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Sign plan, Byers Peak Ranch annexation on Fraser agenda

Reid Armstrong
Sky-Hi News
Grand County, CO Colorado

FRASER – Several major issues will return to the plate at the Town of Fraser’s Wednesday, May 5, regular meeting.

The Grand Park Master Sign Plan amendments, dealing with signage for the future village area, will be before the board for consideration. April’s public hearing on the plan revealed ongoing public concerns about the size and location of signs. The board asked developer Clark Lipscomb to work with town planner to make a few changes before moving for final approval.

Another issue re-emerging at next Wednesday’s meeting is the pre-annexation agreement for Byers Peak Ranch. Lipscomb has asked the board to take the discussion back up after more than a year of silence on his part, said Town Manager Jeff Durbin.

The initial annexation petition was submitted to town staff in December 2007. It was approved by the town board in 2008 but was never signed and executed by Lipscomb. Prior to proceeding with the annexation process, the board has asked Lipscomb to commit to pay all legal and engineering cost. The board is asking for a $10,000 deposit. This discussion, Durbin added, has nothing to do with the annexation itself and executing a pre-annexation agreement does not commit the board to following through with the annexation, he said.

Annexation would bring public water and sewer to that property, which would allow for higher density. It would also support Lipscomb’s Adventure Park.

If the town doesn’t annex the ranch, the developer will be forced to build his own small wastewater treatment plant on the site, Durbin said.

Wedenesday’s meeting is only to discuss the conditions that must be agreed upon prior to discussing

The board meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Fraser’s Town Hall. The board will be taking a tour of the wastewater treatment plant from 6-7 p.m.

– Reid Armstrong can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19610 or

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