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Legacy Trail won’t lose in fund transfer

Officials with the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District plan to allocate funds for the Legacy Trail despite transferring grant funding for the trail project to the community center.

In November, the Nevada County board of supervisors approved shifting $65,000 from a Proposition 40 grant for the Legacy Trail to the Community Recreation Center, which is under construction.

On Thursday, the recreation and park district board of directors will consider approving the transfer at the meeting that begins at 6 p.m..

Board Chairman Marshall Lewis said that while Proposition 40 funds may go toward the new community center, the district will still designate $65,000 from a general account to pay for the Legacy Trail’s third phase of construction.

“This is an effort to make sure we didn’t lose any of the funds,” Lewis said of the grant funding Tuesday in a phone interview. “It’s always been our intention to earmark funds for the trail.”

Lewis said the district proposed to divert the funds because if not used right away, the grant money would disappear. Additionally, redirecting the money gives the district more time and flexibility to plan its expenditures, he said.

Also on Thursday’s agenda is an update on the use of the district’s Rodeo Arena.

On Dec. 3, a recreation and park district subcommittee met with various interest groups looking to schedule arena time, including members from the new Sierra Equestrian Club.

Lewis said within the next two weeks, the board will compose a calendar to fulfill each group’s usage requests, and that the new equestrian club will be included.

“We will make sure everyone is satisfied in their needs,” Lewis said Tuesday. “No one will be excluded.”

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