The Chaffee Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) will hold a special meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 28, primarily focused on moving the first module of the county’s new land use code ahead. The long-awaited step is welcome progress to county residents.
The meeting includes a public hearing, deliberation and a final decision on the draft Module I of the county’s new Land Use Code (LUC). Prior to this special meeting, the hearing has been continued twice, first from August 22 to Sept. 13, then from the 13th to September 28. (Public comment closed on the items in Module I on Sept. 13.)
Included in this module are:
- LUC Module I Private Lands Camping regulations
- LUC Hipcamp regulations
- Auxiliary Dwelling Unit (ADU) detached building site defensible space
- Land Use Code -Consider Adoption of Final Land Use Code Text Amendments: “Module 1” topics, including Wildland Urban Interface; Accessory Dwelling Units; Agritourism; Short Term Rentals; and Bed and Breakfast sections.
Also on the agenda is consideration of a resolution extending a temporary moratorium on the submission, acceptance, or processing of applications for road and alley vacations in the townsite of Nathrop. Months ago the BoCC put the moratorium in place so that it could get a right-of-way (ROW) assessment of this historic townsite along U.S. 285 to see which of the ROWs need to be preserved and which can be allowed to lapse to allow for building sites that meet modern standards.
Last on the agenda will be the consideration of a letter of support for a Trails and Conservation Plan Grant Application.
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