In a stunning reversal that ignored the will of the majority for the opinion of a small minority, the Carbon County Commissioners today withdrew their motion to accept the petitions to form the Silvertip Zone.
The Commissioners had voted on December 15 to move forward on the zone because it is “in the public interest and convenience for public health, safety and welfare, and for the public infrastructure.”
The petitioners represented 68% of the landowners in the district, well above the 60% required to form a citizen initiated zone. According to a Carbon County official, the Commissioners received protests from six landowners in the area to be covered by the zone.
The Commissioners cited the protests as a reason for withdrawing their motion.
The agenda item was short, with little opportunity for public comment.
More to come. I’ll post the video as soon as I have it.