Letter: Shame on Grand County
To the Editor:
Grand County stands alone! Shame on them. One just needs to drive through Summit County and you soon realize that the zoning laws and regulations there are important to the people of Summit County, and those in that county’s government. Whether inside or outside the city limits of Silverthorne, Dillon, Frisco, and Breckenridge, they seem to stay on top of keeping that county looking good.
I have been to the office responsible for Grand County zoning several times. I voiced my concerns of danger to public health and safety concerning an abandoned gas station with gas tanks still in the ground after many years and an abandoned motel with junk cars, boats, snowmobiles, right behind it. I was told the county won’t and can’t do anything about either one! I was told it’s a shame in Grand County but that is just the way it is!
If what they say is true then Grand County zoning needs a complete overhaul. The groundwater may certainly be at question after years of steel gas tanks being left in the ground; no one at the county office was concerned. People abandon unlicensed vehicles at the motel at different intervals so the inventory continues to rise; 10 vehicles, 3 boats, 4 snowmobiles and assorted trash. All of this is 3 miles south of Grand Lake right on Highway 34.
On the other side of the highway are million dollar homes: talk about across the tracks. Get this, all of this is in Grand County’s Tourist Zone, where you would think they would stay on top of that zone looking good. Shame on Grand County government is all I can say.
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