Colorado Blue ColumbinesTown of Rico Community Sewer Site Studies

The Board of Trustees held a follow-up community meeting on Monday, August 16th, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rico Town Hall to present information from additional studies of alternative sewer sites. The alternative sewer sites being studied include the commercial site on the south side of the Sundial Development, the Colorado Bell placer claim (Rico Ball Park area), and an area just north of the cemetery between Highway 145 and the Dolores River. Additional studies include floodplain analysis; engineering analysis for extending collection lines, elevations, and lift stations; and, an overview of condemnation authority.

Based on the information presented at the meeting, the Board of Trustees made the decision to drop the Sundial and Ball Park sites from consideration and concentrate on the North Cemetery site as the primary sewer treatment plant location with the Pasadena Reduction Tract as backup. Click here to read the information presented at the meeting in PDF format, including:

  • Memo from Eric Heil on status of alternative sewer site studies to date
  • RG Consulting's revised cost estimates on alternative sites
  • Wilbur Engineering's preliminary flood and geological hazard findings on alternative sites
  • Letter from legal representative of Rico Properties, LLC committing to donate the A.E. Arms Tract/F.G. Day Tracts to the town of Rico for use as a sewer treatment plant site (the "North Cemetery" site)
  • Sewer site study map showing the "alternative" sites
  • Letter from Dolores County attorney regarding sewer sites outside the town boundary
  • Letter from Gorsuch Kirgis LLP, Attorney at Law, regarding condemnation procedure

Preliminary Engineering report - June 24, 2005 (33.4 MB PDF).

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