The Ranchester Town Council considered a request from a nearby land owner at their meeting Tuesday night. Mayor Cliff Clevenger explains that the Council didn't have any major issues with what was being requested.
Clevenger says that now that the landowners have the support from the Council, the issue will now move on to the state level.
Clevenger said that the request is for a surface water right, which is used for irrigation. He also stated that the expects that there will have to be several public hearings on the matter before the Town can vacate the water rights.