Pitkin County officials early next month plan to take up final review of the controversial Carbondale-to-Crested Butte Trail, and the meeting in Carbondale will include public comment.
The Nov. 7 session of Pitkin County commissioners and the Open Space and Trails Board follows two years of planning, meetings and public input. It is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Third Street Center in Carbondale.
First, the Open Space and Trails Board will discuss the plan and take public comment before making a recommendation to county commissioners. Commissioners will then consider the open space board’s recommendation, discuss any further revisions they wish to see in the plan and decide whether to approve the plan on first reading, a press release says. If commissioners give initial approval to the plan, a second reading and public hearing will take place Dec. 5.
The latest version of the Carbondale-to-Crested Butte Trail Plan will be posted online at www.pitkinOSTprojects.com before the Nov. 7 meeting. Also posted on the website are public comments collected during each step of the planning process, videos of previous hearings on the plan, and environmental and engineering reports that went into the drafting of the plan.