Hickory City Council heard Tuesday that a greenway council members had expressed interest in building in conjunction with a sewer-line replacement would be expensive, prolong the sewer project and is opposed by at least some property owners along the route.
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Public Works Director Chuck Hansen told the council that the Cripple Creek greenway would have to be constructed along steep terrain in spots and pass through some residents' back yards, requiring easements. He said the dozen property owners approached about the greenway expressed objection to it. The project would cost an estimated $2-3 million.
A city-appointed greenway task force recommended the greenway several years ago in its report, along more than 30 other similar projects citywide, though Hansen said the Cripple Creek greenway is not a top-priority project.
The council took no action on Hansen's report.