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Summit County Opens New Fleet Maintenance Facility

October 21, 2010

FRISCO, CO - Summit County officials welcomed the completion of a $14 million fleet maintenance facility at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 18 in Frisco. The new facility replaces an older fleet maintenance building constructed in the late 1960s, according to the Summit Daily News.

The county received $9.8 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help finance the 31,000 square-foot building.

County Commissioners said that the County had plans for the new facility ready to go when the federal funds became available for such "shovel-ready" projects.

The facility was designed with energy-saving features and technology. Day lighting windows and reflective floors limit electricity usage in the building. A solar wall cuts heating costs by warming the air before it enters the building, and insulated walls constructed largely from recycled materials help with interior temperature control. It is also equipped with a pole-mounted photovoltaic solar power system expected to save almost $1,500 a year in electricity and increase the property value by nearly $30,000, according to the newspaper.

Additional state stimulus funding covered parts of the facility used for repairs and upkeep of the County bus fleet, which includes 10 heavy duty bays for bus repairs. There are also automotive bays, a drive-through vehicle wash, and seven fueling stations.

The former maintenance building, located next door, will now be used by the Road and Bridge Department to store snowplows, according to the newspaper.

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