About 100 people met on August 16th, 2018 in the St Luke Catholic Church to learn more about the feasibility study for a pathway along 75thstreet from Spring Mill to College Ave. and to discuss if the town council should further pursue design and construction of a pathway. The overall goal of the pathway is to provide a safe way for Town members to walk, jog or stroll along 75th Street. Walter Freihofer, president of the town council, presided. Willie Hall, the town engineer, presented slides that discussed the feasibility of building a path along 75th Street. The slides are a companion to the draft report on the feasibility of this project, prepared at the request of the Council. Both can be found under the newsletters and documents button, found on the front page of the website meridianhills.org
There was a great deal of civil discussion as the slides were presented, and afterwards. Many questions were raised by those attending concerning the rationale for this project, the costs involved, and the effect this project would have on the homeowners along 75thStreet. This was introductory and exploratory meeting; more meetings will be held in the future as more investigation and information come available. No decisions were made as to proceed, or to halt the project.
The plan going forward is for the Council, with citizens’ input, to evaluate the information so far, to form committees to more thoroughly investigate the various aspects of this project. Once all this work is completed, the Council will decide if it is in the best interests of the Town to proceed. There is not a hard deadline to this project, so there is time for careful consideration.
If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact me at Sherman@meridianhills.org