Summit County to welcome newest town, Keystone
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (KJCT) - Twenty-five years in the making and it’s finally happening; Summit County is welcoming the town of Keystone.
The area is known for the Keystone Ski Resort and now a town is in the works.
On Tuesday, registered voters in Summit County and the area surrounding Keystone voted to incorporate as a home rule town.
The measure passed with 67 percent of the vote. Home rule is a form of governing that is defined by citizens in a municipality to have control over local responsibilities.
The group spearheading the project to make Keystone a town has been at it for over 25 years. A formal petition for the town was filed by the group in a Summit County district courthouse.
One of the group’s reasons for creating the town of Keystone had to do with taxes. While the surrounding community of Keystone provides $8.5 million for Summit County, they only receive $85,000.
If the move to incorporate the town of Keystone proceeds, it likely won’t be until next year that it will have a working local government.
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