The city Of Rio Rancho signed a resolution that authorized a budget adjustment to the recreation development fund for North Hills Open Space Lighting along the North Hills Arroyo Open Space on March 9.
According to the resolution, The North Hills arroyo open space is a nearly one-mile trail near Cherry Road used by citizens for walking, biking, sports practices, picnicking and disc golf. Currently, several of the existing lights
“The lack of trail lighting can impact recreation uses. Lighting extends trail accessibility allowing for
more flexibility in times available for recreation during seasons with shortened sun exposure,” it says.
It also says the lighting allows for enhanced safety and security.
The Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department has obtained a quote for $36,579 to complete the necessary electrical repairs associated with the North Hills arroyo open space lighting. Moving funds between line items will allow the city to proceed with the work, including replacing any unusable conduit, cables and photocells and installing new lamps and ballasts.
It is unclear what the timeframe will be for the repairs, though the resolution states that the city aims to get it done as soon as possible.