The Prairie Village Post reports that the Mission City Council is once again balking at accepting federal funds for Johnson County’s final piece of the 10 mile Turkey Creek Trail, part of the regional MetroGreen system connecting Merriam, Overland Park, Mission, KCK, and Downtown KCMO. Construction began in Merriam in 1992, and 23 years later the last piece of trail has yet to be built in of Mission. The Mission segment is within half a mile of 3,000 residents.
The city recently secured a $70,000 federal grant for design and engineering plans, but the City Council is hesitating to allocate the local matching funds needed to advance the project. They aren’t sure the project is a priority for the city. The current hesitation comes a eighteen months after the City Council returned nearly $1 million in federal funds to build the trail and six months after they applied for this latest grant.
Please help us let the Council know that the trail is a priority for residents and visitors!
The Mission City Council is due to vote on the trail project this Wednesday, February 18th. If you can attend the meeting, please testify in support of the trail. If you can’t attend, use the form below to email the Mayor and your Councilmember.
Wednesday, February 18th at 7:00 p.m.
Mission City Council
City Hall, 6090 Woodson, Mission KS