To clear the air about the bike path

I cannot stand by any longer and let false rumors float through the county. There is no way I would ever vote for a $5 million dollar bike path. What we voted for is a resolution to allow RappTrails to apply for a grant for a transportation alternative path.

The grant money has already been collected by the federal government and passed on to VDOT. This covers 80 percent of the total $1 million cost of the 1.2 mile path that would connect the two schools. The other 20 percent has been pledged by private citizens.

In the event the grant is approved I would not vote to accept the grant without assurance that the funds were fully committed and available to the county. We would have until June to do so. There would also need to be money set aside for maintenance so the Rappahannock County taxpayer is completely protected. You will not find a better protector of your tax dollars than I have been over the past eight years.

Chris Parrish
Stonewall-Hawthorne Supervisor

Editor’s note: Incumbent Chris Parrish is seeking his third term on the county’s board of supervisors, with Election Day this Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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4 Comments

  1. Here’s a last name. Hope that helps you get your depends underwear out of a wad. If you can get someone to drive you to a few events with parents and kids, you might find a few more folks that support the trail.

  2. Nope, I talk to a lot of folks around here of different ages and walks of life.
    And, unlike you, I am not afraid to sign my actual name on my posts.

    Ben Jones

  3. But Chris,

    This is what you voted for:
    “Be It Further Resolved, that Rappahannock County hereby commits to provide a minimum 20 percent matching contribution for this project and any additional funds necessary to complete the project.”
    Seems to me that like Lucy, “you got some ‘splainin’ to do…”
    The other problem is that it is hard to find folks around the County who think this “bike
    trail” is a good idea. I’m sure it has support, but not much, it seems.

    Ben J.

    • “The other problem is that it is hard to find folks around the County who think this bike trail is a good idea. I’m sure it has support, but not much, it seems.”

      How did you reach this conclusion? Did you actually canvas parents at the schools and sports league fields or are you just echoing what you heard from a bunch of your grouchy 70 and 80 year old friends?

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