Crews will work under Third Street

Public works crews will complete necessary waterline work beneath Third Street this summer to pave it this fall, the Hayden Town Board determined Thursday.

Revenues from approved subdivisions in and around Hayden have given the town about $45,000 to spend on improving roads that will be used by residents of the new developments.

The subdivisions -- Sagewood, which is in its second phase, Hidden Springs and the recently approved Meadow subdivision -- will add traffic to the already busy Third and Poplar streets.

"Given the condition of Third Street, we're probably going to be paving that this fall," Town Manager Russ Martin said, noting that Third Street is in much worse condition than Poplar Street.

Before starting the paving project, however, the town needs to disconnect several businesses in the area from an old 4-inch waterline and tie them into a new 8-inch waterline under Third Street.

The board decided it would be timely and cost-effective to tackle the work between waterline and paving projects happening in the area and also planned for this summer.

Trustees emphasized they will refocus on other needed paving projects when they review the 2005 budget this fall. A complete renovation of Poplar Street is planned for 2008, Martin said.

In other business, trustees reappointed Bill Irvine to the Board of Adjustment.

They also wrote a letter to the Colorado Water Conservation Board supporting the city of Steamboat Springs' application for recreational water rights on the Yampa River. The rights would help protect future stream flows for kayaking, as well as boating, tubing, rafting and canoeing.

Among parties opposing the application are Routt County, Oak Creek, Yampa and the Upper Yampa Water Conservation District. The conservation board will hold a hearing on the application today at the Steamboat Grand Resort and Conference Center.

-- To reach Tamera Manzanares, call 871-4204 or e-mail

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