Open house series on rec access in Ponderay

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

The city of Ponderay is fronting a ballot measure Nov. 5 asking voters whether they approve of a five-year, 1% local option tax to help pay for two major, long-awaited projects: construction of a railroad underpass to provide access to the Lake Pend Oreille shoreline and Pend Oreille Bay Trail, and the 50-acre Field of Dreams sports and recreation center west of McGhee Road.

Offering more details on the projects, Friends of the Pend Oreille Bay Trail is hosting a series of open houses with Ponderay Mayor Steve Geiger, whose reelection is also on the Nov. 5 ballot, and Ponderay City Planner Erik Brubaker on hand to answer questions.

Co-sponsored by the city of Ponderay and local businesses, the open houses will take place Thursday, Oct. 10 from 5-7 p.m. at the Ponderay City Hall, 288 Fourth Ave.; Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 5-7 p.m. at Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar on U.S. Highway 95; and Thursday, Oct. 24 from 5-7 p.m. at the Ponderay Event Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way. 

All events are open to the public.

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