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Safety, property rights challenges Hotchkiss council

An issue of public safety versus private property rights was briefly discussed at the last town council meeting in Hotchkiss, after a resident complained that the street light located on the north end of 2nd Street near the railroad tracks is too bright and is a disturbance.

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Be prepared: Paonia speed limits to change
Be prepared: Paonia speed limits to change

At the June 13 meeting the Paonia board of trustees will consider an ordinance adopting new in-town speed limits. The changes are scheduled to take effect Aug. 1.

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Trails plan could impact property rights

Members of the Delta County Planning Commission met with the consultants hired to develop the county's recreational trails master plan on May 24.

Planning commission member Steve Schrock noted "there is the possibility of huge contentiousness" over private property rights as the county begins the process of developing a master plan for recreational trails.

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County weighs in on lease exchange

The Delta Board of County Commissioners has taken an official position on the proposed Thompson Divide gas lease exchange which includes federal gas lease properties in Delta County.

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New septic regs take effect April 1

Beginning Aug. 1, all new septic systems in Delta County will have to be designed by a registered professional engineer.

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Ruling supports local power generation

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on June 18 ruled in favor of DMEA in a dispute with Tri-State Generation. The ruling says DMEA is obligated to purchase electricity from a proposed local hydroelectric project at rates that DMEA may negotiate with the hydropower project's owners.

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Trustees look to survey for tax hike strategy
Trustees look to survey for tax hike strategy

The Cedaredge town administration and town board are trying to decide how the results of a "healthy lifestyles" survey can be pitched to voters as a proposal to increase the sales tax.

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