STA to Apply for Grant
(posted Apr 10)
The Speedway Trails Association will spend $3,500 to use a consultant to
apply for grant money to develop trails in the Speedway area. The first
area of focus for trail development is the abandoned Conrail corridor along Crawfordsville Road.
STA President Beverly Alexander said they still need to raise $35,000 in
matching funds, including in-kind donations, to obtain the $150,000 Indiana
Department of Natural Resources' Recreational Trail Program Grant. The
application is due by May 1st.
Alexander said the corridor's owner, Jerry Bratton, is writing a letter
of intent to give easement rights for the trail. The easement rights will
be included in the $35,000 match.
The board agreed to remove the word "oval" from the trail's name
after the preliminary map and brochure were printed.
Alex Janeczek, an inspector with American Structurepoint, volunteered to
organize the second annual Diamond in The Rough - Starting to Shine walk
/ run / ride event. Janeczek said Westview Hospital agreed to be the only
healthcare sponsor for the non-competitive event. The event has been moved
from the spring to the fall. Janeczek is hoping to have 500 people participate.
Although Janeczek is not a resident of Speedway, he said he has taken an
interest in the town due to his current assignment of inspecting the park
improvements project. American Structurepoint developed the master plan
for Meadowood and Leonard Parks.
Another trail fund raiser for the B & O Trail development in Hendricks
County is scheduled for June 6 at Williams Park, 940 Locust Lane, in Brownsburg.