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Struggling building department seeks 58 percent fee increase

Stagecoach sewer vaults a hot topic

The Routt County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. today in the Routt County Courthouse to consider a bid by the Morrison Creek Water and Sanitation District Board to reduce from 600 to 30 the number of permits allowing sewage vaults for 1,500 platted lots in Stagecoach.

The district maintains that its treatment plant could not cope with the abrupt increase in loads that resulted when the contents of the number of approved vaults were pumped and delivered to the treatment plant by truck.

The implications are that subdivisions in Stagecoach would have to pursue other means of wastewater treatment, including forming local improvement districts to install the sewer lines needed to tie into the district’s wastewater treatment facilities.