By Tia Lynn Ivey
The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) received praised this week for its initiatives to preserve and enhance prime parcels of greenspace throughout the county.
David Land, chairman of the Greenspace Commission, presented an award to the Morgan County Board of Commissioners at the first regular meeting of 2017 last Tuesday. Land praised the BOC for their efforts in improving environmental benefits in the county. Land praised the BOC specifically for the land that was jointly purchased by the BOC and the Morgan County Board of Education near the 441 Bypass that is designated to become recreational fields and parks.
“That is exceptionally important for the future our county, especially for our schools and our recreation as a community,” said Land. “It also protects our entry way into the City of Madison.”
Land praised the BOC for putting up the money to ensure the land would be used in a environmentally responsible way.
“It was quite expensive and there was some controversy about it, but it took a lot of courage for you to do that,” said Land as he presented an award sign to honor the BOC for their environmental contributions to the county.
Land also praised the BOC for the taking on the trail project behind Heritage Park.
“The county took the steps to do the trail on the backside of Heritage Park. It is widely used and that’s an important thing,” said Land.
“Thank you very much for what you have done for the future of our children as far as our environment is concerned,” said Land.