The Board of County Commissioners on Monday selected consultant DHM Design of Durango to help develop a county master trails plan.
The DHM bid for the master trails plan project was $115,540. Staff reported there is up to $100,000 in grant money from DOLA for the project with a 33 percent county match of the amount used which includes in-kind work.
DHM was selected over another finalist for the job, Dynamic Planning and Science of Montrose, which came in with a bid of $79,985. Commissioners said they selected DHM on staff recommendation due to the company's extensive list of completed projects and its considerable experience in the field.
Six bids for the work came in between the low by Dynamic Planning and Science to a high bid of $132,000.
The City of Delta recently issued a request for bids for trails and open space master plan within city boundaries.
At a joint meeting in March, the two governmental entities expressed a desire for their efforts to be complementary.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.