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The Chaffee Board of County Commissioners will begin their 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 regular meeting in the commissioners meeting room at 104 Crestone Ave. in Salida with presentations related to two different youth activity groups.

At least once a year, the CTC  and county youth present the top priorities for Chaffee County youth to county and municipal leadership. Above, in 2018 the Buena Vista Boys & Girls Torch Club presented at the Buena Vista Trustees meeting. From left; Emi Brooker, Julianna Martinez, Catie Morgan, Jeremiah Tremble, and Carter Stromer, with then-CTC Facilitator Miki Hodge.

The Communities That Care (CTC) council and the ETC (Extraordinary Teen Council) will make a presentation regarding HB19-1230, which outlines Marijuana Hospitality Establishments. That will be followed by a presentation and discussion about the Southwest Conservation Corps, Los Vales 2020 budget. Youth Program Manager Aubrey Tamietti will lead the discussion.

Commissioners will follow the presentations with several public hearings stemming from the Aug. 27 Planning Commission meeting, which passed on several projects in various stages of development.

Included in the review is the preliminary plan/final plat for the Mountain Shadows Subdivision. The proposal would divide 11.04 acres into five lots located at 12498 and 12400 CR 140. The Commissioners will also review the final plats for both the Nola Minor Subdivision and the Williamson Minor Subdivision.

The fourth public hearing will consider the Crosswinds Major Subdivision Sketch plan, proposed for 102 Tailwinds Drive in Buena Vista. The project would subdivide two larger lots totaling 42.9 acres into 16 lots, between Tailwinds Drive in Southwinds Minor Subdivision to CR 319 on the north end of the property.

Two proposed developments that elicited strong public reaction will complete the public hearings. The SMC Ranch Major Subdivision Sketch Plan proposes to subdivide two larger lots and two smaller tracts of land owned by SMC LLC, totaling 117.4 acres into 58 lots and right-of-way for streets. The Scanga Meat Company would remain in its present location on lot 52. Several residents of nearby Pinon Hills attended the Planning Commission hearing with wide-ranging concerns about water well levels, nitrate seepage into wells, worries about the lack of a cistern in their subdivision, comments about the proposed street grid pattern, traffic and density.

The final public hearing on the Cool Clear Water Major Impact Review for Townhouses would create six, two-unit townhouses and a single-family residence on 26.12 acres – divided as individual lots with the remaining land as common open space. The proposed lot size would be 5,000 sq. ft. Concerns were expressed during the Planning Commission hearing that while the townhouses were set back from the road, their position on the ridge overlooking the river presented several concerns about viewsheds, access to the low-lying common areas, and concerns over proposed low concrete patio areas. Commissioners may receive a request to table the hearing to Oct. 10, allowing time for the applicant to develop answers to the public’s concerns.