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ABBOTSFORD WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1990
Nikolays donated 215 acres for recreational use
Abbotsford could become home to a major recreational area if ideas discussed at the recent Abbotsford Lions Club meeting can be fully developed. The talk was spurred by the proposed donation of 215 acres of land by Jack and Frank Nikolay to the Lions for development of a community recreational area.
Possibilities for the land, which is just north of the city, include a community center, golf course, swimming area, cross country ski trail, hiking and biking trails, picnic and camping areas, tennis and other recreational activities.
The proposal was presented at a Lions new membership meeting by Jack Nikolay and Membership Chairman Jim Rebne. Rebne said he has been in contact with the North Central Regional Planning Commission, which will supply topographical maps and possible land used drawings for the area. A DNR representative is also scheduled to visit soon to survey the property to make certain that any development would comply with state regulations regarding land use, wetlands, etc., and to discuss the chances of obtaining state grant funds for recreational facilities.
“The ideas are very preliminary at this time, and we realize this will be a massive undertaking. If it is to be successful, other groups besides the Lions will have to get involved,” Rebne stated.
He said further talks will be held, after input from the planning commission and the DNR is available.
THE TRIBUNE-P HONOGRAPH PUBLISHED IN ABBOTSFORD WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1970
Colby city sets budget
The Colby city council, at a regular meeting Tuesday night, set the 1971 budget with a tax levy unchanged from last year and spent considerable time in discussion on the progress of the sewage treatment plant and the high school parking and street paving project.
The budget hearing was held before the meeting at 8 p.m. There was no one present. The budget plans on expenditures of $102,000, virtually the same as last year, with a local property tax levy of $45,000, with is the same as 1970.
Keith Glasshof of Owen Ayres and Associates of Eau Claire, city engineers, explained the progress of the city’s application for funds for the sewage treatment plant, and asked for signatures on report and routine actions required by federal agencies.
Sanction of the project by the Federal Water Quality Administration is needed before construction can start. However, with Tuesday’s actions, it is expected in about two weeks, Glasshof stated.
Approximately $81,000 in grants has already been approved for the project.
Total contract price of the project will be approximately $331,000, Glasshof estimated. This can vary somewhat because of negotiations must still be made on some changes planned in sewer locations and water lines that are part of the project.
Engineering, legal and administrative costs, and site acquisition will raise the entire cost to about $383,000, he stated. Anticipated federal grants will amount to about $162,000, and state grants at $94,000.