Pool repair plans underway

RBC | Plans to repair a significant leak in the Meeker Rec Center’s lap pool are moving forward. During their February meeting on Tuesday, ERBM’s Board of Directors gave the okay to move forward on a bid from Mid-America Pool Renovation, Inc. The contractor estimated the project will cost $112,865. In addition to leak repairs, the estimate incorporates pool resurfacing work, which staff indicated is overdue and may have been a contributing factor to the leak.

At the recommendation of administrative staff, the board is transferring investment funds of approximately $1.2 million from SIGMA Financial to LPL Financial, due to a recent announcement that the district’s investment brokers at Peaks Investment Management had joined the national independent brokerage firm of LPL Financial.

The board approved a contract with ColoCPA Services for an audit of the district’s 2020 financials, not to exceed $5,250.

They also approved the latest revenue/expenditure statements and financials. Year-to-date membership income is at $37,000, down more than 50% compared to the previous year.

Executive Director Sean VonRoenn shared an operations report with the board, starting with information about the new COVID dial system introduced by CDPHE earlier this month. VonRoenn explained that state level changes mean the Rec Center will no longer require reservations for gym use under blue, yellow and orange level restrictions.

Director VonRoenn also made note of a second amendment to an agreement with TDA Construction regarding phase 1 improvements at Circle Park. The amendment sets the final guaranteed maximum price at $451,731.13, with a final deadline of May 15, 2021. VonRoenn also noted during the meeting that for 2021, the district will be seeking input from partners and the general public on phase 2 of the project.

Parks and Facility Department Manager Rodney Gerloff shared details about ongoing moisture accumulation issues in the soffit on the west side of the Rec Center’s natatorium.

As part of a recent roof repair capital improvement project, SGM Engineering recommended specific repairs to the soffit area to address moisture accumulation, but their recommendation did not resolve the issue. After additional review, SGM believes there is a problem with pressurization and is recommending $2,000 of HVAC upgrades as a short-term solution. Following installation of new HVAC equipment, SGM will work with the district for an amount not to exceed $2,500, to determine a long-term solution to the problem.

VonRoenn made a brief mention of a partnership with Meeker’s Project 45 committee who will soon be putting out a call for artists to paint murals in designated locations around town. He said one of the proposed mural locations is the town park restroom.

The board ended their meeting with an executive session to discuss personnel matters, specifically the executive director’s annual performance goals and timeline.

The next ERBM Board of Directors Meeting is set for Tuesday March 16, 2021.

By LUCAS TURNER | lucas@ht1885.com