Routt County The Seneca Coal Co. goes before the Routt County Regional Planning Commission again tonight in hopes of getting more of its trucks down County Road 27.
Seneca already makes about 50 truck trips down C.R. 27, the shortcut between Hayden and Oak Creek.
The Routt County Regional Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. today in the courthouse annex hearing room, 136 Sixth St. On the agenda are a coal-hauling plan from Seneca Coal Co. and a development plan for the proposed Stage Stop subdivision near Stagecoach Reservoir.
Seneca had originally asked the Planning Commission to let it make an additional 150 trips from the Twentymile Coal Mine to the Hayden power plant.
Seneca is contracted to supply the power plant with coal.
"The Planning Commission told them to go back and look at a rail line system," said County Planning Director Caryn Fox.
But it looks like Seneca is coming back with a different plan.
Fox said the coal company indicated it will ask for a lower number of truck trips.
"All the mine workers use that road to get to work. It's busy, curvy and narrow," Fox said.
The Planning Commission will also review a preliminary plan for a new development near Stagecoach Reservoir.
The Planning Commission had recommended denial for the original Stage Stop Development plan in June 1999.
The owners appealed to the Routt County Board of Commissioners and eventually got approval to continue subdivision plans after they reduced the number of homesites.
The land was zoned for "mountain residential estates" with six homes and 34 acres of open space.
If tonight's preliminary plan is approved, the applicant comes back with a final plat.