Funding available for trails


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Pictured is the Galena Bike Trail, which opened in October 2016 and was funded in part by Delaware County.


Courtesy photo | Delaware County Trail Committee

The Delaware County Trail Committee is launching the Trail Assistance Program for 2019 and invites Delaware County communities and organizations to apply for funding.

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners will be budgeting $100,000 in grant money to assist in the construction of trails within the county. The Delaware County Trail Committee will accept grant applications through Jan. 31, 2019. An application form can be downloaded from this URL:

https://regionalplanning.co.delaware.oh.us/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2018/11/2019-MUT-Assistance-App.pdf.

The Delaware County Trail Committee (DCTC), created in August 2016 by an act of the Delaware County Board of Commissioners, includes county residents and representatives from the Delaware County Economic Development department, Delaware County Regional Planning Commission, Delaware County Engineer’s Office, Delaware General Health District, Delaware County Preservation Parks and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners approved the Delaware County Trail System Master Plan in November of 2017. It includes a conceptual plan with area maps of existing and needed trails, as well as potential funding options and resources for those building trails. DCTC held meetings with officials from Delaware County city, village and township jurisdictions and held a public open house during the process of creating this plan.

For more information on the Delaware County Trail Assistance Program, please contact Jenna Goehring, Delaware County economic development coordinator, at jgoehring@co.delaware.oh.us or by calling 740-833-2107.

The master plan and maps can be viewed under Delaware County Trail Committee Plan by using the following link:

https://regionalplanning.co.delaware.oh.us/current_events/contract_status/.

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Pictured is the Galena Bike Trail, which opened in October 2016 and was funded in part by Delaware County.
https://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2018/11/web1_Trail.jpgPictured is the Galena Bike Trail, which opened in October 2016 and was funded in part by Delaware County. Courtesy photo | Delaware County Trail Committee

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