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Morrow expanding pathway to nature preserve

A sign greets people to the Morrow pedestrian path system at the old Kilby house property on Reynolds Road. City leaders are preparing to extend the path from the property to southeast corner of the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve.

A sign greets people to the Morrow pedestrian path system at the old Kilby house property on Reynolds Road. City leaders are preparing to extend the path from the property to southeast corner of the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve.

— The Morrow City Council hired a Fairburn company Tuesday to continue what it started on the city’s pedestrian path system.

Council members voted 3-0 to hire Georgia Development Partners for $156,547 to extend the path system about 200 feet northward on Reynolds Road. Councilman Virlyn Slaton did not attend the meeting.

City Manager Jeff Eady said Georgia Development Partners won the contract in part because it was the lower of two bidders for the project. The other bid, from Norcross-based Pond and Company, was for $189,900.

Georgia Development Partners also built the first two phases of the path system.

Eady said the pathway extension would begin at the edge of the old Kilby house property, 5917 Reynolds Road. It will end at the southeast corner of the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve, where walkers would be able to pick up the preserve’s trails at its big pond.

The project will be paid for with community development block grant funds, said Eady.