The FTC presented its year-end progress report to Farmington City council last month and reported that it is well on its way to reaching a goal of 34 trails in the city.
"We are fast becoming the premiere trail city in Utah," said Farmington Trails Committee chief, George Chipman.
Chipman was able to report to Farmington City council on the condition of trails and plans for improvement, what improvements were made in 2007, the financial state of the committee after 2007, the success of printing and mailing out a pamphlet and volunteer hours during 2007.
The committee has also been focusing on festive days and social hikes to get Farmington residents to use the trails and become more aware of them. This year, trail festivities will be underway with the opening of the Buffalo Ranch Trail on Saturday, June 21.
Improvements have been made to many fences, signs, benches and the re-discovery of what is known as the "Old North" trail.
"Vance Harrison had been up the trail as a youth on horses. He led an exploratory expedition. The trail was re-discovered and documented," said Chipman.
The city has received a lot of local support as well as grant money that goes toward trails in Farmington. "The FTC stayed financially in the black by raising money with guide booklets, maps and dog water bottle sales," said Chipman.
Eagle Scouts participated as volunteers for trail service projects and placing kiosks. Six new trail chiefs joined the FTC ranks, and even anonymous donations were made for the trails.
"What we are focusing on now is public relations," said Chipman. "We want to get the word out about our trails."
Farmington City Mayor Scott Harbertson heard the report from Chipman and said, "I'm impressed. This is just one year out of the 10."