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Grand County Master Plan meetings continue this week

Tonya Bina
Sky-Hi Daily News

The second set of Grand County Master Plan meetings will take place this week, June 3 to 5, and the county is encouraging the public to attend.

Citizens will be asked to locate where they think future development is most appropriate and where it should be discouraged by placing chips on a map, according to the Grand County Planning Department. Participants may also outline where open space should be preserved.

Also, results from the first series of meetings and surveys will be presented.

Anyone may take part in one of the meetings, including those citizens who live in municipalities.

The meetings are part of the process of overhauling the County Master Plan, which was last revised in 1997. The county contracted Foresee Consulting of Lyons, Colo. to help compile the meeting results.

Comprehensive plans provide a road map for long-range planning for elected officials, but its content comes primarily from citizens. The document tries to identify what citizens’ needs and desires are for the next 20 to 30 years to help scope land-use decision making.

Since planning values may be different in various areas of the county, the plan will include the sub-areas of Kremmling, the Fraser Valley and the Three Lakes/Granby area under the umbrella of a Grand County master plan.

Each of the meetings take place at 5:30 p.m. and may last two to two and a half hours. Food will be provided.

On Tuesday, June 3, the meeting takes place at the Granby Community Center in Granby; Wednesday, June 4, the meeting is at the Fraser Historic Church, Fraser; and Thursday, June 5, at the Kremmling CSU Extension Hall.

So far, the county has collected 60 online surveys, and about 120 people completed them during the first series of master plan meetings. To complete a survey, visit http://co.grand.co.us/ and click on “Master Plan Survey.”

The dates of the final set of meetings, during which citizens will be asked about choices for the future, will be determined within the next couple weeks, according to Planning Director Kristen Manguso. It’s presumed those meeting will take place after school starts.

The county master plan is scheduled to be completed in December.

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


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