Town Board pays CDC $40K |

Town Board pays CDC $40K

Nick Foster

By law, the Hayden Town Board did not have to, but out of good faith, it paid $40,000 to Civil Design Consultants for additional engineering fees for water treatment plant improvements.

The decision came at Thursday’s meeting, after Mayor Chuck Grobe said that CDC had sent a memo to the town explaining there was “substantial additional work” that needed to be done at the plant and that the memo was sent to the town with about four months of construction left on the plant improvement project.

Unfortunately, Grobe said, the town received the memo almost six months after remaining loan monies for the project were given back to the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority.

Doug Bradfield of CDC said the fees included several engineering and planning obstacles, including finding a contaminated waste pile from previous building at the site.

“I would like to see the money given to CDC because of the good faith work they’ve done for us, and we will probably do work with them in the future,” Trustee Ken Gibbon said.

The town has $25,000 budgeted for water emergencies and $25,000 for sewer emergencies, so the town agreed to pay CDC the additional $40,000 in engineering fees using $20,000 from each contingency fund.

In other business:

n Seven members were appointed to the Hayden Economic Development Commission: Realtor Jack Giessinger, A-1 Auto owner Herman Venzke, First National Bank of the Rockies Manager Terry Jost, former Hayden School Board member George Wixson, Hayden Chamber of Commerce member Don Johnson, surveyor Gordon Dowling and Full Belly Deli owner Jerry Cina. The members were selected after the Town Board decided there could have been a conflict of interest with appointing Planning Commission members Donna Hellyer and Andrea Hayden, and it was agreed that county residents Jost and Venzke were involved in the community enough to be part of the commission. Trustee Tim Frentress also volunteered to be the Town Board liaison.

n A resolution was approved stating that car agency operator Aaron Wiltfong had gone through all the appropriate steps for final plat approval and annexation of property at Yampa Valley Regional Airport for a car wash facility. The next step for the town will be to advertise a public hearing in which Wiltfong’s proposal will be considered for annexation, final plat approval and zoning, Town Clerk Lisa Johnston said.

n Kevin Copeland was appointed to the Hayden Planning Commission with a term ending in January 2009.

Tracey Rogalski was reappointed to the Hayden Recreation Board with a term ending in January 2007.

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