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Glenshire’s lake trail to continue this fall

Greyson Howard
Sierra Sun

The Glenshire Lake Trail has received enough funding from the Town of Truckee to take the next step toward completion.

Town Council at a meeting Thursday approved the use of up to $100,000 in funding to complete sections of the trail, including raised boardwalk sections over sensitive wetland areas. The Glenshire Devonshire Residents Association plans to begin construction on the new phase in early fall.

“The area has been used for a long time, so we are cleaning it up and trying to create better wetlands use with the boardwalks,” said General Manager Geoff Stephens of the Glenshire Devonshire Residents Association.

He said the mile-long trail loops around Glenshire Lake, between Glenshire Drive and Waterloo Circle, with “splinter” trails connecting to other Glenshire areas.

“We’ve been working on it for ” I would say ” seven to eight years now,” Stephens said. “We want to create access to different parts of the subdivision and keep the wetlands safe.”

Truckee Public Works Director Dan Wilkins said the town in approving the funding is requiring the trail be open to the public, not just Glenshire residents.

Stephens said while the trail is Glenshire’s to build and maintain, he agrees the trail should be for everyone.

The residents association will use the funding to install 400 feet of raised boardwalk and 200 feet of uplands or dirt trail, Stephens said.

The residents association board awarded the contract to Boehm Construction to install the next phase of boardwalk, Stephens said, which is the same company that built the first boardwalk phase in 2004.

Wilkins said the town will be reviewing all of the invoices associated with the trail to make sure the costs are reasonable, but the Glenshire Devonshire Residents Association has oversight on the project.

In addition to the construction company, volunteers will also work on the trail, Stephens said.

“We have done two sections of upland trail on Truckee Trails Day,” Stephens said. “Over the last two years we have had a couple-dozen volunteers put in a couple-hundred feet of trails.”

Once the remaining boardwalk and trail sections are complete, only a bridge over the dam’s spillway will remain to complete the loop, Stephens said.

“We have the bridge designed, but we have to find out what funds are available before we can build it,” Stephens said.