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The 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 1 regular meeting of the Chaffee Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) will include two land use applications, a final review of the private land camping portions of the new Land Use Code, and consideration of a request from the town of Buena Vista to support parks and trails improvements. The BoCC may move into an executive session after regular agenda items.

Voters returned both Keith Baker and Greg Felt to second terms as Chaffee County Commissioners. Photo by Jan Wondra.

The two land use applications include:

  • Ogden Major Subdivision Preliminary Plan
    The final plat was continued from Oct. 11, for limited discussion by the BoCC. The request by applicants: Ralph and April Ogden for a rural parcel at 12806 County Road 190 E, Salida, is to subdivide Lot 2 of the Ogden Heritage Water Subdivision Exemption of 20.14 acres into five lots, all approximately 4.0 acres.  Wells and on-site wastewater treatment systems would serve the property.
  • Veltri Heritage Water Subdivision Exemption
    The subdivision exemption was continued from October 4. Applicant Janice E. Veltri is seeking to subdivide 7.5 rural acres into two parcels of 5.08 and 2.45 acres. Wells and On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) serve the property. Tract 1A and 1B will access from an existing easement recorded at Reception #315630

Next on the agenda is consideration of a Land Use Code Text Amendment for the last section of Private Lands Camping. The topic has been controversial, requiring multiple continuances ( Aug. 22. 2022/ Sept. 13, 2022/ Sept. 28, 2022/ Oc.t 4, 2022/ Oct 11. 2022/ Oct. 18 2022). Note that public comments closed on this item on Sept. 28.

The BoCC will consider a request from the Town of Buena Vista staff regarding both the 2022 and 2023 budget. The request is to release $7,500 of the Original $25,000 of Conservation Trust Fund (CTF) Funds in the 2022 Budget to support trailhead and parking improvements in the Buena Vista River Park. In addition, from the 2023 budget, it requests help to fund the construction and build-out of the Cordova Community Park and Trail in the Amount of $51,000.