11/19/21, 4:42 PM
At our last Board of Directors meeting (11/15/21), Ranch Director/Treasure Jerry Cooper commented on the Special Road District (SRD) Minutes regarding the Sundown Canyon Road project/proposal. Cooper stated, “By reading the TEXT-they’re (Ranch Water Company) Fighting Back.”
Ranch President Bill Burt explained, “The Water Company doesn’t want to move the vault” and added the water Company has been given time by the SRD to explore other options.
Cooper, apparently not happy with Burt’s explanations said, “Are we going to look into legal action?” Burt answered, “It could come to that I suppose.” Burt reminded Cooper that the Ranch doesn’t “have any skin in the game.”
Cooper retorted, “We do,well, the people down at the BOTTOM there deserve our attention…”
Burt answered, “Absolutely” and explained how “pressure can be applied here and there…
VP Carl Harbour agreed and said, “…Sundown Canyon deserves to be, ultimately brought up to the same road conditions…minimum County standards…”
Director Randy Peterson weighed in and stated, “The 26 feet they say the road needs go be, the width of it, is kind of a safety issue-especially in that area.” He added, “Anytime you have a safety label attached to anything like that it should become a priority…”
“SKIN IN THE GAME”?
As reported, the following day, Ranch Matters met with CRR Water Company General Manager Frank Day regarding Director Cooper’s remarks.
Day responded, “Unfortunately those are comments from Director Jerry Cooper. However, I do appreciate President Bill Burt staying neutral and supporting the process. I feel we’re working very well with the SRD and will find an option that works for both parties.”
Manager Day explained the process involving the difficult terrain issues facing the project parties, costs to move the water vault-“75K” and legal issues. Day further explained lines of authority and how Jefferson County via their Codes and Statutes could be interjected into the equation.
LINES OF AUTHORITY