Why is the public not immediately welcome on the property?
  • Due to the size of the property and many sensitive areas, Summit County will need time to assess the property and develop a variety of plans for the management, operation, and uses on the property.

  • Summit County will develop plans for forest management, wildlife protection and management, wildfire management, weed management, wetlands and streams management, recreation access and management, and other critical plans.

  • Guided public events and tours will be forthcoming.

  • There are grazing operations still taking place on the property and the tenant deserves protection.

  • There will be public discussion and opportunities for public input concerning the County’s planned plans and policies concerning the 910.

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1. How will the property be funded?
2. What’s the real total cost of acquiring this land?
3. Will my property taxes increase?
4. Why did the County choose an option agreement rather than purchasing the property outright now?
5. Did the County consult its Open Space Advisory Committees about the 910?
6. What are the terms of the option agreement?
7. Why is the public not immediately welcome on the property?
8. Will the property be put into a Conservation Easement?
9. Why was this large acquisition not publicized earlier?
10. Why was the public notice of the meeting on August 24, 2023 for this acquisition so quick?
11. Why is hunting prohibited on the property?
12. Does Summit County support hunting?
13. Will fishing be permitted?
14. Who will manage the property and who will make recreational decisions?
15. Will the public be involved in the management and recreational land use decisions for this property?
16. What kind of development is planned for the property? What type of buildings will be allowed on the property?
17. I want to see a map of the property