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Date: April 2009

2009 Joint Venture Grants

Boards of County Commissioners for the past few years have devoted $150,000 annually from the County’s share of the Conservation Trust Fund (CTF). These funds are distributions from the Colorado Lottery. The balance initially was used in upgrading the Fairgrounds and more recently major repairs and improvements to the Boettcher Mansion. The CTF funds are available to any non-profit or governmental institution provided the funds are spent on governmentally-owned properties. The 2009 CTF grants include: $18,073 to Beaver Ranch for a furnace replacement and septic system maintenance, $13,20 to Columbine Knolls Rec for a security system at Marker Park, $21,194 to the Conifer Area Council for a trail master plan and trail construction along Sutton Road, $8,000 to Evergreen P&R for a a special needs playground surface at Buchanan Park, Friends of Dinosaur Ridge to shelter fossils along Triceratops Trail at Fossil Trace Golf Course, $19,163 to Pleasant View Metro for backstop replacement at Wolf park, $25,000 to Prospect Rec for resurfacing parking lots at Maple Grove Park, and $15,450 South Suburban P&R for a trail shelter in the Trail Mark subdivision.

The 2009 Open Space budget included $2 million for joint venture grants to cities and districts. The 2009 grants include:$227,457 to Arvada for an future skate park at O’Kane park, $82,868 to Golden for a Clear Creek Park master plan and improvements to the white water course, $350,000 to Lakewood for ballfield construction in Coyote Park, $300,000 to Westminster for renovation of the City Park aquatics facility, $275,000 to Wheat Ridge for the first phase of park construction at 35th and Kipling, $28,600 to Apex P&R for dugout covers at the Harold Lutz Sports Complex, $92,820 to Columbine Knolls Rec for tennis court renovation, $60,000 to Evergreen P&R for a maintenance facility, $375,500 to Foothills P&R for lighting improvements at the Schaefer Athletic Complex, repairs to the Kipling Trail and at Clement Park. $84,000 to Ken-Caryl Metro for a pool slide, $11,255 to Normandy Estates for fencing and pool furnishings, $82,500 to Pleasant View Metro for improvements at Camp George West Park, and $30,000 to Prospect Rec for reclamation and reseeding at the Strippgen Property (Indiana and at Bibber Creek).

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