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County Agrees to Widen Rails to Trails Path

IMGP0288GREENVILLE, Ky. (6/13/14) ― Rails to Trails was a important topic on the Fiscal Court's agenda Thursday as the Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court met Thursday for its bi-monthly meeting.  

Currently, the county has $213,000 available for the Rails to Trails project.  The initial phase will  add two feet to each side of the trail to make the trail a total of 10 foot wide.  However, there are plans to work on the original six foot section of trail in the near future.  

Muhlenberg County Judge-Executive Rick Newman suggested that the project contractor be given the “go ahead” to widen and overlay the entire trail rather than working on the trail in sections.  

It would make the trail smoother and the construction/maintenance would be over more quickly, he said.  

Widening the entire trail would cost an extra $69,000 in construction costs but Muhlenberg County Parks and Recreation could pick up $30,000 of the additional costs.  After due consideration the Court voted to widen and overlay the entire trail.

In other business, the court approved the re-appointment of Robert Woodburn to the Muhlenberg County Water District No.3 Board.  The court also wished Woodburn a speedy recovery from a recent injury.

The court discussed a deed of conveyance for the piece of property on U.S. 62 near the Ideal gas station in Greenville.  The property was obtained as part of the Rails to Trails purchase and  includes a short piece of right away about 70 foot wide in what was known as the Beech Creek Spur.  John Stovall is interested in obtaining the property as it adjoins his current property.  The piece of property was appraised at the value of $1,350.  The board voted to sell the property to Stovall at that price.

Electrical inspectors, which was in old business from last month’s fiscal court meeting, was next on the agenda.  Newman said he found that the county could still remain closed if they had advertised and could not recruit local electrical inspectors.  The court can advertise, any applicant can then present their credentials and be hired by the county.  The number needed was then discussed as some inspectors could inspect both residential and industrial while others could only inspect one type of property.  The court decided to take applications and stop taking applications when the county's needs are met.

The court approved a resolution for the annual Muhlenberg County Ambulance Service Grant.  The grant amount was not specified but Newman said the grant would be between $10,000 and $15,000.

Bids for bridges on Belcher and Hunt roads were opened. One of the bids did not meet specifications and the matter was tabled to the next meeting after the bids are clarified. The court did grant E&H Bridge Building the contract for supplying construction materials to the Belcher site as they were already supplying the materials to the Hunt site.  

Charles Riley
SurfKY News Reporter

Photo Courtesy of Kentucky Rails to Trails Council

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