The Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce and a local bike club will foot the $19,000 bill for an extension of the Glacial River Trail, helping to fill a missing link for the path on an abandoned rail bed in Jefferson County.
According to the Daily Union, a chamber committee voted to contribute $5,000 for the work, adding to the $14,000 contributed by the bike club organized by the 2 Rivers Bicycle and Outdoor Shop.
Construction would include the subpavement for the area of trail from the parking lot at the corner of County Highway K and North High Street by the Kmart Plaza up to Rita Lane. Don Hausz of Hausz Brothers Inc. quoted $19,000 for the construction.
"Basically, our board has said we shouldn't be sitting on funds from the room tax; we should spend it when the opportunities arise, and I can't think of a better place for it, frankly," said Dianne Hrobsky, executive vice president of the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce, said. "It's like the frosting on the cake ... a chocolate cake."