Ontario revives riverside greenbelt idea

ONTARIO – A plan by the city of Ontario to create a greenbelt along the Snake River now has new life, according to city officials.

The plan calls for a three-mile greenbelt that begins near the city’s water treatment plant and runs north along the river to the Oregon State Recreation Site.

The greenbelt – dubbed the Tator Tot Trail – will consist of an asphalt surface, benches, street lights and trees for pedestrians and bicycles.

“This is a big project,” said Adam Brown, Ontario city manager.

The greenbelt plan has been on the long-term city planning board for years, but recently Mayor Riley Hill said he decided to see if it was still a relevant idea. So, Brown said city leaders dusted off old plans for the project and “started working on this more than a year ago . . .