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Can we amend the statute to allow Basalt area to secede from Eagle County? (letter)

About the article in the Wednesday, Aug. 1, Vail Daily ("Commissioners: No-go on secession vote," by Pam Boyd): It appears all concerned agree that it would be better if the Basalt area were separated from Eagle County.

The problem, they say, is an 1887 statute with an excessive number required to sign the petition to get it on the ballot.

What about getting that statute amended? Have our legislative representatives been asked about sponsoring that amendment?

Terry Quinn

Eagle