Council OKs site plan for Fort Lupton library

Steve Smith
ssmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 4/6/22

Fort Lupton City Council approved a resolution for the site plan of the new home of the public and school library April 5.One unidentified woman told council, "I think it stinks." But council voted …

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Council OKs site plan for Fort Lupton library

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Fort Lupton City Council approved a resolution for the site plan of the new home of the public and school library April 5.
One unidentified woman told council, "I think it stinks." But council voted unanimously to approve the designs. The city's planning commission also recommended approval.
The library’s director, Thomas Samblanet, walked council through the plans. The library will be 14,500 square feet in size and include community rooms, a children's garden, collaborative work areas and outdoor seating. City planner Maria Lancto told council 70 parking spaces would be available. The entry way is on the south side of the property.
Samblanet said funding for the project came from taxes paid to the High Plains Library District.

"All of the funding for this new facility comes from a mill levy tax collected by High Plains and then distributed to the library via the intergovernmental agreement between the city/school district and High Plains," Samblanet said."I think it's gorgeous," Mayor Zo Stieber said.
The library will be at 370 Reynolds St. in the Lupton Village subdivision. Samblanet said groundbreaking could take place as early as the end of May.


Clean-up day still on
Public Works Director Roy Vestal said the city's annual clean-up day (Saturday, April 30) is still on. He expects to make a final decision April 12.
"I'm optimistic. It's looking good," he told council during its April 5 business meeting. "From what I've been watching about COVID stats, we're in good shape."
The clean-up day allows city residents to get rid of large items that local trash services can't take. The city can take "pick-up truck-sized" loads for the elderly and disabled. To sign up for those pickups, call 303-857-6694 before Tuesday, April 26.


Wedding bells
Stieber announced her marriage at the close of council's meeting.
"I remarried my husband because he's the only one for me," she said.

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