Town Board to vote on Sierra View

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The Oak Creek Town Board is scheduled to take a final vote on the annexation of Sierra View subdivision at a meeting tonight.

The Town Board approved Sierra View subdivision's conceptual plan, annexation agreement, final plans and an agreement with Yampa Valley Electric Association at a June 10 meeting, but all board approvals were pending final amendments and legal review by town attorney Bob Weiss. Legal review is expected to be complete today.

This week's agenda item calls for reapproval and ratification of Sierra View's conceptual plan effective today; approval and ratification of the final plan by specific reference; an ordinance annexing the Sierra View subdivision's property and map to Oak Creek; ratification and approval of the annexation agreement; and ratification and approval of the Yampa Valley Electric Association agreement.

If the Town Board votes in favor of the annexation ordinance, Sierra View will be incorporated into the town of Oak Creek.

Discrepancies over the steep Moffat Avenue access to the Sierra View subdivision have generated significant debate throughout the planning process. Since the last Town Board meeting, Sierra View's engineer has redesigned Moffat Avenue's grade to be 13 percent or less, developer Dave Tweedy said. This is a 1.5 percent drop from the original plan for the road and the grade that was agreed upon by the developers and the Town Board at the June 10 meeting.

Tweedy said the Sierra View project is out for bid, and he is hoping to start moving dirt in July.

The Sierra View Subdivision, which is being developed by Tim Geiger and Tweedy of Sierra View Development Group on a meadow overlooking downtown Oak Creek, includes about 51 lots with 46 single family homes, two duplexes, one four-plex and two eight-plexes. At build-out, Sierra View Subdivision is expected to add about 175 people to the 850-person town of Oak Creek.

In other Town Board business, Big Tuna's liquor license is up for renewal, and the board will review the handicap parking situation for the Seniors Apartment Building.

The Town Board meets at 7 tonight in the Oak Creek Town Hall.

-- To reach Jennie Lay call 871-4210

or e-mail jlay@steamboatpilot.com

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