TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Two out of the three proposals were approved for the $1.3 million Riley Spur project.
Tuesday evening the Vigo County Council approved a resolution to express interest in purchasing the property. Also an ordinance was approved, which will allow the purchase of the property. Funds have still not been approved by the council. Additionally the appropriation to purchase the lease has been tabled until the next meeting.
The Riley Spur Project could transform a six mile long abandoned rail line into a biking and walking trail.
Vigo County Council President Aaron Loudermilk said the council wants a full understanding on the project before they approve it.
“A lot of people are for it, but there’s also a lot of people who are against it. It’s a divided issue for sure,” Loudermilk stated. “I think there were several council members that wanted to get some more information, understand the most current information provided to us and make sure that we have a full understanding before we cast a vote.”
The next Vigo County Council meeting will take place on May 31 at the Annex building.