Walking trail in sight for Greensboro

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 9, 2005

GREENSBORO – In the words of councilwoman Janice Jemison, last night’s city council meeting was “short and sweet.”

After paying more than $25,500 to utility companies and service providers, the council received news the walking trail in the UNA Martin Leisure Park is back on track.

Progress on the project came to a temporary halt about a month ago when construction bids came in and were all over the $100,000 budget.

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At the Oct. 11 meeting, the council voted to attempt negotiations with Premiere Construction to get the price under the set budget.

Last night, council members received word their talks were successful.

According to city attorney Vangeline Rose, an exact price has yet to be set, but it will fit the budget.

“They just have to figure out whether the city is going to buy the lights and light posts and let Premiere install them, or just let Premiere do everything,” she said.

After a silent moment due to the lack of public comments, the meeting was adjourned.

The next Greensboro City Council meeting is Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Greensboro City Hall.