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Optimizing flights seems a better course of action. Do we need flights coming in multiple times a day or would one flight with a larger more reliable plane be better?
That way less labor is needed at the airport reducing costs and maybe gate fees.
The flight can connect to Houston a couple days a week San Fran or elsewhere. A flight with a stop in denver is almost the same as a direct flight but allows more people to fill it. Over time that one flight might approach capacity at which point a second large jet flight could come in the same way.
I forgot the other request I had of the commissioners in January was that the county views the preparation of ones own agricultural products as an agricultural activity in all departments of the county.
Baling hay could be construed as a commercial or industrial act, based upon the building departments interpretation of the code book. Commerce, really requires a free flow of goods or services in and out of some location.
This is not commerce, it is agriculture and in about 3-400 square feet that if it simply stored my milk it would be excepted from the building departments oversight.
The new barn has a 300-400# snow load rating, the historic one, which is causing all the issues, has withstood the test of time and is in fair to good shape and with a roof line at 50 feet I do not think it has ever been shoveled.
The state health department would sign off for a grade A dairy with the finishing touches being done. Though, there is nowhere to prepare my milk for sale locally and as I am trying to develop cows that are acclimated to the environment I had a 55% breed back. This as I am trying to treat the dairy cows like beef animals and give them a forage based diet, not corn, alfalfa, etc.. Far more variables at play in ag than any other business i have been in.
An ag use and a low risk of fire use can be adjoined without a firewall, which Mr Dunham said would be okay. The issue has essentially been the inability to provide engineering for the barn in a cost effective manner.
One change that I requested in January was that one would not need a special use permit to operate a dairy in Routt County, I needed to pay for, which I hoped others would not neeed to do so. I learned today, that that requested change was passed by the planning board and commissioners. So in that respect I am satisfied with the helpfulness of the county.
The other rule change I sought was that a non-conforming structure (one designed to house livestock most likely, not humans and would need exceptions), could be attached to a conforming structure without the need for a wall of separation aka, the firewall. The non-conforming structure and the conforming one would both need to be to code in relation to fire safety requirements, but many old barns will never be able to have cost effective engineering preformed on them as their curved roofs will most likely prohibit that. Given that they have weathered the environmental conditions for many moons, it could be inferred that they will do so for much longer - if one used visual inspection to ensure that they have not had rot set in and in those areas where it has, then they are repaired. My barn is still level and the expense of providing engineering for it or to operate out of a trailer to prepare my milk in have been more than I could afford at this juncture. The firewall, would have caused long term structural instability and was something I could not accept.
The building code, states that one would need to provide engineering for a structure that is built on a concrete foundation, bolted to it and is still sound to show that it can withstand the snow, wind and seismic loads of the valley. To need to provide engineering for a structure that has weathered those elements for 50-100 years and has not been altered and is in good shape is absurd.
In reality the bike trails can utilize the money as it comes in. To throw that much at trails up front would probably end up with a much less desirable product than going about it on a yearly basis as new things come to light.
Why bond it all up front for bike trails?
Best quote of the article - " That could be a big chunk of the family budget if they choose a policy with good coverage.".
Heck I'm living in the past I guess, given the fact that when given options to fix my situation one is to build a firewall that will cause problems over time or to provide engineering for a hundred year old barn to show it can meet the snow wind and seismic loads of the valley. I put a level to it yesterday and it is still level, is bolted to a foundation and if it were not built well it would have collapsed by now. So in my personal opinion some of the members of the group that makes the building code rules directly benefit from the rules with no benefit to those coerced to follow them.
So to not need to follow this stupid rule and throw away 10,000+ (which I did not have access to until recently more debt yay), the state health department in Denver will allow me to process on a trailer, so that I can grow slowly as opposed to investing larger amounts of money into a start up business in an uncertain world.
So while some believe that there way to save the world is better than others, sometime those rules do not allow creativity a place to live and determine better ways of solving problems
so a question, why if the employer mandates were delayed (http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/healthcare/325837-delay-of-obamcares-employer-mandate-draws-new-legal-challenge-) why not afford the individual the same?
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