CRMS road vacation request before county commish |

CRMS road vacation request before county commish

Garfield County commissioners on Monday will consider a request by Colorado Rocky Mountain School near Carbondale to vacate a historic county road easement that runs through the campus of the independent college preparatory school.

The county’s planning commission, at an earlier meeting, recommended against the request to vacate the old County Road 106 easement, which is closed to vehicle traffic but which is used as a foot trail between the unincorporated burg of Satank and the main part of C.R. 106 leading into Carbondale.

The county has denied previous requests by the school to vacate the road easement, which school officials say presents a student safety and campus security concern at the private boarding school.

The latest proposal by the school calls for replacing the foot path with a paved connection to an existing bike and pedestrian path around the campus along Dolores Way. That would then connect to a planned bike path along the west side of Highway 133 heading into town, which is part of a larger highway improvements project that is soon to be under way.

Satank-area residents have objected to the road closure through the CRMS campus, saying it provides the most direct link to town.

The matter is scheduled to be heard by the county commissioners during the afternoon session of their regular Monday meeting, beginning at 1 p.m. at the county administration building, 108 Eighth St., Room 100, in Glenwood Springs.

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