Things are moving full steam ahead for our community trail. This week, Dash Hegeman said HoliMont will make a $5,000 donation to the trail project, and Ollie and Marci Hazard presented trail committee member Ken Hinman with a $500 donation from the Ken Brown 700 Club — bringing the total raised to almost $17,000.

Attorney and committee member Kathleen Moriarty has filed the application for NYS non-profit status, which requires a governing board. The committee decided to move forward with nominations. Board members will be determined and announced by April 15.

After discussing and considering a preliminary master plan, easement agreements and other details, committee member Jack Kramer made a motion to begin the process, seconded by Hinman, with trail planner Rick Manning if Manning would be willing to work on the master plan in stages as funding becomes available.

The committee also discussed fundraising including T-shirts and caps sold locally, possibly with the help of merchants, on Facebook and during summer festivals and events.

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