Trustees, Niles officials plan to extend Great Ohio bike trail

MINERAL RIDGE -- Weathersfield Township trustees will work with Niles officials to extend the bike trail known as the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway from the Mahoning County line through the township and Niles in 2005.
Township administrator David Pugh told trustees at their meeting Tuesday that the township would have to pay for engineering and design of the bike trail in the township, a figure he projected should not exceed $20,000. The township is not expected to incur any construction costs on the project, Pugh said.
The trail will pick up where the Mahoning County portion of the trail ends, just north of Webb Road. Trustees didn't provide the exact route the trail will take through the township. Pugh said that the township won't have any expenses for the project until next year, and the bike trail won't be built in the township and Niles until 2005.
In other business, trustees:
UAnnounced their annual meeting with the township zoning commission and board of zoning appeals will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the township administration building.
UAccepted the retirement resignation of Myron George Sr. from the fire department. George joined the department in 1954 and has served as an officer on various state fire organizations. He will continue to be active in the township firemen's association, but is retiring as a firefighter.

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