Basalt’s welcome signs more welcoming now
BASALT, Colorado – Basalt seems a little more inviting now that it has removed a red warning from its welcome signs.
The warning signs told motorist it’s illegal to let their cars idle for more than two minutes. They were attached to the same posts that held the “Welcome to Basalt” greeting in three locations.
Town Manager Bill Kane says the warnings were “sort of ominous.” They were removed after a few weeks.
The warnings will return, but on separate posts set back from the welcome signs.
Kane says Basalt’s anti-idling law has been on the books for a while, but the town decided to post the warning to highlight the fact that vehicle exhaust pollutes the air and threatens health.
Up until now, the county has been a referral agency relegated to commenting on the plan but that could change if developers plan water service extension to the site