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Town of Granby shares cost for school fire hydrant; City Market traffic signal coming soon

Tonya Bina
Sky-Hi Daily News
Grand County, Colorado

The Town of Granby has agreed to help the Indian Peaks Charter School secure a fire hydrant for the school.

Estimated to cost about $9,900, the new fire hydrant is wanted to service the school and nearby homes. A fire hydrant was never installed at the time the new Indian Peaks modular was constructed southeast of the East Grand Middle School.

Noting the importance of having a hydrant nearby “for the safety of the children in the area,” Granby town board members made the East Grand School District and Indian Peaks an offer those two boards “can’t refuse” in cost-sharing for the hydrant, they said.

Through a board decision last week, Granby pledged 50 percent of the cost of materials needed to install the hydrant, plus all the labor and equipment.

Indian Peaks and the district, town trustees surmised, might split 50 percent of the cost of materials between them, or roughly half of $2,300 each, to see a hydrant installed to help protect the charter school in the event of fire.

Stoplight on track

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After a 90 day Colorado Department of Transportation approval process on the design of the future stoplight intersection at City Market, the mast arms and poles are set to be delivered on Aug. 10, according to Granby Town Manager Wally Baird. A local crane company has been contracted to unload the heavy equipment and store it until installation time. The bid process for construction of intersection improvements has started, Baird told town trustees last week.

Baird estimated the stoplights will be operational by the end of September.

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