Walk and bike trail connecting to parks is vision of committee

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A recently established committee of 14 people has been taking preliminary steps to establish a walking and biking trail throughout the City of Gaylord.

According to Pat Pinske, Economic Development Authority (EDA) coordinator, the Trail Committee has met three times. A fourth meeting is planned for Tuesday, July 18th (6:00 p.m.) at City Hall.

Pinske said the goal of the committee is to connect parks, schools and other sites in the City with a trail. This would increase safety for pedestrians or bicyclists, Pinske explained.

A walk and bike trail is the plan. Pinske said there would be exceptions for physically disabled people who require a motorized vehicle.

There has been some discussion about starting the trail around the stormwater pond in east Gaylord. A trail route and priorities for constructing a trail will be discussed at the next meeting, Pinske explained. The committee will also looking at funding opportunities through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

At last month’s meeting, Louise Kiecker of Fairfax gave a presentation to the committee. She was instrumental in developing a trail from Fairfax to Fort Ridgely, according to Pinske.

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