The Georgia Recreational Trails Program provides funding for trails focusing on connectivity and purpose. Valerie Gilreath director of the Bartow County Grant Writing Department and Wade Wilson of Wilson Engineering described at Tuesday's work session how the application will focus on the elements that are sought in a trail proposal.
The grant proposal for a trail near the Frank Moore Recreational Complex will highlight the scenic value of the trail as it follows the east bank of the Oothacolooga Creek connecting Twin Bridge Road and Highway 140. The trail will be constructed mostly of asphalt to avoid erosion during flooding along the two-thirds of a mile course.
Also approved at the Thursday meeting was the continued use of MSI Benefit Group as insurance broker of record as was recommended by a staff selection committee.
Lastly, approval was given to award a contract for street improvements and widening on King Street, Summer Street and MLK Drive to the low bidder, Butch Thompson Enterprises, in the amount of $819,589.75. The street improvement projects are funded by Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.