LA VETA — On Tuesday night the La Veta Town Board held a public hearing pertaining to the liquor license for La Veta Loco. However, no one representing the previous or new owners attended the session. Prior to the hearing, Debi Katzman, previous owner of La Veta Loco surrendered the liquor license. Apparently the new owner of La Veta Loco will pursue their own license rather than utilize a license transfer as was originally planned. In the regular board session the trustees voted to accept the surrender and it was noted all of this information has been sent to the state by the town clerk. Under old business, Mark Hornberger, with GMS Engineering, provided the board with an update of the town’s sewer improvement project. He noted the next phase of work (Segment 2) will take place on the Francisco Fort grounds. That work will entail changing the direction of the sewer so it will run to the west and will no longer run under the fort. The board also approved payments to GMS in the amount of $27,745.96 and a payment to the contractor RMS for $94,002.25. It appears that Two Peaks Fitness might be moving to an expanded location just south of
Charlie’s Market at 216 S. Main Street. The gym is a non-profit and has applied for a USDA Rural Development Community Facilities grant to purchase the property, which will provide a 50% expansion in space. Kerrie Meyler is the President and Chairman Two for the facility and asked the board for a letter of support, which they granted. The Oktoberfest Committee asked the board for permission to place an 8X12 foot storage shed on the grounds of the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts to store items for the festival and the theatre. The board approved the request. Chapparral Construction submitted the winning bid of $990 to remove willows from around the town’s sewage ponds and the town lakes. The La Veta Fire Protection District asked for and received permission to use Ryus Avenue for the Bonfils Blood drive during Oktoberfest. A change order was granted for the sidewalk project requesting that Section C, P, I be removed from the project as a re-measurement is needed for this section of Main Street. The change order cut $5,656 from the current project. The town is calling for bids on a 600’ section of pipeline in the alley south of Cuchara Street. The bids are due in the town hall by 5 pm on October 5th.