Members of Missoula City Council:
As a new homeowner in the Leonard’s Clark Fork Estates area, we are very pleased to see the city is moving forward with plans to annex land that will allow extension of the Milwaukee Trail with access to the Clark Fork River. The primary reason this area appealed to my wife and I, was the potential access to this area from Hamilton Way for walking our dogs. Our Realtor, Jennifer Taylor, did a great deal of research and ran into a lot of conflicting information regarding access; hopefully that will now be resolved.
I would certainly encourage the council to consider making part of the new trail an off-leash area for dog owners, as there are few within walking distance of this area today. The island just across the old Milwaukee bridge would be a perfect place to exercise dogs that would not interfere with other users.
Please add our names to your mailing list of citizens concerned about these plans.
Mike and Barb Grimes,