Fort Lupton’s Denver Avenue to get new name for one week

Steve Smith
ssmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 1/18/23

Fort Lupton’s Denver Avenue won’t have its regular name the first week in September.

Mayor Zo Hubbard proclaimed that Denver Avenue will be Purifoy Drive in honor of Rollie Purifoy, …

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Fort Lupton’s Denver Avenue to get new name for one week

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Fort Lupton’s Denver Avenue won’t have its regular name the first week in September.

Mayor Zo Hubbard proclaimed that Denver Avenue will be Purifoy Drive in honor of Rollie Purifoy, former owner of the longstanding car dealership. It was in business from 1960 until last year when Purifoy sold the business. It operates under the name Yoder Chevrolet in the 600 block of Denver Avenue.

Hubbard cited the firm’s “investment in and commitment to” the community and its assistance to the area’s economy. Purifoy also developed the Apple Farm subdivision.

The proclamation was part of Fort Lupton City Council’s Jan. 17 meeting.

Money time

Council also approved a $49,000 contract with Axon Enterprises. It provides taser equipment, body worn and mobile camera equipment and licensing. 

“This is part 1 of 2,” Fort Lupton Police Chief John Fryar told council. “We’ll have a smaller piece that we’ll do later in the year.”

The funds come from the general fund and the police department’s contractual services account.

Council also OK’d a $33,900 pact to replace one of the rooftop units at the recreation center. Assistant recreation director Julie Seedorf said the unit is irreparable. The money comes from the center’s capital expenditures account.

“It lasted longer than we expected,” Hubbard said.

Council also agreed to a 39-month lease with Toshiba to replace five upgraded printers for a monthly total of $1,266 a month. Part of the deal includes an option for another printer, the cost of which can’t exceed $1,476 per month.

The upgrades will be for City Hall, the police department, the finance office, the recreation center and Coyote Creek Golf Course, according to IT Director Travis Aksamitowski. The option applies to a new printer for the city’s planning department should it move to a new location.

Other people

Council also appointed Kevin Ross as the Weld County representative to the Fort Lupton Renewal Authority. The term expires Jan. 19, 2026. Council also appointed Kathy Kvasnicka to the city’s planning commission to a term that expires Jan. 18, 2026.




City of Fort Lupton, Fort Lupton City Council, Denver Avenue, Rollie Purifoy

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