Letter: I will vote no on Fraser referendums | SkyHiNews.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Letter: I will vote no on Fraser referendums

To the Editor:

On Oct. 9, Clark Lipscomb’s Byers Peak Properties submitted a sketch proposal to the Grand County Planning and Zoning Commission that asked to build a total of 1,233 units in accord with standard county zoning, which includes 35-foot height limits and 30-foot setbacks, with zero commercially-zoned space.

That compares with what the Fraser Town Board already agreed to in the annexation/rezoning: a total of 1,897 units, up to 45 feet tall, with setbacks as small as 10 feet, and 180,000 sq. ft. of commercial zoning. That’s right, the agreement negotiated by our town is much worse in each respect than Clark’s opening gambit with the county.



This proves what we have known all along: the Town of Fraser did not negotiate the best possible agreement. We need to fix the agreement along the lines of what he has just submitted to the county, to provide protection for our town’s views, environment, and small town character. Fortunately, this is still possible. On the Fraser town ballots you should soon receive in the mail, please vote NO on Referendums 300 and 301.

Rick Edelson



Fraser


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

The Sky-Hi News strives to deliver powerful stories that spark emotion and focus on the place we live.

Over the past year, contributions from readers like you helped to fund some of our most important reporting, including coverage of the East Troublesome Fire.

If you value local journalism, consider making a contribution to our newsroom in support of the work we do.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


Opinion

Letter: It’s nice to be recognized

I want to publicly thank the Lion’s Club for the “Pay it Forward” money they recently gave to me. I have been a full-time resident of Fraser Valley for three years now and work in…



See more