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Plan for trail races through council
Zephyrhills may start work on the 29-miletrail this year.
By Ebony Windom, Times Correspondent
Published February 26, 2008
ZEPHYRHILLS - Residents of Zephyrhills may soon be able to lace up their sneakers and hit the trails if everything goes as planned.
A master plan for a proposed multipurpose trail was approved unanimously at Monday's City Council meeting.
Segments of the 29-mile trail could be under construction before the year's end, according to Todd Vande Berg, the city's director of development.
Developers want to offer bikers, joggers and skaters various amenities and connect the Zephyrhills trail to neighboring Fort King and Withlacoochee state trails.
A city memo reads, "one of the city's goals is to improve pedestrian mobility throughout the community."
The city plans to seek state, federal and private funding for the trail.
No completion date for the trail has been announced.
In other council business, two rezoning petitions for separate development projects were approved unanimously by the council.
Also, the council unanimously approved a proposal to waive the carnival owner's deposit and daily fees associated with Main Street Zephyrhills' Founder's Day celebration, which is scheduled to start March 7.