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The Honorable Mayor of Clive, IA <br />Mr. Scott Cirksena <br />Distinguished members of the Clive City Council <br />1900 NW 114th Street <br />Clive, IA 50325 <br />Re: Open letter to the mayor and city council of Clive, Iowa <br />Christoph "Chris" Wolf <br />3943 41St street <br />Des Moines, IA 50310 <br />515-681-4708 <br />October 2nd, 2017 <br />Copy attn: iHeart Radio, WHO -TV, KCCI, WOI-TV, Des Moines Register <br />Dear mayor Cirksena, <br />Dear members of the Clive City Council, <br />When 1 called the Clive Community Development hotline today to learn more about the project to <br />address the problem of invasive plants overgrowing the Greenbelt Trail by goats and sheep, I acquired <br />further details on its bigger picture as well. <br />Among others the very knowledgeable gentleman provided me with information on the prospective <br />shape and path of the new trail. However, as a citizen who has walked this trail for up to 300 days per <br />year for almost 10 years now, I was very much concerned when I heard that the trail will lose its scenic <br />winding character in favor of a straight shape. I was told that this was due to the fact that the city feels it <br />has to "cater of cyclists" and that the many curves slow them down too much for their purpose of riding <br />their bikes at a higher speed. Also he explained that for this purpose the trail will be widened and many <br />trees of the wildlife habitat have to be logged. <br />October 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM <br />