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Another step taken towards completion of Klingner Trail

Another step taken towards completion of Klingner Trail

10 months ago by Bryan Nichols

Park District still waiting on state grant announcement, will proceed with design work on part of trail regardless

Another step towards completion of the Bill Klingner Trail will be taken regardless of whether a previously applied-for state grant is awarded.

In their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday night, the Quincy Park Board of Commissioners decided unanimously to proceed with the preparation of construction plans for the trail segment from 12th Street to a turnabout west of 12th street in the event the grant announcement is delayed past February 28th or not received at all.

The District applied for an Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) grant to fund the entire segment from 12th Street to 5th Street using a combination of the ITEP grant, donations and District funds.

However, the District has already committed to constructing the trail from 12th Street to the turnabout and will proceed on that part of the trail regardless.

The Park District would use uncommitted trail funds to pay for that part of the project if they don’t see the grant money.

Executive Director Ed Seger said that would keep the trail project on schedule so none of the construction season was lost.

“This will keep us moving forward and if we are awarded the grant, we will take direction from the state on what we need to fulfill.”

Seger said the ITEP grant was structured so the Park District was paying for the engineering anyway. Completion of the design work and bid preparation and letting is expected to take up to two months. If the grant is awarded, design work would then commence on the rest of the trail.

The Park District applied for $972,350 in grant funding to complete the entire project. The Friends of the Trail has committed to providing $500,000 in private donations. The District would be responsible for the remaining $986,070.

 

Pool goers will see extra incentives to visit Wavering and Indian Mounds pools this summer.

Mike Bruns, Director of Program Services, announced that several specials will be implemented at the pools. Included in the specials are Buy One Get One or BOGO days on admission on Tuesdays at Wavering and Thursdays at Indian Mounds, ½ off novelty treats BOGO days and Season Pass Thank You Days where pass holders will be rewarded with prizes on random days.

Season pool pass prices were also announced. Individual passes will be $45 and Family passes will be $160. Bruns said that in 2013 the Park District sold the highest total number of passes since 2010 with the Family pass making up about 50% of sales.

 

In other business, the Board approved executing the documents necessary to complete the sale of the Emerson School Building, where the Park District headquarters had previously been located. Richard and Felicia Powell of Las Vegas agreed to purchase the property last year $105,250.00 and plan to turn it into apartments.

The board also approved using $100,852 of the proceeds from the sale to make an extra payment on the bond that was taken out to pay for the new District Headquarters and Lincoln Park. That extra payment is expected to save the District $15,900 due to reduced interest. The remaining proceeds will be used to cover expenses related to the sale of the property.


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