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The Buena Vista Board of Trustees will gather for their regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10 to consider a letter of support for River Park improvements, hear an update about Buena Vida Wine & Spirits construction, and review the 2024 preliminary budget.

A work session will precede the meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center (715 East Main Street) to discuss the Topside potential annexation request. No decisions will be made during the work session.

The Board will consider signing a letter of support in conjunction with the Chaffee County Community Foundation and the City of Salida to confirm their participation as co-recipients of grant funding for River Park improvements. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) recommended the action while the municipalities wait for the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to approve the funds.

Groundbreaking for Buena Vida on May 10, 2023. Image courtesy of page 74 of the Trustee Meeting Packet.

Owner Mark Krasnow will deliver an update to the Board on the construction of the Buena Vida Wine & Spirits liquor store. It will be located on South Main, and construction is expected to be complete by May 2024.

Town Treasurer Phillip Puckett will present the 2024 preliminary budget. He will set the dates for the upcoming public hearings for the budget.

The consent agenda for the meeting includes minutes from the September 26 Trustee meeting, Beautification Advisory Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Water Advisory Board. The consent agenda also contains two resolutions.

One resolution will allow the mayor to sign an easement to the Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo, an Xcel Energy Company). The easement for a cathodic protection site for a high pressure natural gas line was granted by the owners on July 28, 2020 but had been previously unknown to the Town because it was not recorded.

The other resolution will approve the renewal of the retail marijuana license for PCG One LLC, DBA (Doing Business As) Forage Buena Vista for their store at 318 Charles Street.

The Board will move into an executive session at the end of the meeting “to determine positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations, develop a strategy for negotiations, and/or instruct negotiators, pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(4)(e), and to receive legal advice on specific legal questions, pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(4)(b), regarding potential annexation of certain property into Town.”

The full meeting packet, including the agenda, is available online.

The next regular meeting is set for Tuesday, October 24.