Trails Committee

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The duty of the Committee shall be to create, enhance, extend, monitor, and maintain Trails on public property within the Town, exclusive of land that is exclusively regulated by another board or committee in Southborough, and to work to incorporate and/or extend such Trails into regional trail networks whenever possible.

The Committee shall promote passive recreation opportunities and educate trail users about the permitted use policies that protect the watershed, reservoir, wildlife, and the environment. The committee may be charged with responsibility for Trail monitoring and maintenance obligations under any licensing agreements or easements to which the Town is (or becomes) a party, subject to the conditions of any such license.

Subject to legal requirements, the Committee is authorized to coordinate and work with any entity, public or private, that owns or is otherwise responsible for Trails within the Town.

Subject to legal requirements as may be imposed by the Select Board, the Committee may coordinate and enlist volunteers to, under the supervision and direction of the Committee, assist it with work on the Trails, including clearing, building, mowing, monitoring and other maintenance tasks. The Committee shall work with other public and private entities, including, but not limited to the Town's Recreation Commission, Council on Aging, and Schools, to publicize, encourage use of, and develop programs for the Trails.

The Committee may develop applications for grants and/or inter-entity agreements in furtherance of its duties and recommend that the Select Board execute them on behalf of the Town. From time to time, the Committee shall report on status and progress to the Select Board and the Town Meeting.

View the Trails Committee Bylaw.