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Fraser Recreation District picks two of five contractors

Katie Looby
Sky-Hi Daily News

The Fraser Valley Recreation District Board of Directors picked two of its five contractors for improvements to the Pole Creek Golf Course, Fraser Valley Sports Complex and construction of a recreation center.

The five projects were originally going to cost $19.5 million, but now have a $21.5 million price tag, figures show.

A $19.5 million voter-approved bond will pay the lion’s share of the project. The rest will come from $1 million in bond proceeds and interest income and a $440,000 grant for a lap pool at the recreation center.

Scott Brown, of ARC Program Management Inc. of Boulder, will oversee construction of a new clubhouse and a recreation and sports complex. The contract, however, does not include the cost of the irrigation of the golf course or the water and sewer line construction at the sports complex.

Landscapes Unlimited will install the golf course irrigation system for $1.3 million, said Larry Burks, Pole Creek general manager. The price includes material costs. Burks said the firm was the best contractor for the job.

“All the lateral piping will be underground,” he said. “It won’t be a mass construction project.”

Landscapes Unlimited has 120 days to complete the project. It should be done in mid-April, Brown said.

“They’re a pretty aggressive company,” Burks said. “They want to get in here are get that job done.”

Big Valley Construction LLC, based in Granby, was hired as the contractor for the $3.4 million golf clubhouse project. Owner Troy Neiberger will build the Pole Creek Clubhouse.

Neiberger plans to hire several local contractors and suppliers.

“We’ll try to keep it as local as possible,” he said. “We’ve been chasing the project for quite some time. … We’re excited to be part of such a major project in the community.”

There is no set date for when the sports complex project will be completed because of ongoing sanitary sewer obstacles, Brown said.

Pole Creek Golf Course project should start Sept. 1 and finish June 1, 2009.

The recreation center contract will be awarded at 9 a.m. today at the Winter Park Town Hall. Construction is set to start Sept. 1 and finish in late fall 2009.

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