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Measure R Funds Horse Trail Rehabilitation Projects

At its meeting of October 2, 2019, the City Council approved the very first Measure R project, funding for a trail maintenance program, which includes the rehabilitation of all bridle and soft shoulder trails throughout the City.

This contract is a significant milestone for the City, as it represents the first expenditure of Measure R funds and the first time the City of Norco has implemented a formal trail maintenance program. Measure R assured improvements to the City’s trail system—truly the lifeline to the City’s equestrian heritage. Trail rehabilitation will take place from November 1, 2019–December 31, 2020, delivering a necessary public improvement.

In 2018, the City of Norco adopted a Comprehensive Trail Maintenance Plan that outlines minimum standards for trail maintenance, which would be implemented if and when a funding source could be identified. When Measure R was approved by Norco voters in November 2018, an infusion of new revenue became available to fund the maintenance and enhancement of the City of Norco’s extensive trail system, the very system that reflects the community’s equestrian lifestyle. The Streets, Trails, and Utilities Commission first expressed support to begin a trail maintenance program, and the Measure R Citizens’ Oversight Committee ultimately recommended that the City Council allocate $500,000 in Measure R funds toward initiating an annual trail maintenance program. The City Council approved the recommended allocation on August 21, 2019, and on October 2, 2019, Nova Landscape Group was a awarded a contract for professional maintenance services.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (951) 270-5627 or info@ci.norco.ca.us.