Timing could influence trail vote

Great River Greenway (GRG) has given the city of Maplewood until April 30 to decide if it wants to be a part of its trail system in St. Louis. The election to fill the vacant Ward 1 seat is April 3.

After Maplewood told GRG it would proceed with the group’s plan for a trail along Greenwood Boulevard, with stipulations, and GRG said the city’s demands forced them to pull the plug on a $1.6 million federal grant — GRG gave Maplewood until April 30 to agree to the plan, for next year’s budget.

See Maplewood’s letter to GRG
See the GRG letter to Mayor Greenberg and the city council

If the council considers GRG’s proposal after the election — if it does at all — the new council member could swing the vote.

Running for the Ward 1 seat are: Owen Skoler, Kyle Oberle and Sandi Phillips.

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