Repairs on Royal Gorge delayed

Carl Winder, Multimedia Journalist, carl.winder@krdo.com
POSTED: 11:03 PM MDT Oct 23, 2013    UPDATED: 11:04 PM MDT Oct 23, 2013 
CANON CITY, Colo. -

Royal Gorge Park is a place for people to get away to, meet people and create memories, but all of that will be put on hold.

Canon City Council met Wednesday to discuss plans to reconstruct Royal Gorge Park.

The park was devastated by wildfires in June.

The meeting started off public, but after the plans were presented to City Council the meeting went private for more than 40 minutes.

Canon City Mayor Tony Greer said this happened because of legal ramifications.

"We have to stay congruent with our lease agreement and our charter and we want to make sure we are doing the right thing," Greer said.

People at the meeting waited for the private session to end, Gerald Meloni was one of those people and he was expecting more from the meeting. 

"We were all hoping for a little more information but you have a big issue for Canon City," Meloni said.

Mayor Greer said if you are going to do something, you might as well do it right.

"(We) decided to take a step back and really plan something that will leave a legacy for our citizens," Mayor Greer said.

City council will decided to approve the plans on Nov 4.