Public getting say on private ski resort
Aspen, CO Colorado
MINTURN, Colo. ” Residents Wednesday night will get to comment on the private ski resort the Ginn Development Co. wants to build south of Minturn, a tiny town southwest of Vail.
The regular meeting of Minturn Town Council begins at 7 p.m. at Minturn Town Center, 302 Pine St. Residents will get to speak after council members take care of other business.
Council members probably won’t set a time limit on comments unless a large number of people attend the meeting, said Gary Suitor, interim town manager.
Everyone is invited to attend and comment, Suitor said. Comments on the development are recorded and kept in the town’s records, he said.
“If a citizen is taking action through initiative or referendum, those are the documents they would look at,” Suitor said.
People also will be able to comment on Oct. 17.
Ginn wants to build a private ski resort and golf course, and 1,700 homes and condominiums, on and around Battle Mountain, south of Minturn.
In June, town councilors began hearing Ginn’s proposal to decide whether to annex Ginn’s property into Minturn.
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It’s hard to fight City Hall and even harder to fight well-funded neighbors who don’t want any development near them, a local man has realized. So he settled for less than what he and his partner bought the property for.