City officials signed a Notice to Proceed for construction on the Walking Trail to commence on February 28. Work will begin where the previous phase ended at Dovedale Cove and The Hills Drive. The trail, toe walls, stonework, irrigation and landscaping between Dovedale Cove and the dam will be finished this year. Please be cautious driving in construction zones and do not walk on new sections of trail until they are officially open.
We are excited to bring this amenity to the community. The plans can be reviewed here or at the City offices.
A Message from the Mayor and City Council - Spring 2021
It is exciting to see so many individuals and families out on the trail! We have received positive feedback on the sections recently completed between The Hills City Park and Dovedale Cove. Councilmember Robert Smith as Trail Committee Chair, staff, the contractor, and the project management team worked diligently to ensure that a quality product was delivered, despite the challenges presented by the COVID19 pandemic.
The City Council recently voted on a plan for the next phases of this wonderful community asset. City Manager Wendy Smith will work with the Engineer to design from Dovedale Cove to Wingreen Loop. A survey and plans are expected to be complete in early 2021. The project will be bid for construction in the latter half of 2021. As these timelines come into focus, additional information will be provided via the website, email, and Facebook.
Your Mayor and City Councilmembers remain committed to building out the walking trail without debt incurred from loans or bonds. Through strategic planning, we will be able to complete this project in five years instead of thirteen years, as originally projected. Our objective has always been to continue bettering our city while keeping our property taxes low. This practice aligns with our Guiding Principle: To enhance the quality of life and safety of our residents with a focus on continuing to improve property values in The Hills at the most cost-effective value proposition.
We look forward to bringing you updates soon regarding this essential project.