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Designs reviewed for Avon stage

Sarah Mausolf
Avon, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado – Town Council members Tuesday talked about launching a fundraising campaign for a pavilion at Harry A. Nottingham Park.

Officials looked at three options for the pavilion’s design. Price tags ranged from $250,000 to $450,000.

Avon’s engineer Justin Hildreth said the town staff recommends the $300,000 option, which includes stage, metal roof, seating wall and small side walls.

“We thought we needed more aesthetic improvements because of where it’s located in the park,” he said. “It’s such a prominent location.”

The stage would stand between the municipal building and the sports field, Hildreth said.

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The town has about $200,000 available to pay for the stage from the community enhancement fund, he said.

To generate the rest of the funds, Hildreth said the town could start a fundraising campaign or wait until its capital projects fund has enough money, which would likely take until at least 2011.

Some board members said they were receptive to starting a fundraising effort.

“I personally think it does need a capital campaign, starting now,” Councilwoman Amy Phillips said. “I do, however, think the economic climate is going to make it more challenging than we’re thinking of right now.”

Citing the town’s tight finances, Mayor Ron Wolfe said the town might consider funding the entire project with a fundraising campaign.

“It makes sense to go a little further,” he said.

A committee would do the fundraising, officials said.

The stage would host special events, performances and concerts, such as the annual Third of July celebration, Hildreth said.

Town Manager Larry Brooks said the soonest the town could begin construction would be in the fall.

Staff Writer Sarah Mausolf can be reached at 970-748-2928 or

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