Dillon to begin construction on marina improvements next week
Construction on the first phase of the Dillon Marina Master Plan will likely begin next week after council this week approved a $2.18 million contract with Castle Rock-based Edward Kraemer and Sons.Council voted unanimously in favor of the contract, with John Mackey and Tim Westerberg absent. Edward Kraemer and Sons was the only company to submit a bid, and the original bid was for $2.7 million. Town staff worked with the firm to reduce costs by delaying and modifying certain aspects of the project, but the scope of the renovation will remain the same.The first phase of the master plan will include slope stabilization and storm water management improvements to expand the shoreline of the marina. This will allow for more dry storage and improved traffic flow and parking areas.”We’re a very water-rich marina,” said Bob Evans, the marina’s manager. “Our docks are deep in the water. The downside of that is that the slopes are very steep, and we don’t have much flat area.”Council and staff worked to approve the measures rapidly so construction could begin soon. The current low water levels in the Dillon Reservoir will allow for easy access to the walls and eliminate $200,000 in costs if water levels were higher.
A contract with Doris Quintana Construction company for traffic control services was unanimously approved in the amount of $50,762. Doris Quintana is providing traffic control at Little Beaver Trail, which is open to only one lane of alternating traffic.An additional $157,227 was approved for the Corinthian Circle reconstruction project. The project included a total rebuild of the street and totaled $656,334 with the amended funds. The town budgeted $2.7 million in 2010 for the Corinthian Circle project and construction projects at lower Tenderfoot Street, Gold Run Circle, Ensign Drive and Lodgepole Street. The additional funds for the Corinthian Circle project stay within the original budget. An additional $52,969 were also approved for traffic control by Doris Quintana for the project.Council unanimously approved measures to finalize the town’s 2011 budget and certify its mill levy. The 2010 budget was amended to reflect revenues and expenditures originally expected in 2009 or 2011.The Dillon Urban Renewal Authority board – consisting of the council members and mayor – met and approved a $10,000 budget for 2011 as part of the council meeting. The budget will be used mostly for staff and attorney fees related the authority, which will be used in the future to promote improvements to the Dillon Town Center.
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