Farmington Valley Trails Council Newsletter May 2014Published Date: 4/30/2014
Happy spring! We had a successful Clean-Up Day on April 6th. Kudos to Diana Moody who ran the event again, along with over 160 volunteers who picked up about 10 yards of trash on a glorious day. Stop 'n Shop provided volunteers and products for the great barbeque held at Flamig Farm. Thanks everyone!
The Maintenance Fund has already made a $2,000 matching grant to the Town of Avon for replacement fencing, and the water fountain that we installed at Sperry Park has been repainted by the Town and the Avon Water Company is fixing the buttons. We expect matching grant requests from Farmington and Simsbury soon to continue fencing re- pairs. As we have in the past, we are helping an expanded Simsbury Free Bike with a substantial grant of $1,750.
I‟m sure that all of you will be pleased that the River Trail in Burlington will be re-paved soon. The project is a complete re-construction and CT DOT has bumped the price to around $830,000. The money has been found and we await the RFP this spring with the help of the Central CT Regional Planning Authority. Expect the trail to be closed for at least three months at some point this year. In the mean time we have put up a warning on fvgreenway.org to be extremely careful or actually avoid that area entirely by using the wide shoulder on Route 4.