The plans announced recently to try and finish the remaining development of the Rail Trail from Dennie's Crossing to Broadalbin came as a shock to me in this way: This summer, no one has been maintaining the grass levels throughout the entire length of the trail as it stands today. With the exception of the one employee who does mow at Dennie's Crossing, I have not seen one person mow anything with the exception of some residents along the trail doing their parts from there to downtown Gloversville, and it is now June.
These grass levels are about as tall as my 4-year- old daughter is - almost about 3 feet in some places. For the record, I usually try and walk at least every other day when the weather permits.
Do the people who maintain this land realize that we live in a county with 10.6 percent unemployment and there are some who would maintain this land for a small stipend (myself included)? I am sure there are those who would jump at the opportunity if it was offered to them.
If this section of land they own now cannot be maintained, what makes them think another 6.5 miles can be as well?
If you are not going to maintain it as the county should, then hire someone who is willing to do it for you.