County OKs Carbondale lot split, cavern restaurant liquor license
Garfield County commissioners approved a four-lot subdivision exemption Monday on 152 acres just east of Carbondale.Rancher Rex Coffman won approval to split three four-acre parcels from his property south of County Road 100, leaving one parcel of 140 acres.Planner Tim Malloy, who represented Coffman, said his client will create three single-family building sites on the four-acre sites. Coffman has not decided what to do with the other site, much of which is on a hillside.Malloy told the commissioners that 35 acres of the 140-acre site will be sold to log home builder Skip Ackerman, who already operates his business on the property.Malloy said Coffman also owns approximately 150 acres on the north side of County Road 100, and is thinking about placing a conservation easement on it.In other business on Monday, the commissioners:-Released a list of finalists for the county surveyor position. They are: Scot Aibner, Richard Michelbrink, Udell Williams and former county surveyor Sam Phelps, who declined to seek re-election last year. The commissioners did not say when interviews will be held.-Approved a hotel/restaurant liquor license for a mountaintop bar and restaurant at Glenwood Caverns. Caverns co-owner Steve Beckley said he hopes to open in April. The license allows liquor on the restaurant deck and on a surrounding plaza, but not on the Iron Mountain Tramway, which will run between the caverns and Two Rivers Plaza Road.The next county commissioner meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 18.Contact Lynn Burton: 945-8515, ext. email@example.com
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