Pinnacle Consulting picked as new Boxelder Authority management team

The Boxelder Basin Regional Stormwater Authority on March 22 chose Pinnacle Consulting Group Inc. to provide management services for the coming year. The contract, agreed to pending delivery of a final copy for signatures, is for $126,000 and begins today, March 23.

Local Government Solutions, which has been managing the authority since its formation by the Town of Wellington, City of Fort Collins and Larimer County in 2008, will work with Pinnacle on the transition through April 13. The current contract with LGS expires at the end of March, and the authority’s board of directors voted not to renew it in November.

Pinnacle was among nine organizations responding to a request for proposals issued by board in February, including LGS. The original respondents were narrowed to a field of three finalists — Pinnacle, based in Loveland; Dahlgren Consulting Inc. and Ditesco, both of Fort Collins.

Stan Myers, District Manager for Pinnacle, will provide day-to-day management services for the authority. A civil engineer with 31 years’ experience, Myers oversaw the East I-25 Master Drainage Plan in Loveland while working for Northern Engineering. Peggy Dowswell, CPA, principal and CFO of Pinnacle, will handle the financial aspects, while Vice President Rich Shannon will consult on governmental affairs.

The first project facing Pinnacle is public outreach on potential alternative sites for the Eastside Detention Storage Project. A final site must be secured before the project to lessen flood impacts in the Boxelder Creek drainage between Wellington and Timnath can move forward.

The first portion of the project, expansion of Clark Reservoir, is nearly complete. Contractors have taken advantage of the unseasonably warm, dry weather to finish up landscaping and restoration work.

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