Agency taking comment on conveyance plan
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — After several years of discussion, the White River National Forest is moving ahead with a plan to try and sell the 11-acre Forest Service housing and work compound in Dillon. The sale would be authorized under a 2005 law that enables the Forest Service to sell, lease or exchange excess properties and keep the proceeds.
Officials with the town of Dillon and Summit County confirmed that they’ve talked with the Forest Service about the deal and expressed interest in buying the land. If the conveyance is successful, the agency may seek to replace the Dillon property with development of a new site along Dillon Dam Road, in the vicinity of Heaton Bay, as first reported in this July 2011 Summit Voice story.
The first step is to get some public input on the plan, with a comment period running through Feb. 21.
The proposed sale is part of a forest-wide effort to cut deferred maintenance costs of Forest Service administrative facilities located across the White River National Forest. The proceeds that will be realized through the conveyance of this parcel will be reinvested into forest facility reconstruction projects that emphasize increasing energy efficiency, operational efficiency, and helping the WRNF better serve the public.
“To make a fully informed decision, the Forest Service would like to know if you have any thoughts, issues or concerns related to other effects caused by this proposal and how they may be addressed,” said Peech Keller, Acting District Ranger. “Your feedback on the proposed action is an integral part of our environmental analysis process.”
Written comments can be addressed to: Kevin Warner, WRNF Supervisor’s Office, 900 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601; FAX: (970) 945-3205; Email: email@example.com. Names and contact information submitted with your comments will become part of the public record and may be released under the Freedom of Information Act. Persons commenting should include the following:
• Name, address, telephone number, and organization represented (if applicable)
• Project Title: Dillon Ranger District Work and Residence Compound Conveyance Project
• Specific facts and supporting reasons to be considered.
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