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Public comment sought on proposed biofuels facility at the County Commons

Daily News staff report

As one part of a multi-pronged strategy to promote forest health and reduce wildfire risk, the Summit County Board of Commissioners is considering constructing two wood-fired boilers to heat county buildings. These boilers are proposed to be constructed at the County Commons property located near the southeast corner of Frisco. In addition to promoting a more fire resilient forest, these wood boilers offer many secondary benefits including: lowering the cost of utilities to the County and reducing the amount of waste wood being sent to the landfill. While there are many community benefits associated with these wood-fired boilers, the Board of County Commissioners has sought assurances that emissions from these boilers will have no significant detrimental impact to the air quality in the Frisco area.Air Resource Specialists Inc. (ARS) have been hired by the County to complete air quality modeling to assess the emissions from these proposed boilers. The result of the study is that, indeed, the effect to air quality will be negligible. The ARS report is available for review on the County’s web site at A copy of this report is also available for review at the Frisco branch of the Summit County library. In order to provide the public with an opportunity to become more familiar with this study, ask questions of its principal author and provide comment to the Board of County Commissioners, the Board will be hosting a meeting Wednesday. This meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the Fremont Room at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, located at 0151 County Road 1004 near Frisco.For more information please contact Steve Hill, county special projects manager at (970) 389-5933.

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