Mission City Council again divided over Turkey Creek Trail grant funding

The trail is complete through Merriam, including this section near the Merriam Marketplace.
The trail is complete through Merriam, including this section near the Merriam Marketplace.

The potential extension of the Turkey Creek Trail through Mission again Wednesday divided the Mission City Council when it was found that a recent grant award to do preliminary design studies might have to be paid back if progress is not made toward construction in 10 years.

Mission Mayor Steve Schowengerdt weighed in on the trail Wednesday with comments critical of its location. “We got dealt a bad hand on where that trail is going to go. I don’t like it,” Schowengerdt said. “You can’t do everything. You have to pick and choose.”