City offers arbitration to settle Ragged Mountain strife
The Daily Progress Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 10 p.m.
Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer revealed over Twitter on Thursday morning that the city has offered Albemarle County the opportunity to enter binding arbitration to settle a dispute regarding their conflicting ordinances, which regulate how the trails at the Ragged Mountain Natural Area may be used. The mayor also asked that the county commit to working with the city to resolve the issue by no later than June 1.
Following a City Council vote Monday on a new trail-use plan for the natural area, city officials, including the mayor, said mountain biking is now allowed on open shared-use trails at Ragged Mountain. County officials, however, say that activity remains prohibited at the city-owned park in Albemarle County.
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