Trail Council gets financial infusion

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The construction of a pedestrian tunnel that would connect Wayside Park with Ottumwa Park got a financial infusion Tuesday.

During the Wapello County Board of Supervisors meeting, the board approved a recommendation to provide the project with 5-thousand dollars.  Previously, the Supervisors had agreed to provide the project with one thousand dollars.

Numerous entities have contributed funds for the project including 260-thousand dollars from the Ottumwa Legacy Foundation and 175-thousand dollars from the Wapello County trails Council.

In addition, the Trails Council is applying for a 350-thousand dollar CAT grant.