Minturn council member accused of impropriety

By John LaConte

MINTURN — Residents learned this week the town has granted a temporary lease to councilman John Rosenfeld to use of town-owned land for his gardening business.The deal, worked out between Rosenfeld and Town Manager Willy Powell, allows Rosenfeld to begin construction of a greenhouse on town-owned land near Cemetery Road in South Minturn. While similar cases have established a history of temporary leases being worked out without oversight from the council, residents at Wednesday’s council meeting expressed their displeasure for this particular 60-day lease, as it involves a sitting council member.“How can a town manager make a deal with a …

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