied, however, with it being in the budget, funds are available.
The plan, according to the budget, will focus on the community as a whole and may incorporate the downtown as well as the highway corridor to improve tourism. It is not to include motorized vehicles.