The city of Pana is saving for bike trail repairs and restarting a recycling program. The Pana City Council approved a motion to withhold $25,000 from an old bike trail fund for tressel work on the Lincoln Prairie Bike Trail at Monday night’s city council meeting. The recycling program, a partnership between the city of Pana and Pana Township, restarted again this week.
Pana mayor Don Kroski says that withholding the money gives the city a jumpstart for when it will be needed for the bike trail repairs.
With the recycling program, Kroski says the county used to run the program, but it was cut because of the cost to run the program. So the city and the township formed a partnership to bring it back.
Other action items at Monday night’s meeting included the hiring of a part-time zoning and code officer at the Pana Ordinance Office, and the approval of a contract with Benton and Associates for spillway and water operations at Pana Lake.