Discussion was both intense and positive Tuesday night as Mansfield City Council discussed moving ahead with a $500,000 commitment of American Rescue Plan Funds to the proposed extension of access to the Richland B&O Trail from Trimble Road during a Finance Committee meeting.
Conversation began with a series of reflections on the discussion at the last meeting of City Council, after which the body unanimously voted down the same measure based largely on budgetary concerns. Many members shared that additional information which has been made available since that time have provided additional reasons to support the project.
As Council member Aurelio Diaz shared, time has revealed that the community was disappointed in Council’s initial take on the project. Council member Stephanie Zader noted that the additional details have revealed that the extension will be a beneficial one and would be consistent with good stewardship of ARPA monies which will fuel the City’s involvement.More…
The Richland County Park District is in the mood to celebrate.
It was 25 years ago on October 7 that the Richland B&O Trail began its existence and welcomed its first bikers, walkers, and joggers. To celebrate, the District is inviting you to do three things according to a recent social media post.
From 1812Blockhouse’s Kristina Krueger:
Snow was in the Sunday evening forecast, so in the afternoon I headed to the B & O Trail to get in some exercise before the flakes came.
The trail is beautiful no matter what time of year. Without all the color of the other 3 seasons, winter offers its bright white and glinty, silvery ice. I want to call it a “winter wonderland,” but that name belongs to Christmas, a holiday that is now long past. More…
The Richland County Park District, along with the Slow Roll Mansfield and Slow Roll South (Lexington) cycling groups, are hosting two rides on the Richland B&O Trail on April 13 as a part of the @railstotrails 2019 Opening Day celebration. More…