ONEONTA – Tomorrow, SUNY Oneonta students will team up with Otsego County forester Joe Sweeney and the Susquehanna Greenway to build a new nature trail on 50 acres on a ridgeline above Wilber Park.
As part of the college’s annual Into the Streets service day, 30 student athletes and other volunteers will spend the day building a trail in the Van Cleft Bird & Wildlife Sanctuary managed by the county Soil and Water district.
ONEONTA – For now, at least, plans to expand the Susquehanna Greenway are dead.
“The city would have to come up with $40,000 just to do a redesign,” said Council member Melissa Nicosia, Second Ward, who brought the resolution to suspend the project from the Community Development Committee. “We would have to start the work by September and finish in January. It’s just not in the best interest of the city.”
The resolution, which passed unanimously at tonight’s Common Council meeting, suspended the proposed plan to expand the Greenway in both directions for improved access and trails from South Main Street. “We’ve had flooding since we originally designed the project,” said Nicosia. “The plans we had no longer work. And with the timeline, it’s just not feasible.”