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CS Council Approves Design Contract for Lick Creek Park

Approved by College Station voters over four years ago, the Lick Creek hike and bike trail is another step closer to being built.

Before the city council approved a $483,000 dollar design contract, a majority defeated James Benham’s motion to delay the action.

Benham sought to spend about half of the more than $4 million dollars set aside for the trail to add and repairing sidewalks to resolve safety concerns. He specifically called on spending $150,000 to build a mile long sidewalk to get children walking to Greens Prairie Elementary School off Royder Road.

CScoun012413lickJB-1.mp3Comments from James Benham.

Julie Schultz understood the need but voted for the trail.

CScoun012413lick-JS.mp3Comments from Julie Schultz.

John Nichols, who also voted for the trail design, says sidewalks should be considered in future budgets.

CScoun012413lickJN.mp3Comments from John Nichols.

Mayor Nancy Berry says safety concerns should be addressed by the school district.

CScoun012413lickNB-1.mp3Comments from Nancy Berry.

Almost $4 million dollars will be left in the budget to build the more than four mile Lick Creek trail.

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Posted by on Jan 25 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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