Fraser considers supporting Grand County gift card, will remodel Town Hall
Sky-Hi Daily News
The Fraser Board of Trustees will discuss supporting a Grand County gift card at its next board meeting.
Shoppers could use the card to make purchases at participating businesses in town and around Grand County.
“Our philosophy is anything we can do to support and encourage and foster business growth is a good thing,” said Town Manager Jeff Durbin.
“Businesses would sell the cards,” Durbin said. “This is a brand new idea. Millennium Bank would manage the money … They’re asking the town to be a patron sponsor of the program ” that we basically help this program with some cash.”
The next board meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Town Hall.
The municipal building also is in the middle of a makeover, Durbin said.
Between last year and this year, the town will have invested $120,000 into updating the building, he said.
“We needed to do some improvements to accommodate our staff and make the building more efficient and useable,” he said. “A lot of the windows don’t open, so there’s worker comfort, efficiency issues there.”
Durbin said the building was built in the 1930s and used as an old schoolhouse. It has been to the Town Hall since the 1970s.
Workers will double the amount of offices on the second floor. Once the project is completed it will hold four offices and a workroom. The offices will house the planning and public works departments.
The manager, town clerk, and finance and utilities offices will be located downstairs, along with a copier, conference room and renovated board room, formerly a gym.
“It’s just going to be a much more efficient use of the space,” Durbin said. “Some offices are too small.”
The project should be completed within the next six weeks, he said.
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