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The Chaffee Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) will take up consideration of a contract with the National Cyber Intelligence Center Security Assessment agreement during their regularly-scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 2.

The rear of Chaffee County Courthouse from West Third Street, showing multiple exits. Note large trees and deer grazing. Merrell Bergin photo

Reviewed during their work session on Monday, the agreement, as outlined in an addendum, is also known as the Crown Jewels Analysis. The importance of protecting even local government information and assets has gained increased attention over the past few years.

“It’s the region’s contract with the national cyber security center that will provide reports on where we have gaps and vulnerabilities in our computer systems,” said Office of Emergency Management Director Rich Atkins. “It’s no cost to us except our time and it provides their experts as they put together the report for us. We’re using grant funding from 2019 that we have to spend by the end of the year.”

Among the contracts to be reviewed and approved, is the resolution for the CDOT Aeronautics Grant Application (Resolution 2022-56) for the work to proceed on the Salida Airport Harriet Alexander Field.

The Consent Agenda includes several resolutions reviewed in earlier public hearings and now before them as the final resolutions:

  • Resolution 2022-55 Approving the Shaw Ranch Major Subdivision (Approved July 5, 2022)
  • Resolution 2022-54 Approving Three Sixty West Minor Subdivision Final Plat (Approved July 12, 2022)
  • Resolution 2022-53 Denying the Chavara Ranch Major Subdivision Sketch Plan (Denied July 12, 2022)
  • Chavara Ranch Major Subdivision Denial DRAFT

The BoCC will review, for approval the 2022 Emergency Management Performance Grant funding and Resolution With the State of Colorado, presented by the Chaffee Office of Emergency Management, in accordance with the contract received on July 14, 2022

Convened as the Board of Equalization, they will hear the referees’ recommendations from property tax hearings.

Regular Agenda Items include three special event liquor permit applications and Resolution 2022-51 (which was first approved on July 5 and continued from July 19) for the Bingham Plat Amendment.

Also on the agenda is a continued discussion regarding a potential General Election ballot question that would allow the BoCC members to run for a third term, as well as what to do about the legislative decision (HB2022-2117) allowing a reallocation of the lodging tax; shifting it from 100 percent being allocated to tourism, to a percentage up to 90 percent that could be allocated toward childcare, workforce housing and/or enhancing the visitor experience.

The BoCC will end their meeting with three executive sessions: one regarding the Bale Ditch, another related to active litigation, and the third focused on personnel matters

The public can attend the BoCC meeting in person or via Zoom. (Meeting ID# 109 079 543)