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County moves forward on Badito switchback


straighten the area where CR 520 joins Highway 69. Road 520 will be moved 600 feet east of its current location and will line up with Road 616 forming a “cross” type junction rather then the staggered junction that currently exists.
The county spent around $2,200 purchasing 4.41 acres from two different owners in order to straighten out the road. A start date on the project has not been announced.
Funding on repairs to the water system in Gardner has come up about $9,700 short of the $35,000 needed to affect the project. Grants from the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) are the major source of funds for the project with the county putting in the needed $9,700 from the general fund.
“This will be a loan to the Gardner Water and Sewer District with funds from revenues generated from billings to the customers being used to pay back the loan,” County Commission Chair, Scott King said.
The next project for Gardner water will be general improvements to the water district infrastructure. This project is separate from the $35,000 repairs to the system. The general improvement of the district is estimated to cost between $600,000 to $1 million.
­On a 3-0 vote the commissioners approved Resolution 11-06 banning on all medical marijuana production in unincorporated areas of the county. The ban extends to the plant, smokable and infused products. Huerfano County joins most counties in the state banning medical marijuana production in the unincorporated areas.