Harrison Council divided on trail improvement

Miami River Greenway will get gravel after split vote

Harrison council is a bit divided on the issue of paving the greenway along the 300 block of the Miami River Trail.

Staff wants to proceed with the plan to place gravel along the walkway, which is one of the rougher sections along the trail. Other sections of the trail have already been graveled, to allow safer passage on the trail for more users.

Councillor Sonja Reyerse opposed the project.

“It’s a beautiful natural trail that feels like your walking through the forest,” she said, shortly before voting against paving it. “I just feel like it’s better in its natural state. We went through this (discussion) last month and I’m a bit surprised it’s back at this table.”

Jackson was also in favour of leaving it the way it is, but eventually voted for the project to go ahead.

“When I go on trails, I know I’ll probably get my shoes dirty and my pants wet, and that doesn’t bother me,’ he said.

Councillors John Buckley and Zoltan Kiss also voted for the improvements.

“Currently as the trail stands now, it’s not suitable for all people and at the time gravel may be the only thing that will even it out,” Kiss said.

“I would like to see it finished,” Buckley added.

The neighbouring 200 block will remain in its present state, staff said.

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