Dillon approves contract for Marina Park
DILLON – The Town of Dillon has enlisted the same consultants working on a marina master plan for the town to redesign the adjacent Marina Park.The town will pay JJR Consulting up to $18,700 to work up a plan for Marina Park that addresses picnic pavilion placement, parking, trail location and expansion and playground location.Marina Park stretches along the reservoir between the marina and Point Dillon condos, and is one of the town’s most heavily used amenities.The town has set aside about $330,000 for improvements at the popular park.As part of the redesign, the Town will host a series of public workshops to solicit feedback and generate ideas from the public from 3 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 10., 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec.12 and 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 13.The first workshop will include a detailed site analysis and a framework of questions that need answers. The second workshop will look at a series of alternatives that show how the answers generated in workshop one can be put together. The third workshop will be a public presentation of the consensus alternative that address connections, park program elements and location, park elements to preserve and enhance, restrooms/shelters, parking, view sheds and developing/defining relationships to uses inside the park.The public is encouraged to attend all workshops as the information gathered in the first workshop will provide the foundation for the following meetings. The Town of Dillon intends to begin construction on elements of the park re-design next year.Dillon appoints four to town boardsThe Dillon Town Council has filled three vacancies on the town’s planning and zoning commission and one empty seat on the parks and recreation committee.Noah Klug, Jerry Peterson and Danny Eilts will sit on the planning commission, while Barb Richard will join the parks committee. Richard’s term ends in January, Klug’s will end in June, Peterson’s term is over in June, 2009 and Eilts will serve until June, 2010. Nicole Formosa can be reached at (970) 668-4629, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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