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Planning board passes county master plan

Scott N. Miller

EAGLE ” Passing Eagle County’s new master plan only took a few minutes. Writing it took a few years.

The Eagle County Planning Commission passed the plan at its Dec. 7 meeting. That doesn’t mean it’s entirely finished, though.

“Even while adopting it, the board suggested a few minor changes,” County Planner Cliff Simonton said.

With the plan’s passage by the county’s two planning commissions ” there’s also one in the Roaring Fork Valley ” putting it into action is now up to the Eagle County Commissioners. County master plans don’t have the force of law in Colorado, so enforcing those plans is done through land-use regulations.

County officials are now working on changes to those regulations. Simonton said the work so far meshes with the new master plan.

While the plan has been passed, it’s not completely ready for the public yet. At the moment, the only place to see a copy of the plan is on the county’s Web site.

“We’re working to publish it now,” Simonton said. “We’re hoping it will be available on or about Jan. 1.”

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Staff Writer Scott N. Miller can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14624, or

Vail Daily, Vail Colorado

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