Commissioners approve rental cabins near Milburne


EVANSTON — The Uinta County Commissioners approved a conditional use permit during the Nov. 7 meeting, authorizing Mt. West Entertainment to construct eight “cabinettes” near the Blacks Fork River in the Millburne area for use as rental units.

County Planner Kent Williams said the company owns 41 acres of property off highway 411 and would like to construct small cabins for group rentals. Williams said there was a well-attended public hearing a couple of months ago, during which residents could share their concerns about the proposal.

As a result of concerns shared during that public hearing, nine conditions were set for the conditional use permit. Those include limiting the use to short-term rentals, establishing quiet hours, a stipulation that the cabins were to be used by groups and only one group at a time, that construction be limited to the eight units, that the rental units not be visible from the road, that ATV use be kept to a minimum, that tents could be used only on established tent sites, that no camp trailers or RVs be allowed, and that the permit be reviewed on a yearly basis.

Dave Nelson, representative of Mt. West Entertainment, said the reason behind constructing the small cabins is to prevent motor homes and trailers from going in and out, potentially damaging the property. Nelson said they call them “cabinettes” because they are small, with a sleeping area and small bathroom facilities. The property already has water and sewer systems on site, although Nelson said he suspects the septic system will need to be replaced.

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