County Offices, Courts, and the Landfill will all be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 for the Memorial Day Holiday. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.
Larimer County Law Enforcement is proposing a public safety radio facility to be built on Killpecker Mountain. This website will contain information and documents regarding this proposal.
The access road was completed as scheduled around October 1, 2015. The RFP for the tower and building purchase, and install have been received, reviewed and has been awarded to EasTex Tower, Inc. out of Colorado Springs. Details for the order and installation of the tower and building have been taking place with a possible install date to happen in June or July depending on weather conditions. Discussion and review of a plan for the powerline construction is ongoing with hopes of having the plan approved by the USFS so that construction can happen as soon as conditions allow. Part of that discussion is the removal of vegetation within the powerline right of way, which has delayed our ability to request bids for the clearing of the vegetation for the powerline. We are still hoping that information will be finalized soon so that bids can be accepted for the vegetation removal by the first part June.
At the beginning of September, 2015, a 30-year lease was signed between the United Sates Forest Service (USFS) and Larimer County for the Killpecker Mountain Communications Site. Within a few days tree clearing began for the access road from USFS Road 300. As of September 14, 2015 construction of the roughly 3/4 mile access road began by Larimer county Road and Bridge Dept. It is anticipated that the access road will be completed in the next 30 days. A Request for Proposal (RFP) will be sent out in the next 30-60 days for the construction of the radio tower site. Larimer County is still working with Poudre Valley REA in the design of the power line. We are hoping to have the design work for the power line done before the snow flies so that we can ask for tree removal bids and make plans for power line construction in the spring of 2016.