County digs into Mayo’s septic system |

County digs into Mayo’s septic system

by Lynn Burton
Post Independent Staff

Stuff is really hitting the fan for Bob Mayo.

First, Garfield County District Court Judge Thomas Ossola upheld the county’s preliminary injunction on Oct. 15, which prevents the New Castle area resident from using a new structure on his property as a meeting hall.

On Monday, the Garfield County commissioners instructed staff to pursue legal action against Mayo for allegedly not obtaining a permit for the septic system he installed for the structure.

County planner Mark Bean said the county will hold a hearing to review the alleged violation later this year.

“I’m sure there are some possible fines,” Bean said.

Mayo has admitted building a 2,400-square-foot meeting hall on his property without obtaining a building permit or a conditional use permit. He has said he hopes to turn the building over to the American Legion for its meetings and activities.

In other action Monday, the county commissioners:

– Approved a planned unit development amendment for Spring Valley Ranch, which allows rerouting of County Road 114 for approximately a half mile east of its existing configuration near the Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley Campus. Garfield County staff supported the realignment for safety reasons. The developer will pay the costs for the realignment.

– Awarded $24,000 in contracts to United Companies and Western Slope Aggregates for road sanding materials. United Companies’ bid was for $9,000 for 1,500 tons of materials, and Western Slope Aggregates bid was $15,000 for 2,500 tons.

– Appointed the following representatives to the Human Services Commission: Richard Roper (who will serve as a representative for the clergy), Donielle Pennington (will represent law enforcement), Cheryl Hurst (to represent Garfield Legal Services), Frannie Gillming (to represent the Salvation Army).

– Awarded a contract not to exceed $53,000 to RRC Associates to provide consulting services to rewrite the county’s 1997-1998 traffic and destination study. The study will look at traffic flow patterns from Aspen to Parachute, to help designate new road categories, including heavy hauling, primary and secondary roads.

Contact Lynn Burton:

945-8515, ext. 534

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