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Frederick breaks ground on new public works facility

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By Ben Wiebesiek

FREDERICK — The town of Frederick broke ground April 23 on a new 18,560-square-foot public works facility.

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The $2.45-million facility will be at 7301 Eagle Blvd. in the new Eagle Business Park northwest of the intersection of Silver Birch Boulevard and Tipple Parkway.

In a press release, the town of Frederick projects completion of the project in October 2014.

Design and construction were approved last year by the board of trustees. The Town Board approved the process for design and construction of a new facility in 2013.

 

The project is being paid for out of the Capital Facilities Fund, which is a special revenue fund. A special revenue fund is established by a government to collect money that must be used for a specific type of project, which in this case means the acquisition of property and equipment, the construction of public buildings, and the planning and engineering studies to implement the prior mentioned capital facilities. 

Town Manager Matt LeCerf praised the goals of the project.

“This much-needed upgrade will help the Public Works Department serve the residents of Frederick more efficiently and effectively,” LeCerf said. “We’re excited to keep everyone informed as construction progresses on this new community asset.”

The building site will be approximately five acres, fenced in, and the building itself will included 3,420 square feet of office space and 15,230 square feet of shop, vehicle and storage space which will be accessible by 14 garage doors bays. 

The office area will include men’s and women’s locker rooms, a conference room and office areas for staff. A Clearspan structure on the site will house materials such as IceSlicer, mulch, sand and gravel as well as liquid storage tanks for mag chloride and other liquids so that these materials can be purchased in bulk to save money. 

A t-shed structure will help protect exterior trailers and equipment on the back lot to extend the life of this equipment. The building will have a bulk oil dispenser system, an auto vehicle lift for maintenance, an exterior wash pad, and an air compressor system for all the vehicle bays.

The Town Capital Facilities fund receives revenues from fees charged to applicants for new commercial and residential building permits. No taxes are collected as revenues in this fund. 

 

Contact Ben Wiebesiek at 303-659-2522, ext. 205, or email bwiebesiek@metrowestnewspapers.com