The Price City Council meeting on Wednesday evening was kicked off with more news about the up and coming bike trail that has been in the works for some time. Council member Terry Willis informed Mayor Joe Piccolo, the listening audience and the rest of the council members of the updated changes, as well as spoke briefly on improving the pavilion at the bike park.
Willis stated that she had spoken with the Lions Club about the pavilion. The club agreed with Willis that the pavilion, previously built by the club, needed improvements. They were on board and would like to see the plans for the area as they are solidified for the grant, which will hopefully come from the State Parks Grants and is a 50% match.
Willis then informed all that the bike trail will have its grand opening on the May 6 on Wood Hill. She invited the other council members to come and be a part of the special event. It will begin at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting with bike ride to begin promptly after. Willis stated that they are encouraging people to do hiking on the trail as well after the bikes take off.
Council member Kathy Hanna-Smith then reported that Lin’s Fresh Market is working to install a Mountain America Credit Union in its store. When asked whether that meant the branch that is currently on Main Street will be closing, Hanna-Smith stated that she was unsure. She then stated that she believes that the credit union and the previous addition of Starbucks in the market are good reasons for visitors to get off of the highway and into the community.
It was then reported that Carbon County Recreation will be moving from the administration building located on 100 North in Price and will relocate to the events center building at the fairgrounds. In its place, the DMV will be moving into the administration building.