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Carbondale trustees talk medical marijuana, recreation projects

John Colson
Post Independent
Aspen, CO Colorado

CARBONDALE – Carbondale’s board of trustees will hold a work session Tuesday to discuss the town’s 1,000-foot “no-sell zone” for medical marijuana dispensaries and to get an update on recreational development projects.

A state government medical marijuana investigator will meet with the trustees to discuss the 1,000-foot zones around local schools established by the town. Inside the zones, dispensaries may not do business under Carbondale’s municipal code.

Recreation Director Jeff Jackel said he will present information to the trustees on completion of the Gateway River Park at Highways 133 and 82, and on a feasibility study for managing the Red Hill mountain biking trails system. The town’s Parks and Recreation Commission hopes to accomplish both projects in 2012.

He is applying for a Great Outdoors Colorado grant of $22,500 for the Gateway Park work, he said, which if awarded would require a matching amount of $7,500 from the town.

The Red Hill management study, he said, would be paid for entirely by a $160,000 grant from the U.S. Federal Transit Administration.

Other recreation topics for the work session include improvements to the Carbondale Nature Park and the Gus Darien Riding and Rodeo Arena.

“It is an ambitious schedule,” Jackel remarked. “Some of this is a wish list, things that are desired by the Parks and Rec Commission.”

But “the most important things are getting those grants done,” he added.

jcolson@postindependent.com


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