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Trail committee eyeing first leg of project

Members ask for council's aid with stretch from Neebel Park to Vine Ave.

Hartley's recreation trail committee has made marked progress in the past year, but members are hoping the city's help could allow the group to make bigger strides in the future.

Committee members on Monday gave an annual update on efforts to build a recreation trail around town. If constructed, the path would encompass Hartley starting at Neebel Park for a total distance of approximately four miles at an estimated cost of $400,000 per mile.

Committee member Dave Vander Broek said the group would like to install the first stretch of trail extending from Neebel Park westward to Vine Avenue at a...