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Hayden Town Council to mull gravel route

— A route for hauling gravel in Hayden could earn a stamp of approval Thursday night.

The Hayden Town Council will decide whether to approve a preliminary agreement it reached earlier this month with Breeze Basin Resources that would pave the way for the company's heavy gravel trucks to travel on one of Hayden's busiest streets en route to U.S. Highway 40.

Under the agreement, as many as 30 gravel trucks per day could drive east from a gravel pit three miles west of Hayden on Routt County Road 65, which turns into Poplar Street in Hayden, and then turn onto U.S. 40. Breeze Basin would pay 6 cents for every ton of gravel it hauls from the pit to help cover road maintenance costs. The company also wouldn't operate the trucks during busing hours at Hayden Valley Elementary School, which is along the proposed route. The preliminary agreement followed a meeting during which members of the Town Council and several Hayden residents expressed concerns about the safety of the hauling route and its impact on Poplar Street.

Also at Thursday's 7 p.m. meeting, the Town Council will:

■ Administer an oath of office to Ashley Maciel, the new part-time deputy town clerk in Hayden.

■ Consider a $200 sponsorship of the Northwest Colorado Oil & Gas Symposium scheduled for March 14 at Hayden High School.

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■ Consider approving a temporary liquor permit for the HiWay Bar, which plans to become a limited liability company. The move requires a transfer of a liquor license.

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