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No action on Edwards open space requests

EAGLE ” The Eagle County Commissioners had a couple of items from Edwards on their open space agenda. Neither went much of anywhere.

The items, one at Miller Ranch, the other at Old Edwards Estates, were proposed by Ken Marchetti, whose company works for several local metropolitan districts.

At Miller Ranch, Marchetti said some local residents want open space there protected by a contract ” called a “conservation easement” ” that prevents any future development on the property.



Commissioner Arn Menconi said the way the Miller Ranch property is legally arranged, the property is already protected.

The property at Old Edwards Estates, a subdivision on the north side of the Eagle River and west of the road that links Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 6, is a pond now owned by the Edwards Metropolitan District.

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Marchetti said the district would like to turn that pond, once used as part of Edwards’ water rights, but no longer needed for that purpose, into open space. No action was taken on either proposal, but Marchetti said he and county staff members will continue to talk about both.

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