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Grand County schedules final public meeting for input on master plan

As Grand County enters the final stages of developing a new master plan, citizens are encouraged to let the county know how and where they would like growth to be directed in the future.

Planning officials say they are concerned that turnout at master plan meetings thus far has been spotty.

Master plans are intended to guide policy-makers in land-use decisions. Those involved in formulating the Grand County plan are trying to incorporate as much citizen input into the plan as possible, they say.

One more public meeting will be held to finalize and scope the county’s master plan ” the road map for future development, conservation and decision-making. County planning officials and master plan consultants from Shapins Belt Collins of Boulder will host an open house from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 9, at the Grand County commissioners meeting room in the Administration Building.

The public is invited to participate throughout the open house. Consultants and planning officials will be there to answer questions.

Maps reflecting growth areas in the county and around towns for the next 20 years ” derived from public comment thus far ” will be available for study.

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The draft master plan will include input from town officials throughout Grand County as well.

Citizens are encouraged to examine the guidelines that future Grand County elected officials might consider when making decisions about building applications, zoning and land use.

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