'Rough' county master plan finished


— After at least two years of finding time to work on revamping Routt County's master plan, a rough draft of the new plan is completed.
Routt County commissioners will meet with county planners at the Routt County Planning Commission meeting to discuss how implementing the plan can be carried out.
The master plan, which gives guidelines for zoning and subdivision regulations in Routt County, was written in 1980 and hasn't been reviewed since.
"It's basically a vision of what's important in the county," Routt County Planning Director Caryn Fox said.
The new plan will address transportation, recreation and tourism, which were topics that the old plan did not address, she said.
Now that the draft is written, which officials are calling a "rough, rough draft," county planners want to seek direction for the Routt County Commissioners on how to address public comment.
"The public is generally interested in all of it," Fox said.
Topics such as mining, skyline regulations and lot consolidations strike a chord with many county residents, she said.
Fox hopes to hold public meetings through 2001 in different places of the county to make sure residents who have an opinion on planning topics will be heard.
She said she hopes the finished product, which could be produced in a year, will be more user-friendly for county officials and petitioners to the county.
The meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Commissioners Hearing Room at the Routt County Courthouse.


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