Trustees hear plans for tennis and trails
By Hank Lohmeyer
Published Thursday, February 4, 2016 10:03 am
On Jan. 21, Cedaredge town administrator Katie Sickles reported to the trustees on issues involving improvement to the park tennis courts.
A proposal includes enhanced lighting and needed maintenance work among the items being looked at for work when weather turns nice.
The culture and recreation committee "discussed the $2,130 quote for tennis court light extensions requested by an avid tennis player. The quoted cost is not in the 2016 budget and without grant funding would be difficult to fund," the report stated.
In addition, another tennis court item came up for attention. "When the weather warms, tennis and pickleball players can assist the town with dead spot marking. The vendor would fix 10 [of them] within the cost of repainting. Those in attendance [at the committee meeting] who played on the court thought there may be more dead spots than 10. Marking each one will help the vendor provide a more accurate repaint and surface maintenance quote in July."
In other ongoing business, the Cedaredge trustees received reports on the following matters.
• The town has received a "letter of intent" from Deer Creek Village homeowners expressing their "future intention" of donating land to the town's trails system.
The idea has not been voted on by the homeowners, some of whose property would be included with the property donated because property lines extend into the existing Surface Creek walking trail.
There are also right-of-way/easement issues to be resolved if the trail is to be extended to an overlook of Hart's Basin, and John Peters, owner of most of the undeveloped property at and around the golf course, would also have to agree to a deal, it was noted by homeowners representative Fred Silkey.
• Jim Leser, chairman of the tree board, reported this will be the 22nd consecutive year for Cedaredge as a Tree City USA. The board achieved a 65 percent reduction in damage from the walnut husk fly over the past year. Arbor Day will be observed in April, and sick tree day will be held in June.
• Trustees approved an extension of the town's sewer and water tap "rebate" program for new construction in 2016.
• The board approved agreements with the Lions Club and with the VFW for use of storage space on town-owned property.
• The town administrator introduced two new members of the staff. They are wastewater treatment plant operator Clinton Smith and Greg Brinck, an administrative intern.
• A change order adding $3,000 to the sewer plant cost for additional masonry work was approved.