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The Tuesday, May 16 agenda for the Chaffee Board of County Commissioners session is a busy one, including the consideration of an appeal of  an administrative decision denying a short-term rental license, a cybersecurity application for a grant, funded via the Department of Homeland Security, and consideration of the request to return $133,000 in funding to add early childcare slots for county preschool programming.

The appeal of the BoCC’s denial of a short-term rental license for the 2023 year has been made by Ryan and Christy Frank for their rural-zoned property at 12920 W CR 270 in Nathrop.

The BoCC will move on to consider a cybersecurity application for a grant to support the development and  implementation of a County Cybersecurity Plan. The grant would be funded via the Department of Homeland Security, and administered through the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM).

The county will consider approving the purchase of a water truck for the landfill, to aid in keeping landfill materials from becoming airborne, and consider two legal contracts; one for road and bridge chip seal contracts and the other the contract with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for a Public Health awareness program related to FY24 Cancer, Cardiovascular, and Pulmonary Disease.

The final item on the agenda is BoCC consideration for approval a Resolution to Allocate the Department of Human Services (DHS) Contribution in the amount of $133,000 to Ark Valley Preschool, which would replace the childcare programs run at the Schoolhouse until its abrupt (and as it turns out unnecessary) closure in February 2023. That funding had been awarded to The Chaffee Childcare Initiative which ran childcare programming at The Schoolhouse to expand pre-school slots,  but when the program was ordered closed, the funding had to be returned to the county.

The consent agenda contains only three items: a final resolution 2023-40 modifying the Timber Creek Short Term Rental Denial, as approved at the May 2 2023 meeting, approval of the Mt. Princeton Resort liquor license renewal, and approval of the project partner agreement with the Conservation Legacy (Southwest Conservation Corps) for the May 29-June 30, 2023 session in the amount of $16,000.

The meeting will be held at the Buena Vista Community Center beginning at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 16. Attendees can attend in person or via Zoom at or by dialing 719-359 -580 Meeting ID: 109 079 543.