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Ideas for walk,
bike trail explored

A potential walk and bike trail for Marion is being discussed by an advisory group that has come up with six potential projects for it, city administrator Roger Holter told city council members Monday.

The advisory group will have more meetings in upcoming weeks and their ideas will be reviewed.

Retiring economic development chief Randy Collett offered council members some final thoughts.

“Are we prepared to grow?” Collett asked. “I’m not sure I know the answer to that question.”

Collett said wealth is shifting to people in their 40s.

“With population migration, much of this wealth is going out of the state and it’s not coming back,” he said.

He said his opinion is that the city should support a hotel to accommodate visitors to Father Kapaun, and the city needs to support entrepreneurs.

Last modified Oct. 21, 2021