Town of Fraser delays Byers annexation and Bottle Pass Liquor license transfer |

Town of Fraser delays Byers annexation and Bottle Pass Liquor license transfer

The Fraser Town Board passed the resolution regarding signalization of Rendezvous Road late Wednesday, April 18.

The resolution states that the board supports and encourages signalization of Rendezvous Road and encourages Rendezvous, Grand Park, and the Colorado Department of Transportation to take steps to place a traffic signal at this intersection in addition to one at First Street.

Additionally the town will work “collaboratively with the Town of Winter Park toward better traffic management and access within the US Highway 40 corridor.”

Byers Peak Ranch

The resolution regarding the annexation petition for Byers Peak Ranch was postponed to a “drop dead date” of June 20. The Annexation Committee, consisting of Trustee Steve Sumrall and Mayor Peggy Smith, will meet with Byers Peak Ranch representatives the first week of May to discuss financial analysis of the annexation and will have a series of meeting thereafter, according to Jack Bestall, representing Byers Peak Ranch.

The town provided gross budget numbers to Byers Peak Ranch on roadway, snow removal, and maintenance costs, he said.

“We want to give this every chance to work, to come together,” said Bestall in a phone interview on Tuesday.

If the board adopts the pending resolution, negotiations to annex the 295-acre Byers Peak Ranch into the town of Fraser will end.

Liquor license

The public hearing for the transfer of the liquor license of Bottle Pass Liquor has been postponed to the May 16 Board of Trustees meeting.

Brian Pesch, representing the owners of Fraser Valley Shopping Center, opposed the transfer of the liquor license of Bottle Pass Liquor stating the applicant has a binding lease until August 2015. Bottle Pass Liquor wants to relocate to the Safeway Shopping Center (Fraser Market Place) and has already entered into a lease agreement there.

New trustee

Adam Cwiklin was sworn in as a trustee filling Peggy Smith’s position that became vacant when she was elected mayor.

Steve Sumrall and Clark Lipscomb were appointed to the School District’s opening and closing committee representing the town of Fraser.

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