BRIGHTON — The silo of the Bromley-Koizuma Hishiuma farm is the latest feature of the city’s ongoing restoration project to get repaired. City council voted unanimously to enter into a match grant agreement with the Colorado Historical Society during a special Jan. 8 meeting.
“The grant is to restore the silo. That’s the last exterior piece of the Bromley House we have left to do, so that will complete the exterior of the home,” Parks and Recreation Director Gary Wardle said. “The total project cost is $54,300. The grant we’re going to get from the state historic fund is $31,500 and the city will contribute $22,800 which is included in the 2013 budget.”
Wardle said the department would like to keep the project moving so the design can be completed and the project can be put out to bid in the next 30 days.
Councilwoman Wilma Rose said she’s glad to see the project is moving forward.
“I’m glad we’re going to be able to have the whole farm looking really nice soon and then, hopefully, we can move on to getting it an active place for people to visit,” she said.
Mayor Dick McLean said council “is very proud” of the restoration and Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Scott thanked Wardle and everyone else who worked on the project.