(This letter was originally addressed to Garfield County commissioners.)
I would like to again raise the issue of the proposed waste transfer station on County Road 100 with the proposed Ross Montessori School that is seeking to build a new 14-acre campus at the Aspen Equestrian Estates — also located along County Road 100.
As an article in Wednesday’s Glenwood Post Independent states ( “Site concerns stall Ross Montessori campus project,” Nov. 28), the Ross Montessori school remains under contract to purchase the Aspen Equestrian Estates property.
It is clear that the very same conflicts and concerns regarding the proposed waste transfer station raised by the faculty, parents and administration of Crystal River Elementary located on Snowmass Drive not only apply, but are exacerbated for the Ross Montessori School at their future campus. With preliminary approvals from Garfield County planning and zoning and all truck traffic planned to be routed past the future school camps along County Road 100, this is an egregious oversight that must be addressed.
With over 250 students today, and enrollment projected to surpass 300 at the new Ross campus, the additional traffic and safety impacts along County Road 100, Highway 82 and the frontage road intersection toward the Waldorf School must be considered.
All other conflicts aside — further studies are not needed — it’s common sense that schools and waste transfer stations simply don’t play well together.
Without further delay, please deny MRI’s application for a waste transfer station along County Road 100.
Blue Creek Ranch, Carbondale