The Blackford County Economic Development Corporation, in collaboration with Blackford County, the City of Hartford City, and the City of Montpelier have embarked on a county-wide trail Master Plan.
The plan will address local and regional opportunities for expanding existing trails and identify future multi-modal connectivity opportunities. This effort is an expansion of the concept work that was done as part of the ECI Advancement plan completed in 2018, and will address more-detailed recommendations for trail alignments, trail types, short and long term cost implications for design, engineering, construction, maintenance and operations in anticipation of seeking funds for implementation.
The process has reached the Public Input phase, which they believe is the most important part. They are asking that all interested individuals come out to voice their opinions. This Public Input meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 27 at 6:00 p.m. located at the Blackford County 4-H Building, 310 E Park Avenue in Hartford City. If you would like to learn more about what’s going on or voice your opinion, please consider attending the public meeting.