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North Meck Trail Expansion....
I met this morning with Michael Jaycocks, Operations Manager at Huntersville Parks and Recreation, for a walk through of the trail expansion on the backside of North Meck park. He was very impressed and saw nothing that should stop us from proceeding with the work. There was no problem with the entrance behind the tennis courts and he felt there was adequate set-back behind the residential development.

All this is good news, as is the possibility of yet another parcel of land off of Hwy 115 (in Huntersville, behind Wamer Park) that may total +/- 40 acres. As a general rule of thumb (1 - 1.5 miles/10 acre) the possibility of 4 to 6 miles of new trail exists. I am hopeful of walking the land in the near future, then start working toward inclusion on the park master plan (which does NOT exist at this time for this parcel of land).

I also discussed the construction of the sewer line that will go through N. Meck in August. Michael assured me he will do what he can to work with CMUD to minimize the impact to the trail system. With races scheduled for August 4th and Sept 1st, we may need to possibly move an event or two - hopefully we can get in the August event. More to come as information becomes available.

As a reminder, we are meeting to work on the trail expansion on Monday evenings at 5:30 PM at the swim club on the back side of the park. To get there, head east off of I-77 (Hwy 73) on Exit 25, turning RIGHT on Greenfarm, then LEFT on Vixen. The parking lot to the swim club is straight ahead. The trailhead is at the end of the parking lot. See you there?
Tom Mathews

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