Tiny parcel needed for an easement to Highway 20 Winthrop’s years-long effort to complete the Susie Stephens recreation trail literally took a few more steps forward last week when the Town Council agreed to use its eminent domain powers to acquire a minuscule piece of property. Although clearly reluctant to start a condemnation procedure, the […]
Susie Stephens Trail
The Winthrop Town Council has approved a six-year plan for the town’s parks and recreation facilities, in time to qualify for state Recreation Conservation Office (RCO) grants to support specific projects. RCO grants have been instrumental in such projects as the Winthrop Rink and the Susie Stephens Trail.
The Winthrop Town Council is intent on finishing some things even as it looks forward to starting some new things.
At a workshop last week, council members said they would like to see more progress on some of the town’s biggest projects, such as the Susie Stephens Trail and the Riverwalk.
Construction is expected to begin in September on recreational trails in both Twisp and Winthrop, with the goal of completing the trail segments this fall. The towns have awarded separate contracts for the trail segments to a local company, Lloyd Logging Inc., the only bidder for each job.
Compromise and calls for improved communication dominated last week’s Winthrop Town Council meeting, as council members decided against installing flashing crosswalk signs across White Avenue.
The crossing is part of the Susie Stevens Trail. Earlier, the council …
The Winthrop Town Council will revisit its approval of flashing pedestrian crosswalk signs on White Avenue after residents protested the decision at last week’s council meeting.
At its June 7 meeting, the council supported a flashing signal at the crossing just south of the White Avenue intersection with Highway 20. After…
Two portions of what is eventually intended to be an extensive system of linked recreational trails through Winthrop are making progress, town residents and business owners learned at a Monday meeting (July 27) in the Winthrop Barn.
The meeting was hosted by the town to provide details about the projects and let people ask questions.