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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Columbia County residents speak against proposed trail before Monday night presentation


April 29, 2021

Beka Compton

A group gathered in front of the Port of Columbia building on Monday to show concern about their voices not being heard during planning process.

DAYTON-The Port of Columbia hosted a more than two-hour-long presentation on April 26, hearing from trail designers, various trail advocates, and agriculture representatives.

Before the meeting, a group of nearly 20 community members gathered in front of the Port's driveway, holding signs that signaled they were against the trail. The group assembled in part due to the feeling that the meeting would not let them speak or be heard. Though outside, the group did connect to the meeting through zoom.

Many of the members expressed concerns that the trail would attract vagrants, open up an avenu...

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