Woodstock to mull trail signage, mile markers
by Megan Thornton
mthornton@cherokeetribune.com
April 14, 2013 12:00 AM | 1630 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Woodstock City Council will consider purchasing signage for two new trails slated to open later this year at its meeting Monday night.

The council meets at 7 p.m. in the Chambers at City Center.

Just in time for warmer months, the Downtown Spur and Noonday Creek Trails will have signage and other fixtures like mile markers to match existing markings on other trails throughout the proposed 60-mile Greenprints Trail System set to connect the entire city.

The budget request is for $56,054 but is to be reimbursed by Cherokee County.

The Downtown Spur, which runs from Main Street parallel to Oak Street down to Noonday Creek, consists of 0.75 miles of multi-use trail. The Noonday Creek trail runs parallel to the creek for about 0.9 miles across Dupree Road to Highway 92.

David Potts, chairman of the Greenprints Alliance Board of Directors, said he hopes to complete those trails within the next six months.

Both trails are funded through the 2008 Cherokee County parks bond. Potts said the first segment of the Noonday Creek trail and the Downtown Spur will cost approximately $1 million.

Also at the meeting, the council will:

• Recognize Georgia Cities Week and National Library Week (April 15 to 19);

• Consider creating a worker’s compensation self-insurance fund following a presentation from Roxanne Wells from Argus Benefits;

• Consider first reading of an ordinance allowing charitable solicitations from a public right-of-way;

• Hear updates on Woodstock Village and the wastewater treatment plant project;

• Consider a variance application from McDonalds, which is slated to be located in one of the outparcels of the Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta to increase the number and size of allowed menu boards;

• Consider road closures for July 4th FreedomFest and Christmas Jubilee;

• Consider paying off the 2008 purchase of five stormwater trucks early to realize savings on the interest;

• Consider an agreement with JDN Realty/Developers Diversified Realty for use of parking lots for this year’s parades and fireworks viewing area;

• Consider amending the budget to reflect $41,500 in special events revenue from last year’s concert series; and

• Consider a $40,000 grant rewarded to the city to allow for a Chevrolet Tahoe for the Police K-9 Unit.

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