Grand County prepares to give land to Grand Lake
July 19, 2009
Three areas of property long-owned by Grand County within the town of Grand Lake may soon change hands.
Although the county has owned a steep glacial hillside for years along Grand Lake’s Grand Avenue, the town has never been willing to take the properties off the county’s hands due to the liability and the money it would take to shore up the property.
The hill along Grand Avenue is so steep, rocks often fall. The town saw little public benefit owning it.
Now a potential buyer of the steep Glacial Moraine lots, Todd Hammerlund of Grand Lake, has shown interest, causing the town to reconsider.
Town board members agreed on Monday to accept the county’s parcels of property, afraid that the county was considering putting a large part of the town’s Triangle Park up for sale (across from Mountain Food Market) along with the steep Glacial Moraine.
“We’re pleased the town is taking (the lots),” said County Manager Lurline Underbrink Curran on Friday.