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Fruita Officials Need Public Opinion For City Improvements

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Updated: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 01:08:25 MST

FRUITA, Colo. - The Fruita City Council will be discussing its major goals and changes to help with city resources and potential projects. The main topic at the meeting will be an update on a project about the Civic Center Park concerning the pavilion.


The stage is about 20 years old, and parks and recreation officials want to hear from the city council and the public about moving the pavilion to the other side of the park.


Officials say this would allow the park to be more integrated with downtown.


This project has an estimated cost of $550,000, and there is already some debate from residents.


“The stage had life expectancy. It's past that life expectancy, so it's time to be redone anyway,” said Fruita resident and business owner Tom Hinman.


“I think that everyone knows what's in this town, and when they go up to Civic Center and they know that there's other businesses around it, and if they're interested in those businesses, they'll go there whether the platform is on the west side or on the east side,” said Fruita resident Jacqueline Kwiecinski.


The Fruita city council meeting will be held at 325 East Aspen and will start at 7:00 Tuesday night.


Officials say they're also discussing physical improvements, such as creating wider sidewalks and having better communication with downtown businesses.

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