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BNSF Railway is asking the city of Atwater to submit an application and $600 fee for a permit to allow a sidewalk that has crossed the railroad tracks for more than 50 years. (Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange)

BNSF: Permit needed for sidewalk that's been there 50 years

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ATWATER -- A well-used sidewalk that has crossed the railroad tracks in Atwater for more than 50 years could be ripped up unless the city applies for a permit from Burlington Northern Santa Fe.


A motion offered Wednesday during the Atwater City Council meeting to apply for the permit died for a lack of a second.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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