Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Map of Land Deeded to Hoover Nature Trail in Johnson County

This map, from the Johnson County Trails Plan, shows which portions of the former railroad right-of-way have been deeded to the Hoover Nature Trail (according to the Johnson County Assessor. As you can see, there are some breaks. For anyone familiar with the history of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, these breaks can be major roadblocks to the successful completion of the trail.

Seeking Members for Johnson County Trails Advisory Committee

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors has twelve vacancies on the Johnson County Trails Advisory Committee. Six members will serve a one-year term ending December 31, 2007 and six members will serve two-year terms ending December 31, 2008. Beginning January 1, 2008, members will then serve two-year terms.

County Trails Advisory Committee’s role will be to give advice and recommendations on trail funding priorities, maintenance levels, signage policies, and other trail-related issues.

This person needs to be an eligible elector of Johnson County.

Application form is available available here.

Completed applications must be returned by December 15, 2006.

Terry Dahms Asks Johnson County to Set Aside Money for Hoover Nature Trail

Terry Dahms asked the Johnson County Board of Supervisors to set aside money for the Hoover Nature Trail, in case matching funds can be found. He estimated that it would cost $110,000 to replace the two missing bridges between Solon and Ely. Read the Press-Citizen article here.