Improvements, expansion at PLPOA rec center to be discussed


By Penny Kipley
Special to The SUN

An open meeting will be held at the Pagosa Lakes Recreation Center during which those in attendance will discuss future plans for possible expansion/improvements at the center.

This meeting will be held May 22, at 5:30 p.m., and will take place in the aerobics room of the center, which is located at 45 Eagles Loft Circle.

An architect will be present to answer questions and discuss options.

The recreation center is now more than 25 years old; it has served its members well, and the success of this community asset has helped keep assessments low for all property owners by operating at a net profit.

Over the last number of years, part of the annual assessment has been set aside in a capital improvement fund dedicated to enhancing and improving the facility. Elements of the heating and cooling system are past or approaching the end of their useful life. Rather than just replacing these elements, staff is looking to upgrade the facility so it becomes more energy efficient, utilizing the latest technology.

This is a perfect opportunity to examine ways to improve and expand the facility, enhance the experience, grow the membership and increase the revenue stream to serve all property owners, not just those who are rec center members. The money in the capital improvement fund has been collected exclusively for this purpose. There will be no request for additional funding in a proposal, and it will not affect owner assessments or rec center membership fees.

Attend the meeting on May 22 and provide input regarding this important topic.