The Town of Winter Park signed contracts agreeing to fund the underpass and close Kings Crossing Road at the railroad (pictured above) when the new underpass becomes operational.
Many in the Fraser Valley, including Grand County and the Towns of Winter Park and Fraser, discussed the need for a railroad underpass for decades. Trains stopped at Vasquez and Kings Crossing cause dangerous conditions, prohibiting timely responses to medical emergencies west of the tracks.
This need became focused during the last 10 years, resulting in the accomplishment of necessary steps that will lead to the beginning of construction of the Underpass in 2015. Here are some of the key milestones during the process.
What agreement is safe if the Town of Winter Park is willing to back out of its commitment on the Leland Creek Annexation Agreement? Doesn’t this put at risk any agreement with the Town of Winter Park and undermine its residents’ and businesses’ trust of the Town?
You may have heard Drew Nelson and Councilman Jim Myer say that they have a Court Judgment in the Town’s favor – that’s actually not what it says. The Judgment was a Joint Settlement agreed to by Cornerstone and the Town of Winter park and it says that:
‘the (Leland Creek) Annexation Agreement and First Amendment shall remain effective as written’.
Meaning that the agreement is valid and the Town of Winter Park is required to meet its obligations under the agreement. We will take that up in a future post, if you would like to review the Joint Settlement Agreement, and Annexation and First Amendment to the Annexation Agreement, click here to go to our Documents page.