The agenda for the 9 a.m. May 1 regular meeting of the Chaffee County commissioners includes consideration of three property boundary line adjustments and approval of the final plats for the Pinon Grove Minor Subdivision and the Brady Minor Subdivision.
Also on the agenda is Resolution 2018-34, documenting the commissioners’ April decision to adopt three amendments to the county’s land use code. Those amendments include appeals of administrative interpretation, Section 4.5.2: which will read: “Appeals to the Board of Adjustment shall not be allowed for violations that may be prosecuted pursuant to C.R.S. 30-28-124 (1)(b).”
Changes to a second amendment adds the qualification that commissioners must give prior approval prior to any action being referred to court. A third amendment regarding agricultural subdivision exemptions (allowed only for land currently used for agricultural purposes) would allow division into smaller parcels of at least 35 acres, provided the action was at least 12 months from the date of recording the plat.
Also on the agenda is a request presented by historic preservation advocate Melanie Roth, representing Historic St. Elmo, to close the very end of CR 162 within the limits of the town site of St. Elmo for reconstruction of a historic property, the Stark Bros. Store/Home Comfort Hotel and Cash Criss Buildings. The closure request would begin May 14 through Nov. 16. The Historic St. Elmo and Chalk Creek Canyon has been awarded a grant by the Colorado State Historical Fund for stabilization of the building’s foundation and roof, and the requested closures are related to public safety during the process.
Commissioners will approve language proclaiming May 19 to be Chaffee County Public Lands Day.