Council approves fishing-pond building

MARBLETON – In a special meeting on May 18, the Marbleton Town Council approved a bid package to install a 30-foot by 40-foot steel building with a lean-to at its community fishing pond this summer.

The bids from Shane Copeland of Triple Peak Landscaping total $91,287 – considerably less than those submitted in 2020.

“That is a lot better bid than we got last year,” said councilmember BJ Meador.

Councilmember Roger McMannis, who is overseeing the project, agreed: “Our lowest bid last year was $187,000. … We’re saving $69,000, roughly.”

The Triple Peak package includes site preparation, concrete, erection and 3-inch foam insulation. The council agreed the town would “piecemeal” the building’s finishes later – overhead doors, heat and power to save money. McMannis estimated the total cost at $127,287.

Public works manager Todd Brown emphasized the Marbleton Community Pond has to remain open during the construction period, anticipated from June 21 to Sept. 10 at the latest.

Mayor Jim Robinson, councilmember Jeff McCormick, Meador and McMannis accepted the bid package, saying the building will be a good addition, especially with money saved.