Silver Spur gets more time for improvements


— Silver Spur gets more time for improvements

Michelle Bales

Steamboat Today

As development continues in the new Silver Spur Estates subdivision, Routt County officials have extended the deadline for the project's infrastructure improvements.

The county has an agreement with the developers of the subdivision near Steamboat II so that surety is posted for roads, water, sewer, trail and playground amenities.

County planner John Eastman said the county extended the subdivision's deadline for those improvements by more than a year, from May 31 of this year to Aug. 1, 2001.

The Board of County Commissioners also allowed the Silver Spur developers to rearrange lots with restricted house sizes. Ten percent of the 46 lots are restricted to houses no larger than 1,824 square feet. Another 10 percent are restricted to houses no larger than 2,140 square feet.

"The idea was by limiting the maximum size, they have to be somewhat affordable," Eastman said.

Century 21 broker associate Ivan Schmidt said the lots were rearranged, but the total number of restricted lots stayed the same.

The subdivision is in the Steamboat II Water and Sanitation District for services. It offers a playground, a playing field, three miles of internal hiking and biking trails and

County Road 42 will be paved from U.S. 40 to both entrances of the new subdivision sometime in June, Schmidt said.

In other business

In other action this week, the Board of County Commissioners:

  • Signed a $4,900 contract with Dowling Land Surveyors for work on intersections at County Road 14 and C.R. 35, C.R. 129 and C.R. 44, C.R. 129 and C.R. 52E and C.R. 129 at Elk River Estates.
  • Distributed approximately $15,000 in Community Services Block Grant funds.
  • Waived building permit fees for the Routt County Foundation for Senior Citizens Inc. to construct a carport.
  • Waived building permit fees for the Hayden Heritage Center to install a flagpole.
  • Signed a resolution adopting the Routt County Investment Policy.
  • Signed a resolution increasing the Yampa Valley Regional Airport advisory board from nine to 11 members.
  • Approved a special event permit for the Lions Club.
  • Approved a 3.2 percent beer license for The Clark Store.
  • Signed a production flexibility contract for airport farming operations.
  • Signed an amendment to the airport terminal alcohol concession agreement between the county and Nova Inc.
  • Approved a zone change and replat for Darrell and Norma Mack.
  • Reestablished the legal right of way for a portion of C.R. 44 and vacated an unused right of way.
  • Adopted road names for Sage Creek Lane, Red Stag Lane and Labrador Lane.

To reach Michelle Bales call 871-4208 or e-mail


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