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Council seeks residents’ input on path

KIMBERLY NICOLETTISpecial to the Daily

BRECKENRIDGE – Town council members are wondering how to keep people off the streets. At Tuesday’s worksession, they discussed how to encourage people to walk on a pathway between Reiling Road and Gibson Heights, rather than on Reiling Road itself.The problem is, even council members admitted they walk on the road instead of the soft path that exists now. Currently, the trail is in such disrepair, it discourages people from using it, said Councilmember Jennifer McAtamney. She supported the pathway project, saying she saw heavy use, especially by The Little Red Schoolhouse, until it “got chewed up.” But Councilmember John Warner worried that walking on the road has become such a habit that people will ignore the $433,837 pathway.Council members agreed to survey residents to find out if they want a detached path or a curb and gutter sidewalk. Most members, with the exception of Councilmember Eric Mamula, supported a detached path.They also discussed lighting and decided to look at recommendations for downcast lighting in order to reduce light pollution.


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