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Fraser recreation center, golf course projects moving forward

Katie Looby
Sky-Hi Daily News

Officials announced Wednesday that Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District projects approved by voters in November are moving forward as planned, despite obstacles.

The district must receive approval through the state for its septic permit, which could prolong the Pole Creek Golf Club House project. The state permit is needed because the new facility will be larger than the previous building, said Scott Brown, district representative for Boulder-based ARC Integrated Program Management Inc.

The permit process could take more than 60 days, and could cost about $7,000.

The district is approaching Fraser and Winter Park to waive building permit fees, said Scott Ledin, director of parks and recreation.

A contracted inspector, Safe Built Colorado, will treat the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District recreation center project as a municipal project. This will reduce the district’s cost by 50 percent. It was estimated to cost $45,000, but the reduced price could range between $22,000 to $23,000, Ledin said.

“I think we should be asking for no fees,” said Board President Jim Fox. “We need all the help we can get.”

The water and sewer tab fees are estimated to cost between $300,000 to $400,000, Brown said.

Fox also questioned how the district would fund the rest of the recreation center’s $380,000 climbing wall, which is originally in the budget. Rendezvous Colorado LLC pledged $100,000 to the Fraser Valley Recreation Foundation to pay for a portion of it.

“Where are we going to get the other $280,000?” Fox asked during the district’s special meeting Wednesday.

Board Member Beth Sands said the district will apply for grants, and (Rendezvous) said the board was welcome to request more funding.

“The door’s not closed on that at all,” Sands said.

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