Fort Lupton City Council agreed Aug. 17 to support the annual Lorraine Bachicha/Have a Heart Softball Tournament at Pearson Park, U.S. Highway 85 and state Highway 52. She died in 2012.
The tournament is set to run the last weekend in September. Her family sponsors the tournament to aid those in the area who are dealing with difficult times. In years past, funds have gone to locals facing cancer, a father raising his family after his wife passed.
“We’ve got our ducks in a row,” said Bachicha’s husband, Pino. “We’ve got insurance to cover the players and ourselves, obviously. We want to thank you for all you’ve done for us.”
“We want to thank you for bringing it to us and congratulate you on 35 years,” said Mayor Zo Stieber Hubbard. “It’s very impressive.”
Fort Lupton resident Janice Wilkin had a couple of things on her mind, and both applied to road work on Weld County Road 29 ½.
“I see a lot of safety issues there with the slope. It was built too high,” she said. “There’s going to be a lot of issues there. Water is going to be running this winter, and we’re going to have ice. I called Roy Vestal and never got a return call.”
Vestal was not in attendance at the Aug. 17 meeting.
“I heard they paved one side of the road. Why didn’t they just go ahead and pave both sides and then reimburse you guys?” Wilkin asked. “Everyone wants to drive on the paved side of the street.”
Stieber Hubbard said the city does not pay for paving in those instances but the developer does.
“There is a potential for an accident to happen,” Wilkins said.
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