Ada County lifts stop-work order on new Eagle bike trail

October 4, 2013 

Crews can resume working building a mountain bike trail within the Ada-Eagle Sports Park near the intersection of Old Horseshoe Bend and Floating Feather roads.

The Board of Ada County Commissioners on Friday afternoon lifted a stop work order the county had posted at the site on Tuesday shortly after crews had begun work on a $35,000 half-mile trail on county-owned land leased by the city of Eagle.

The county stopped the work because the city had not cleared its plans with the county prior to starting trail construction.

On Thursday the Ada County's engineer and Parks and Waterways director, Eagle officials and a representative of the project contractor, Gravity Logic, met at the site to discuss the project and review the application process.

Eagle’s Parks and Rec Director Mike Aho on Friday gave the county a formal hillside development application and engineer's report prepared by the city engineer, which has been reviewed and approved by the county engineer.

The contractor now can resume work on the new trail, as well as performing maintenance on existing trails that had been created in recent years, but had fallen into some disrepair.

The city and county still are not in agreement over the city's recent approval of a terrain park to be built within the county-owned, city-leased park.

The Ada County Board of Commissioners and the Eagle City Council will hold a joint meeting 2 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the lease agreement and terrain park. The meeting takes place in the Ada County Courthouse main floor hearing room. The public can attend the meeting, but no public comment will be taken.

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