Safety center meeting set |

Safety center meeting set

Tyler Baskfield

People with questions about the progress of the new Moffat County Public Safety Center will have the opportunity to have those questions answered next week.

There will be a public meeting regarding the safety center at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Craig City Council chambers. The meeting has been scheduled to inform the community on the progress that has been made and to introduce TCD Inc. the contractor from Steamboat Springs that was chosen to complete the construction. DLR Group of Denver will continue the architectural work for the project.

Jim Robertson, safety center project manager, will be at the meeting along with members of the Public Safety Center Work Group to get the public up-to-date on the project. According to Robertson, the meeting should be informative to people who are interested in the project.

“We want to keep people informed on where we are at in the course of the project,” said Robertson. “It is more of an informative meeting, but we will be happy to entertain questions and comments on the project. We’re excited that the project is moving forward and excited to start digging.”

If everything goes as planned, Robertson expects workers will begin moving dirt on the site Nov. 15.

Moffat County Sheriff Buddy Grinstead, a member of the work group, is disappointed in amount of time that it has taken the project to get to this point, but believes the project will benefit Craig and Moffat County.

“It sure seems to be moving slow, but that’s to be expected on a project this size,” said Grinstead. “I’m glad to see we’re making progress.”

Grinstead believes the meeting Tuesday will benefit both the community and the Public Safety Center Work Group. He said it is important to hear what the citizens think about the project so far.

“We definitely want to hear from the citizens because it is a public project not just a law enforcement project,” said Grinstead.

Craig Police Department Chief Walt Vanatta believes the meeting will be informative for anyone who decides to attend. He is also pleased with the way the different law enforcement agencies that will be stationed in the new building have been working with each other on the project.

“The great thing about this project is the cooperation between everyone,” said Vanatta. “Everybody is willing to give and take so that the building is still efficient, cost effective and works for everyone.”

While Vanatta is pleased with the cooperation, he is still anxious to see some dirt moved on the site. Bids for the dirt work and demolition of the old water treatment plant buildings are being accepted with the contract scheduled to be awarded next week.

“We will all be absolutely delighted to see some work going on out there,” said Vanetta.