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Wakefield Township votes to leave Western Gateway Trail Authority


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Wakefield Township left the Western Gateway Trail Authority this week, feeling the trail, seen being constructed in a July file photo, only benefits Ironwood and Bessemer.

WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP - Wakefield Township Supervisor John Cox informed the Daily Globe the town board on Tuesday voted to leave the Western Gateway Trail Authority.

He said the move was made because the township does not include any part of the trail.

Cox said township officials brought up the fact there is no funding mechanism for trail maintenance and that is a sticking point made repeatedly.

Township officials feel there is no reason for them to pay for Ironwood and Bessemer's trail, when they do not have any part of it.

According to Cox, the township partners with Wakefield's Parks Depa...

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