Farmington Trails Committee chairman George Chipman recently presented Farmington City council with facts about the committee’s budget, trails, public relations and more. Chipman said over nine miles were added to the city’s trails including to the Buffalo Ranch Trail, the Haight Creek Trail, the Legacy Trail, the Oakridge Preserve Trial and the Shepard Creek Trail. The committee has also helped create an interactive map of the trails now available on the city’s website.
“The one thing we would ask is that the council involve us more in decisions pertaining to our trails,” said Chipman.
Chipman does attend city council meetings and looks for ways to improve the trails. He said the city’s Eagle Scouts are also heavily involved in helping to maintain and improve the trails.
As part of the improvements to the committee last year, Chipman reported that Nathan Nelson of the Farmington committee has accepted a position on the Davis County Trails Committee. The move will help create a relationship between the two committees.
Chipman also said that the city’s public works department has coordinated with the trails committee throughout the year.
“We are excited to provide the opportunity for people to go out, get some exercise, spend time as a family and just enjoy the nature of the trails,” said Chipman.
During the Farmington Festival Days, social hikes are held and the committee provides an information booth. As part of the booth, charts are handed out with information on the trails. These charts are also available on all kiosks around the trails.
The interactive map, now available at www.farmington.utah.gov (under the maps quick links on the left-hand side), was created by Matt McCullough, the city’s PIS specialist. He worked with the committee to get the map up and running.
“Overall, we’ve had a successful year and will continue to improve these trails,” said Chipman.