Recently, members of Build Our Trail gathered to discuss laying the groundwork for turning their group into a non-profit organization.
Build Our Trail is focused on converting a portion of the former SEPTA Newtown Rail Line in to a multi-use trail.
Last month, representatives of the group appeared before the Northampton Township Board of Supervisors, seeking the support of the board in their endeavor. However, after hearing from a few member of the community who were opposed to the idea, the board decided to table the discussion for a later date.
"They didn't say no, as much as they said we'll talk about it later," said Tom Hibbs, as he led the meeting.
Hibbs said the group was committed as ever to advancing its mission, and the first step in this was to gain non-profit status.
"This is something that we have been thinking about since day one," Hibbs said. "We've just been waiting for the right opportunity."
The group has recently published this survey, asking members of the community at large for their thoughts on the project. Click the link to share your viewpoint until December 31.
If you are interested in attending a meeting, email BuildOurTrail@gmail.com