January 2020 Update

Happy New Year! We are excited for all the work on the YMCA recreation center that will begin in 2020 and wish everyone a happy and successful New Year!

We were able to negotiate a guaranteed maximum price with our contractor.   We finalized and signed Guaranteed Maximum Price Amendment with Adolfson & Peterson Construction.  This contract will help us stay in budget for the project and ensure a maximum price for our contract.

We confirmed with BRS the gas load for phase 1 and sent it to Xcel for verification.

Xcel is ready to begin the electrical work and we have authorized the work to begin.  We authorized the Frost Agreement and Electrical and Gas contingency documents.

December 2019 Update

The Board of Directors meet on December 4, 2019 to review financial matters and legal matters.

The Board welcomed Pascal Dengah from High Plains Metro District to the board of Directors. He was appointed as Assistant Secretary. Thank you Pascal for serving on the board and welcome Pascal!

The Board considered and approved an adoption of the 2020 Annual Administrative Resolution.

The Board created a meeting schedule for 2020. Our meetings will be held quarterly on the first Wednesday of each quarter at 9am at the Wheatlands Clubhouse. The quarterly meetings will begin in March. To view meeting minutes and agenda click here.

The Board approved a New Building Committee that will help with the day to day and week to week progress of the construction. Thank you Wheatlands resident, Danielle Lammon for volunteering and serving on this committee with Kathy Barela.

The Board conducted the public hearing on the 2020 Budget and it was approved.

The Board considered and approved the amendment to Wheatlands Park and Recreation Authority Establishment agreement.

The Board approved the 2019 audit to be completed by Fiscal Focus Partners.

The Board discussed the construction and cost projections for the project. Discussion continues with the individual contractors to try and lower the overall cost of the project and avoid duplicity between contractors.

The City of Aurora sent back a few more changes and we are continuing to work with them for final approval.

**Please note these are unofficial meeting minutes and the official meeting minutes will be posted once a quorum of the board has approved them at the next meeting**

Ground Breaking Ceremony

It was a chilly day, and we want to thank everyone who came out and braved the cold to be with us on this exciting and important milestone in the project.

We had several speakers at the ceremony, representing the YMCA and the Wheatlands Park and Recreation Authority, share what the project means to them and the community. We want to thank Kimberly Armitage, Vice President of Strategic Growth and Membership for the YMCA of Metro Denver, Sue Glass, President and CEO of the Denver YMCA, Kathy Barela Board Member of the Wheatlands Park and Recreation Authority and Craig Wagner, Advisory board member of the Aurora Family YMCA for speaking at the event.

Please join us in recognizing the following members of the YMCA Advisory Board….
Adrian Frank
Greg Shields
Jim Bickford
Krista Simonson
Michael Giles
Richard Turnquist
Robert Jamieson
Susan Davis
Stephen Brunston
Mary Beth Brunston


YMCA Staff Members…
Kimberly Armitage
Lori Walker

We’d also like to thank these key contributors to the project:
Country Commissioner Jeff Baker
Friend of the Y, Debbie Ford and Brian Curd

Representing the project funder, Mutual of Omaha, Rebecca Kuhle and Matt Hanson
Architect Keith Hayes and the Team at BRS Architecture
Our General Contractor, the Team at Adolfson & Peterson construction

Members of the Wheatlands Park and Recreation Authority…
Kathy Barela
Polly Martin

Rotary members…
Rick Richard
Ken Hostetler

And investors…
Larry & Jeannie Pisciotta
Craig & Angel Wagner

We celebrate the vision, advocacy, and commitment of everyone that attended and has worked behind the scenes to make this project a reality. We thank everyone who helped bring us to where we are today.

Scheduling Ground Breaking

The Wheatlands Park and Recreation Authority met yesterday October 9th to discuss the schedule for ground breaking. We are eager to move some dirt! The City of Aurora is completing a final review of our plan which can take 8-12 weeks. After final approval we are all set to begin construction. Once construction starts we are anticipating a 14 month project.

We appreciate all the residents who attended our meeting and look forward to continuing to involve the community. If you do have any questions or comments and are not able to attend a meeting feel free to email us at wheatlandsparkandrec@gmail.com

We are continuing to enhance our website and added more design pictures, so please take a look on the design page.

***Please note these are not official meeting minutes and official meeting minutes will be posted once a quorum of the board has approved them at the following meeting***