Art, landscaping or both at new Carbondale roundabout?

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And, according to the staff memo, it may be necessary to redesign and build a new foundation for particular pieces. Finally, the memo noted, The center of a two-lane roundabout would be a difficult area to remove and install art on an annual basis. The memo, prepared by Town Manager Jay Harrington and Public Works Director Larry Ballenger, contains an estimate of $15,000 to $20,000 to install irrigation, do the landscaping and install a foundation for the artwork or artworks in question. The costs would be shared between the town and CDOT, with the town assuming any expenses for installing the foundation and the artwork, Harrington told the Post Independent. In other action, the trustees will: Review a $133,580 contract to hire the Clarion Associates LLC to work on turning out a Unified Development Code.
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