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The agency is hoping to secure a $400,000 donation from the Dixon City Council.
Blackhawk Hills Regional Council in Rock Falls awarded a grant for $233,000
The Blackhawk Hills Regional Council in Rock Falls was awarded a grant for $233,000 to be used to plan further development of the portion of the Great River Trail that runs from Savanna south to the border with Whiteside County.
The company has a lease agreement in place with the Dixon Park District for 24 acres of land in the Meadows near the dog park that’s currently leased for farming.
Lee County’s contribution would be about $1.7 million for more than $11 million in improvements.
The decision hinged on one vote for the second month in a row.
There were recent concerns about a proposed $400,000 donation that was not discussed in public session.
“If we don’t do something with the golf course this year, there probably won’t be a golf course in Dixon ever again,” Kreider Executive Director Jeff Stauter said.
The project would take up about 24 acres in Meadows Park in Dixon.
Trajectory Energy Partners has a lease agreement in place with the Dixon Park District for 24 acres of land located near the dog park that’s currently leased for farming.
It would be surrounded by a chain-link fence at least 7 feet tall, and panels are covered in an anti-reflective coating to offset glare.
Some of the districts rely on volunteers and have very low manpower, board member Lirim Mimini said.
Part of the county’s focus with the ARPA funds has been to benefit businesses and organizations negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The board approved a 90-day extension last week that will expire Nov. 30.
The board began talks about allowing UTVs on county roads about six years ago after being approached by the Blackhawk Trail Riders Club looking to create a connected regional trail.