This is a brief summary from tonight's meeting.
The Boone County Board tonight stated it is seeking comments and facts from Boone County residents in regards to the Great Lakes Basin Railroad (GBLR). If you spoke at the Surface Transportation Board meeting on April 19 and have something in writing please submit it to the county board. Any and all information regarding the GLBR should be submitted as soon as possible to Boone County Board members.
The Boone County Board is planning a retreat in May where all the information collected will be discussed. The goal of the retreat will be to draft a letter of concerns and submit to the Surface Transportation Board. Discussion tonight did not include whether the board would issue a statement in favor or against GLBR or if the letter will be that of only Boone County concerns.
Additional information will be published as soon as The Rhubarb has confirmation on dates and times. Again, the public is encouraged to attend the public meetings or to call their county board members.
This is a developing story. Please stay tuned for further updates of meeting dates and times.
The link below is to Boone County and provides committee information as well as Boone County Board member contact information. If you have any questions, please contact the Boone County Administration Office at 815-547-4770.