Kremmling officials seek GOCO grant for tennis, basketball courts
February 24, 2009
The Town of Kremmling has requested $160,000 from Great Outdoors Colorado to fund reconstruction of the tennis and basketball courts.
Mayor Thomas Clark said this will benefit the whole community.
Workers will completely remove and replace two basketball and tennis courts near the library . Crews would also install new lights.
The courts are more then 20 years old, Town Manager Ted Soltis said.
“If we can do it, we’ll end up with something that’s done right the first time that will last a long time,” said Clark.
This is a $230,000 project, and the town has to provide a match of 30 percent.
Right now the town is short $12,500. The town is putting in $25,000 from Conservation Trust Fund; Grand County, $5,000; West Grand School District, $1,000; and West Grand Education Foundation, $1,000. There are also a few potential donors Clark said he couldn’t comment on.
Soltis said this project will not require any taxpayer dollars.
“We’re reserving our money for high priority projects, like our water line project,” he said. “This is a GOCO grant from Lottery dollars. We’re going to match it with Lottery dollars, no taxpayer dollars are going into this grant.”
The project site is owned by Kremmling and will be owned by the town for the next 25 years. The town is still looking for donations.
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