AGRICULTURE - Trails; public hearing; considerations.

Published: 2010

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Before establishing a trail, the district shall consider, at a public hearing, all of the following:

(1) The proposed route for the trail, including maps and illustrations, and the mode of travel to be permitted;

(2) The areas adjacent to such route to be utilized by the district for scenic, historic, natural, cultural, or developmental purposes;

(3) The characteristics that make the proposed route suitable as a trail;

(4) The plans for developing, operating, and maintaining the proposed trail;

(5) Any anticipated problems enforcing the proper use of the proposed trail or hazards to private real property adjacent to such trail;

(6) The current status of the real property ownership and current and potential use of the real property in and along the proposed route;

(7) The estimated cost of acquisition of the real property, or an interest therein, needed for the proposed route; and

(8) The extent and type of private real property interest needed to establish the proposed trail, the right-of-way acquisition process to be followed, and the circumstances under which eminent domain may be utilized.