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Recreational trail plans involve both city, county

web, 6-21, family on recreational trailA community recreation trails proposal is in the planning stages for the City of Albion and Boone County.
The idea for a recreation trail network in the south part of Albion and on county fairgrounds property originated with the Boone County Area Foundation Fund Board, which would assist in fund raising for the project.
Preliminary meetings were held earlier this spring, with the goal of forming a steering committee. This committee met on June 8 to discuss a potential application to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Recreational Trails Program.
This program provides an 80 percent match, up to $250,000 each, for approved trail projects in the state. These grants are available only to political subdivisions, so the proposal was presented to the Albion City Council, Boone County Commissioners and Boone County Agricultural Society in June.
Two Trail Projects
As proposed, Phase I of the project would be divided into two separate trail projects, both of which would be about one mile long.
The city’s portion would include a trail around the perimeter of Fuller Park and extending south into Andersen Subdivision on the newly paved Eighth Street, then west to connect with a proposed trail on county land south of the fairgrounds.
The county’s portion of the trial would start at the southeast corner of the newly purchased county property, run west to parallel Fairgrounds Road, then north to the fairgrounds and east through the fairgrounds to connect with the city rail on South Street.