The recreation trail from Denver to Readlyn will become a reality in 2010. The successful bid was awarded to Heartland Asphalt out of Mason City. It came in at approximately $110,000 under budget. Construction must be completed by the fall of 2010. A special thank you goes out to all that have put their time and money toward this project. It would be nice to have this project so it could be used this summer.
Bremer County was awarded a grant in the
amount of $939,436, for the continued development of the Rolling Prairie
Trail. Specifically, the grant will provide
70% of the cost towards the trail construction of the trail from highway 63
into Readlyn. There was a Bremer County Board
of Supervisors meeting at which the three Supervisors – Gaylord Hinderaker,
Steve Reuter, and Ken Kammeyer – decided to
fund an addition $25,000 towards the construction of the Trail extension.
Bremer County has already pledged $25,000 in
addition to purchasing the land and pledging to do most of the engineering
work. The Vision Iowa negotiation committee
handling Bremer County’s CAT Grant application expressed the need to get
the recipient communities to invest in their
projects as much as possible. Therefore, Vision Iowa has agreed to award
a CAT Grant of $250,000. This will leave another
$25,000 to raise privately to reach the project total of $1.4 million.
With “Grant money” totaling about $1.2 million the
Vision Iowa negotiating committee suggested that a $50,000 Bremer
County investment plus land and engineering (valued at
about $140,000) combined with the private donations of $125,000
was a most equitable arrangement.
With your help the work
has began with the engineering already this fall.
spring of 2008 the work should begin for the long awaited GRUMP
Donations can be made at the Readlyn Savings Bank.
If you have made a pledge, no time like the present to send it in.
Here is a link to a form to fill out and send in your
tax deductible donations or pledges.
Here is a link to a form to fill out and send in your tax deductible donations or pledges.
A receipt will be returned to you.
Here is a link to see our friends that have placed donations or pledges.
Friends of the Trail