Good thing we have all this surplus tax money sitting around so we can pave some dog walking trails. Cut spending, cut taxes.
Taxes are quite low in RTMSD as a whole. The municipal taxes in Middletown appear to be low as well. Delaware County's county taxes are also minimal. So a major public works project like this trail both improves quality of life and home values in the area. The only thing I find to be "surplus" is curmudgeon-based complaints about a nice project.