TITLE A Resolution of the Board of Trustees for the Town of Palisade, Colorado, Authorizing the Town Administrator or his Designee to Sign an Agreement with Great Outdoors Colorado for a Local Parks and Outdoor Recreation Grand for the Construction of Phase 1 of the Skate Park at the Veterans Memorial Park. MEMORANDUM On Thursday, March 23, 2017, the Board of Directors of Great Outdoors Colorado approved a $150,000 Local Park and Outdoor Recreation grant for Town of Palisade. This grant will help us fund the construction of Phase I of a new and improved Skate Park at Veterans Memorial Park. Our goal is to create a more durable and varied park that will be multi-modal (skateboards, bikes, wheelchairs and scooters). Our primary source of match funding is the Conservation Trust Fund which will provide another $50,000. We recently received a $1,500 donation from Dick and Carolyn McKinley which will be used to supplement donations to be raised by the Palisade High School Art Department as we partner with them to create tiles that will become part of the park. Through a series of classes on painting, glazing and firing these tiles for a fee, the profits of which will go towards our partner funds goal of $3,000. Mt. Garfield Middle School helped raise funds at the Harvest Fest by selling S’mores. They intend to do at least one other fundraiser. We have engaged the public through a series of meetings to create a park design that functions in the way the community desires. Staff is very excited to get started on this project, as these improvements will not only provide our youth with a fantastic outdoor recreation opportunity, but greatly improve the appearance of the park and reduce maintenance requirements. REQUESTED ACTION A motion, second and a vote to approve Resolution 2017-xx, approving the Town Administrator or his designee to sign an agreement with Great Outdoors Colorado for a Local Parks and Outdoor Recreation Grant of $150,000. RESOLUTION TEXT WHEREAS, the Town of Palisade has been awarded a $150,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to construct Phase I of designed improvements for the Skate Park at Veterans Memorial Park; and WHEREAS, the Town will begin demolition, followed closely by construction once a signed agreement is in place, providing the youth of Palisade a unique and exciting outdoor recreation opportunity in the summer of 2017 ; and WHEREAS, the Town has prior experience with agreements with Great Outdoors Colorado and has successfully completed projects utilizing GOCO grant funding and is aware of contractual requirements; and NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE TOWN OF PALISADE, COLORADO THAT: Section 1: The Board of Trustees for the Town of Palisade, Colorado hereby authorizes the Town Administrator or his designee to sign the agreement with Great Outdoors Colorado for $150,000 in grant funding for the construction of Phase I of the Skate Park as soon as these documents are available. Section 2: The Board of Trustees for the Town of Palisade acknowledges that the Town has budgeted in 2017 all the necessary funds to fulfill all requirements of the grant award and to proceed with construction. Section 3: This resolution to be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval. RESOLVED, APPROVED, and ADOPTED this 28th day of March, 2017
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