Sabetha City Commission: Walking Trail discussion tabled; to accept grant or not

Safety was the major concern among all community members present at the Sabetha City Commission meeting Monday night, Oct. 9. Many were present to express their opinions on a walking trail proposed to create a safer path of travel along Sixth Street, one of the busiest streets in Sabetha. Though some individuals present were against the trail for various reasons, they were not in disagreement with those in favor of the trail that streets and sidewalks needed to be safer throughout the city.

Sabetha’s proposed walking trail was one of 34 projects awarded grant money as part of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s “Transportation Alternatives Projects.” The grant requires the city pick up a portion of the tab for the project — $271,200.

Commissioners listened to patrons on both sides of the trail at Monday’s meeting. The discussion did not result in a decision to accept the grant and proceed with the walking trail project, but instead was tabled for two weeks.

(Read more: Sabetha Herald)