City council rejects paving for Enderby trail

Council has decided to hold off on paving the path through Cornerstone Garden.

The City of Enderby hopes to avoid a costly addition to a park.

Council has decided to hold off on paving the path through Cornerstone Garden.

“Asphalt may be the best but it’s $4,000,” said Mayor Greg McCune.

The Enderby Garden Club asked the city to pave the path as the stepping stones accumulated water and moss and became slippery.

However, since that request, the Enderby Lions Club has removed the stepping stones and installed a gravel base.

“The base itself is well-constructed, slightly raised and properly compacted and graded,” said Tate Bengtson, the city’s chief administrative officer, in a report.

If paving were to proceed, it would include a two-inch asphalt surface five-feet-wide.

“Staff are hesitant to offer assurance the proposed asphalt path will fit with the aesthetics of Cornerstone Garden or significantly improve upon the existing gravel path,” said Bengtson.

McCune says it doesn’t make sense to pave at this time.

“We will look at the current gravel path and see how it works,” he said.