Kremmling begins process to annex Red Mountain and S-O storage properties
Grand County, Colorado
The Kremmling Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution Monday to annex properties that will become Red Mountain Storage and S-O Storage.
“It’s a good thing,” said Kremmling Mayor Thomas Clark. “It’s something that the planning and zoning commission requested at least as long as I’ve been the mayor (since 2002).”
The properties are located completely inside the Kremmling boundaries. Red Mountain is located at the junction of Eagle and Park avenues, near the east end; and S-O Storage is on northwest corner of U.S. Highway 40 and 17th Street.
Town Manager Ted Soltis will post the resolution of the annexations of the two storages in the newspaper for four weeks. The board will then consider approving an ordinance to annex the properties at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the town hall, 200 Eagle Ave. A hearing will then take place for the zoning at a date to be determined.
“With them annexed into the town they’ll then be paying taxes to the town of Kremmling,” said Soltis. “They will pay for the benefits that they are getting right now.”
Both properties owners are on board with the annexation, he said.
“The benefit to the property (owners) is they have access to water and sewer at the same rates that everyone else has,” Soltis said.
Since the town initiated the enclave annexations, property owners will not have to pay a fee. A property is considered an enclave when the town surrounds it, Soltis said.
Both properties are owned by limited liability companies. Jeff Miller owns Red Mountain Storage, and S-O Storage had just started a process with Grand County to become a storage business, he said.
If the board approves the enclave annexation Feb. 18, it would be official after 30 days.
Other properties that could be annexed into the town are the land parcels next to the PK-8 and West Grand High schools, as well as the Kremmling Memorial Hospital, he said.
“There are a number of parcels that can be annexed into the town,” Soltis said. “These properties annex into the town, they pay town property tax ” that gives the town more money to work with.”
” Katie Looby covers government and education for the Sky-Hi Daily News. You may reach her at 887-3334 ext. 19601 or email@example.com.
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