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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Larimer Parks Advisory to Discuss Options

By Recorder Staff

The Larimer County Parks Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m., in the Boyd Lake Room at the Larimer County Courthouse Office Building, located at 200 West Oak Street in Fort Collins.  The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda topics for the meeting will include:
Discussion of planning budgets for campgrounds currently managed by the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District in Estes Park
Big Thompson River parcels — Hayden Subdivision

The Board will receive public comment and consider a staff recommendation on proposed options for parcels owned by Larimer County adjacent to the Hayden Subdivision, near Drake, CO, on the Big Thompson River.  Following public comment and Board discussion, the Board will vote on a recommendation to the County Commissioners on this issue.

Three options have been proposed by the Larimer County Natural Resources staff to address the concerns of both fishermen and property owners. The options are as follows:

Option 1:
Larimer County retains ownership from the US Highway 34 right-of-way through the river corridor up to 5-10 feet above the top of the east bank of the river, and allows public access throughout its retained ownership; and

Larimer County also reserves a 5-10 foot wide access easement through a single lot inside Hayden Subdivision, to enable public pedestrian access to the river from within the Hayden subdivision.

Option 2:
Larimer County retains ownership from the US Highway 34 right-of-way through the river corridor up to 5-10 feet above the top of the east bank of the river, and allows public access throughout its retained ownership; but

No public pedestrian access to the river is permitted from within the Hayden subdivision.

Option 3:
Larimer County retains ownership from the US Highway 34 right-of-way to the bottom of the east bank of the river, and allows public access throughout its retained ownership.

No public pedestrian access to the river is permitted from within the Hayden subdivision.

HOW TO SUBMIT COMMENTS:
Citizens may submit written comments on this issue on the Larimer County Web site, at the following:
http://www.larimer.org/common/mailform.cfm?to=dwykoff&subject=Comment

Citizens may also submit written comments by mail at this address: Larimer County Natural Resources, 1800 South County Road 31, Loveland, CO 80537; ATTN:  Big Thompson

Public comment will also be received at the Parks Advisory Board meeting on April 14. For additional information, contact Gary Buffington, Natural Resources director at (970) 679-4560.

To learn more about Larimer County’s parks and open spaces, visit our Web site at www.larimer.org/naturalresources.

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