FARMINGTON — A local trail expert warns shrubs and trees planted along the Legacy Trail will die if communities along the trail don’t come together quickly to deal with upkeep of the 12-mile trail.
George Chipman, chairman of the Farmington Trails Committee, warned members of the city council that delays in providing trail maintenance could be costly.
He echoed those concerns on the same evening city officials signed off on an interlocal agreement with Centerville, Woods Cross and North Salt Lake to assume responsibility for upkeep of the trail, after years of dispute with the Utah Department of Transportation over the issue.
West Bountiful has not signed off on the agreement, citing drainage issues it is trying to work out with UDOT.
“I think it’s critical we focus on care. The investment in shrubs and trees will be lost. If they’re not watered, we’ll lose them,” Chipman said.