SYRACUSE -- City leaders have resolved a dispute over landscaping on a trail near the Trailside Park cluster subdivision on the city's south side.
The dispute, which dates back to 2006, centered on whether a developer or the city had the responsibility to install landscaping improvements along the trail component of the Michael Moyes Trailside Park adjacent to Trailside Park.
City officials felt the original developer, HT Development, was responsible for the improvements, while the project group said it should be the city's responsibility.
A third party, Ovation Homes, presented a proposal to address the concerns, which required HT Development to provide $10,000 toward the completion of landscaping improvements along the trail corridor, while Ovation has agreed to install landscaping features within the corridor. In return, city officials have been asked to waive the requirement for some park development impact fees for a development Ovation Homes is proposing for the region.
Michael Eggett, director of the city's economic development department, estimates the cost of improvement for the landscaping enhancement is $21,230.
The agreement was formally approved by the city council by a unanimous vote.