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Having the DOW comment on wildlife impacts is just part of the process. It's more information to base a decision on for approval or denial of the Special Use Permit process. It's as simple as that. I think there's only one comment about wildlife impacts (from me), maybe two. But glad you had a good laugh.
Your statement, "There appears to be a general consensus that a guest ranch would have minimal impacts, but special events is a whole different matter" is correct from my standpoint and I live just above the Sweetwood Ranch. That's why I think it is wise of the Planning Commission to potentially separate this into two SUPs.
The Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust looks primarily at the value of the land and and financial impacts to the property. They don't take into consideration things like noise pollution, light pollution, wildlife impacts, etc. It's a bigger picture than simply having the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust approve it.
martinratdog, I hope you will be at the planning meeting tonight. Your input as a May family member would be very interesting to hear.
CJ, will call you tomorrow, thanks.
Thanks for some of your clarifications, although the way the YVLT was transferred to the CCALT is suspicious. And now we have a Special Use Permit to expand the agricultural use to commercial use for "special events" of up to 200 people plus staff. With all due respect, and I appreciate what you do for the county, do you honestly think that this is all being done to "supplement income" as you put it?
That is exactly the point. Many of us bought our homes in the area nearby with the understanding that the May conservation easements would protect this land from commercial development. The system is being manipulated for one person's own benefit/ego at the detriment of many people in the area.
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