Missouri Heights subdivision goes before Garfield County commissioners again | PostIndependent.com

Missouri Heights subdivision goes before Garfield County commissioners again

Phillip Yates
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” The Garfield County commissioners will again consider a 93-lot subdivision on historic ranchland in Missouri Heights on Monday.

The commissioners are expected to review the preliminary plan for the Hunt Ranch subdivision at about 1:15 p.m. on Monday, said Craig Richardson, a senior planner for Garfield County.

The rescheduled hearing stems from an August meeting when commissioners told developers of the controversial subdivision that consideration of the development could not go forward because of a “defect in notice.”

That “defect” occurred because the legal advertisement, serving as a notice of the commissioners’ hearing of the subdivision, was not published in The Citizen Telegram. The advertisement appeared in the Post Independent, but the newspaper is no longer considered the “paper of record” in Garfield County because it does not have a second-class mailing permit with the United States Postal Service.

The only paper in Garfield County that has one is The Citizen Telegram. The Glenwood Springs Post Independent hasn’t had its second-class mailing permit since June 2.

Most government public notices, such as for hearings set to be heard before the county commissioners, must be printed in local papers of record so residents can know what their local governments are considering.

Developers submitted their plan for the Hunt Ranch subdivision to the county in December. The plan for the subdivision calls for 93 lots on 204 acres of the 561-acre parcel ” or one unit per six acres in the planned development north of Highway 82 above Carbondale and Basalt. However, area residents have expressed opposition to the plan because of concerns that it is too dense, and could impact area water resources and may lead to more traffic.

Contact Phillip Yates: 384-9117


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