Planners to review dump, water recycling site

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— The Milner dump might get a maintenance building, if the Routt County Planning Commission approves it.

Twin Landfill Corp. President Les Limon is requesting an amendment to a 1990 special use permit to add a maintenance building at the 147-acre site one mile west of Milner on County Road 205.

Limon proposes to construct an 1,800-square-foot building at the landfill for an office, an employee restroom and maintenance needs. County planner John Eastman said the building would be approximately 18 feet tall, possibly with a galvanized metal finish.

"The proposed building will probably be somewhat visible from (U.S.) 40. It will resemble other agricultural buildings in the area. Muted color and the distance from the highway should limit the visual impact," Eastman wrote in a memo prepared for tonight's Planning Commission meeting.

The Planning Commission also will consider eliminating a $15,000 bond, which was required as a condition of the 1990 permit.

In other business tonight, the Planning Commission will review the special use permit for a wastewater disposal facility 17 miles southwest of Hayden on C.R. 67 near the county line.

Lou Wyman operates an oil drilling wastewater disposal facility which accepts water from oil wells. The water is then processed, stored and evaporated in ponds on the 9-acre site.

The Planning Commission tabled a decision on Wyman's permit to give him time to meet the requirements of the Colorado Department of Health. Wyman had used the facility since 1986, but the county and the state closed it three years ago because of concerns with oil slicks on top of the ponds, which slowed evaporation.

Assistant Planning Director Caryn Fox stated in a memo for tonight's meeting that the Department of Health is now satisfied that Wyman has met all requirements.

Also tonight, the Planning Commission will tackle the Land Use Patterns section of the Routt County Master Plan. The planning commissioners have been reviewing different parts of the document and tonight they'll discuss what direction to give county leaders on rural development, growth centers and development of towns, villages and hamlets.


Where they'll be
The Routt County Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. today in the courthouse annex hearing room at 136 Sixth St., Steamboat Springs.


-- To reach Michelle Bales call 871-4208 or e-mail mbales@amigo.net

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