What happened: The Carmel City Council voted unanimously to remove plans for an asphalt pedestrian trail by request from the Cherry Tree Grove Home Owners Association.
What it means: The commitment was mistakenly left off the secondary plat and was never constructed. Now it turns out the residents don’t want the path because it would come too close to their properties and doesn’t really connect to anything or go anywhere. City councilor Ron Carter said he understands that this path doesn’t make sense but that he would like to have seen residents work with the city to find a pedestrian path that works because he said walkability and alternative transportation is important for the city.
What’s next: A public hearing was held. No one spoke. The rules were suspended and there was an immediate vote to pass the changes. There is no commitment to build the path.