Granby poised to annex Mega-Matt property |

Granby poised to annex Mega-Matt property

The town of Granby is looking into annexing the Mega-Matt property, the subject of tax liens last fall on the west end of town.

Patricia D. Ramirez of Encampment, Wyo., of Ehnle Fuel and Oil petitioned the town last November to seek annexation of the gas station facility on behalf of a potential buyer interested in turning the property into a Kum and Go convenience store and station.

The property is under contract, according to Deb Hess of the town of Granby.

The annexation has been before the Granby town boards on several occasions, starting on Dec. 11 when the town adopted a resolution accepting the petition. It then appeared before the planning commission, and again in front of the town board on Jan. 22, at which time the board continued the public hearing to Tuesday, Feb. 12.

The town discussed supplying the Mega-Matt property town water, something presently under study by engineers.

The property would be zoned Highway General Business, according to the draft annexation agreement .

Upon annexation, the agreement further reads, the property owner would agree to pay a 4 percent use tax to the town.

Then, when the commercial business is up and running, the town would “apply 50 percent of the proceeds generated by the payment of such use tax associated with the property within two years to the Town of Granby Water and Sewer District for sewer tap fees and other infrastructure improvements made on the property.” The town would do the same for another three years.

It was reported last fall Mega-Matt gas station proprietor Ramirez, who had been in the business 22 years, opted to quit filling gas tanks at the station in the storm of escalating gas prices. The station and convenience store are now closed.

” Tonya Bina can be reached at 887-3334 ext. 19603 or e-mail

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