Grand County should have inclulded town in transfer station decision
January 15, 2009
To the Editor:
This is a copy of the letter I sent to Mayor Hershal Deputy of Hot Sulphur Springs about the proposed waste transfer station:
I read with interest the article in the Dec. 31 edition of the Sky-Hi Daily News. It appears that Grand County is again ignoring the joint planning process defined by both the Town’s and County’s Master Plans.
It’s my understanding that this parcel was recently rezoned from Forestry and Open to Commercial zoning, which could allow the use of the land to include the proposed waste transfer station. Was the Town notified of this zoning change and, if so, why was there no request for public input from the town’s citizens?
This parcel is within the 3-mile planning area designated in the Town’s Master Plan. One of the key vision statements in the Town’s Master Plan is to preserve the rural character of the town and the visual areas surrounding town, including the Highway 40 corridor.
I would strongly urge the Town Board to protest the zoning change until public input from the town’s citizens can be heard. Everything about the proposed project appears to go against the Town’s Master Plan, a plan that was developed and revised with significant public input.
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