Commissioners learn of new grant program for trails

Ponca City Now - February 16, 2016 1:43 pm

Monday afternoon Ponca City’s Board of Commissioners learned of a new opportunity to apply for funding to complete another phase of the Master Trail Plan.

At last week’s board meeting, commissioners approved an application for a section of the trails project at Lake Ponca.

Since then, Grants Administrator Rhonda Skrapke said, funding has become available from the Safe Routes to School project with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. If the city is approved for a grant through this program, between $200,000 and $400,000 would be awarded for work on a segment of the trails plan from Redbud Park to Pecan on the north side of Hartford Avenue. The projected cost of that segment of the trails is $650,000.

Commissioners will consider and vote on the second grant application next Monday night at their regular meeting.

 

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