Prince Edward County Council is taking a leap of faith to see if a group of dedicated volunteers can help make the Millennium Trail something to be proud of.
Commissioner of Engineering, Development and Works Robert McAuley is hoping the establishment of an Ad-Hoc Committee will bring the project closer to fruition.
Pat Maloney, the Chair of the Prince Edward County Trails Committee is thrilled to see council back them on this.
With the money set aside for the project, plus monies raised, the volunteers are hoping to get the trail completed and brought up to a standard that will make it usable for walkers and cyclists alike.
McAuley told council he doubts the group will be able to get the entire trail completed but he believes if they can get more mileage for their money it is worth the risk.
While council was thrilled to see a new approach brought to the table to tackle this project there were a few concerns raised around what would be expected from the volunteers as well as the cost of trail maintenance.
Maloney told Quinte News this trail is a gem and they are very lucky to have it.
He said they have a strong network of people who will help to bring this trail into shape and cites their Trash Bash earlier this year.
Maloney says the group is also ready to put shovels in the ground tomorrow on the project.
Members of the Ad-Hoc Committee will include Barry Davidson, Amy Bodman, Vincent de Tourdonnet and Maloney.
The establishment of the Ad-Hoc Committee will appear in front of council for final approval later this month.