Second Petition Sent to Jeffco

Second Petition Sent to Jeffco

The second petition was sent to Jeffco via email, full text below.  Thanks to everyone for your signatures and comments!

 

Find the second online petition here:  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/remove-fence-in-open-space

10-10-2017

Dear Jefferson County Commissioners and Open Space Advisory Committee members,

Further to the email and petition sent to you on September 8, 2017, I have attached an additional petition, with comments from my fellow Jefferson County residents, regarding the illegal fence (now constructed without a permit) and the intended use of Parcel A open space as an airstrip by a private landowner.  There have now been over 100 signatures gathered opposing these uses of Parcel A.

We strongly disagree with the County’s conclusion that the limited easement held by the adjacent property allows a fence to be constructed on open space property owned by Jefferson County.  A fence is in no way contemplated by the term “improvements” from the original grant of the non-exclusive easement, which is only intended to allow access to a private residence across Parcel A.  A fence disrupts usage by the public and is an unnecessary eyesore in a beautiful meadow in the historic Dakota Hogback.  The fence does not serve to protect the open space – quite the contrary, it damages the open space.

It has now come to light that the individual plans to use the easement to land his private airplane.   The true intent of the entire matter is now understood, and we insist that Jefferson County use all means necessary to remove the illegal fence and to live up to its own deed restrictions and open space rules, which explicitly restrict such a fence. The time for cooperating and compromising on an “acceptable” fence is over, and the fence must be removed and the damage caused must be mitigated.

The signatories are mostly residents of the Ken Caryl neighborhood, which leases Parcel A from Jeffco, and pays for the maintenance and insurance on this valuable and beautiful open space.

 

Sincerely,

Mark Thomas

cc:

The Denver Post

Life at Ken Caryl Newspaper

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