State Bridge plan gets final OK |

State Bridge plan gets final OK

Present: Jon Stavney, Sara Fisher

Issue: Approval of a special use permit for State Bridge Lodge.

How they voted: Yes: Fisher, Stavney.

The issue: The commissioners approved a plan for State Bridge that will allow up to 15 events of 250 people or more every year. State Bridge will have to go back to the county for a permit if more than 500 people are expected at any one show. The plan includes provisions for either parking nearby or shuttle services from other areas, and prohibits parking and walking along Colorado Highway 131 or the Trough Road on show dates.

What’s next? New owner Doug Moog has plans to convert the site of the old State Bridge Lodge – which burned to the ground in 2007 – to a natural amphitheater. The lodge will continue to rent cabins and yurts, but there are no current plans to rebuild the lodge.

Issue: The county’s annual audit.

Who they talked to: Michael Jenkins of McMahan and Associates, who gave a report about the company’s recent audit of county finances.

What’s the bottom line? Jenkins’ report found no major flaws in reporting or financial practices. But the audit did find some items to correct, including better controls for the confiscated cash held by the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and inventory at the county’s motor pool.

County finance director John Lewis told the commissioners that his department has been working to correct the problems the audit found.

“We find ourselves dealing with smaller and smaller items,” Lewis said.

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