Silverthorne council considers 2011 project proposals |

Silverthorne council considers 2011 project proposals

Janice Kurbjun
summit daily news

Proposals have been accepted for two construction projects in Silverthorne proposed for next year that amount to approximately $111,000.

At tonight’s Silverthorne Town Council meeting, council members plan to review the proposals and vote whether or not to approve them.

For the next segment of the Blue River Trail, Denver’s DHM Design Corporation’s submitted a plan that they said would not exceed $30,745. The project involves installing about 2,100 feet of trail north of town hall until it reaches and connects with the latest trail segment at Willow Grove Open Space area. It’s designed to eliminate detours onto streets and into neighborhoods, and keeps the trail running alongside the Blue River.

Staff also recommends accepting Tetra Tech’s $80,572 proposal to design and develop project specifications for the road improvement project at the intersection of Wildernest Road and Colorado Highway 9. The Breckenridge company was one of eight firms to submit proposals that ranged from $80,572 to $147,500.

Town documents state that the top two proposals were within about $2,000 of each other. The decision to suggest Tetra Tech was based on an interview, the firm’s experience and the firm’s location within Summit County.

Funds exist in the 2010 and 2011 budgets to accommodate the design contract, town documents say.

Also at the meeting, town council members plan to:

• Consider the accepting, on final reading, a land rezoning for the Our Lady of Peace Church proposed in north Silverthorne, adjustments to the town’s 2010 budget to match actual expenditures to proposed amounts, and amending town code to allow wood stoves in the valley, and

• Discuss Summit County’s draft energy action plan.

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