Kremmling Town Board rejects RV storage appeal
August 6, 2008
In a split vote, the Kremmling Board of Trustees rejected an appeal to locate a recreational vehicle and boat storage business near the town entrance.Trustee Grant Burger III and Susan Burger, a member of the planning commission, made an appeal to locate the business in a central business zone at 1633 Eagle Avenue on Monday. Their application was previously denied by the planning commission because the proposal did not meet the towns comprehensive plan standards, which state: The entrances to the town should be made more attractive and informative so that visitors will have a positive first image of Kremmling and be encouraged to stay.Of course beautification has become an issue, Grant Burger said. RV storage is what it is. Its not pretty. Its never going to be pretty.However, he said the surrounding area near the potential site is not beautiful, and that his business would conform to the location. Both of you are sitting board members, Trustee Erik Woog said, adding that no exceptions would be made. We do have a law about not complying with the use.I took an oath to uphold this code. The only thing I want to do here is make sure we dont break the law. Some board members said they were unaware that a compliance plan existed until recently.Were holding them to a criteria that we didnt even know existed, Trustee Mike Music said. I have a problem with that. Mayor Thomas Clark said he knew about the plan. Ignorance is not an excuse, he said. Part of this is a discovery process.Isaac Schonlau and Music favored the business, while Woog and Trustee Jason Bock were against it.Its pretty tough because rules have been written, Bock said. If we keep accepting appeals, other boards might as well be removed. Clark broke the tie by opposing the appeal.Theres no way to make this stuff look good, he reasoned. Liquor licenses updatedTrustees approved the OAces Liquor license transfer of ownership from Bill Janson to Jimmy Groff. The store is located at 301 Park Avenue.They also approved the Kum & Go liquor license, though the Kremmling Police noted a compliance failure in April.We have to be more conscientious about this, said Woog, before recommending that all employees complete TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) training from now on. Los Amigos also failed an April compliance check, and its liquor license was approved with the same recommendation.The board agreed to hear an appeal from John Vangrinsven, who has requested permission to build an oversized garage at 565 Kinsey Avenue, a residential high-density zone. The planning commission denied his application. Im not asking for a lot, Vangrinsven said, adding that he needs the extra space to work at his business he operates at his home. Woog said Vangrinsvens neighbor not might not mind the oversized garage, but future neighbors could. The town code allows for 1,200-square-foot garages; the garage Vangrinsven wants to put up is 1,500 square feet. The board agreed to hear his appeal Aug. 20.