Open Space Advisory Council seeks applicants
SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Open Space Advisory Council (OSAC) is recruiting new members, one at large and one from the Ten Mile Basin.The OSAC is responsible for recommending open space acquisition priorities to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) along with providing comment on the county’s open space protection program.The council consists of 11 members – two representatives from each of the county’s four planning basins, (Upper Blue Basin, Lower Blue Basin, Snake River Basin and Ten Mile Basin) and three at-large representatives.The BOCC appoints members who must be full-time Summit County residents.To date, nearly 11,000 acres have been protected by the County’s Open Space Program.”The citizens serving on the OSAC play a critical role in the success of Summit County’s open space program,” said Bill Wallace, county commission chairman. “Besides their knowledge and perspectives on open space issues, they are a vital link between the community and county government on open space protection.” OSAC meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room of the County Commons building near Frisco.Typically, members spend an average of eight to 10 hours a month on OSAC activities. Applicants must have resided in Summit County for a minimum of one year and cannot hold an elected county or municipal office or be employed by the county or a municipality with planning and zoning duties. Individuals currently serving include chairman Scott Hummer (at-large), vice chairman Trudy Robinson (Lower Blue), Lynn Amstutz (Lower Blue), Mike Clary (Snake River), Bob Craig (at-large), Chris Hart (Upper Blue), Alan Henceroth (at-large), Martha Mackie (Ten Mile), Turk Montepare (Upper Blue), Dan Pins (Ten Mile) and Russ Camp (Snake River).Interested parties should send a letter describing their interest to the Summit County Open Space and Trails Department, P.O. Box 5660, Frisco, CO 80443 or via fax at (970) 668-4225. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Nov. 22. For information, call (970) 668-4060.- Special to the Daily
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