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The Chaffee Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) has a full agenda of land use items for their 9:00 a.m. July 18 regular meeting, to be held at the Buena Vista Community Center, located at 715 East Main Street in Buena Vista. While the county’s moratorium on major subdivision applications continues (awaiting finalization of the county’s revised Land Use Code), other land use proposals can proceed.

Buena Vista Community Center (Image Courtesy of Buena Vista Recreation)

They’ll begin with a review of the Woolmington Agricultural Subdivision Exemption. Applicants: Robert and Sharon Woolmington are requesting to subdivide 80.6 rural-zoned acres into two (2) parcels of 78.57 acres (Parcel A-Remainder Parcel) and 2.03 acres (Parcel B). Wells and on-site wastewater treatment systems will serve the property. A 20’ wide access easement from County Road 238 will provide access to the property, located at 16500 CR 328 (south half), outside Buena Vista.

The BoCC will move on to review of the Jacobson Agricultural Subdivision Exemption. Applicant Laurie Jacobson for B & L Cogan LLC is requesting to subdivide 160 rural-zoned acres into two (2) parcels of 2.43 acres (Lot 1) and approximately 157.57 acres (Lot 2 – Remainder Lot), located at 25896 CR 301, Buena Vista.

Next on the agenda is an application for lot line eliminations and boundary line adjustments at the historic townsite of Cleora. The applicant Cleora LLC is represented by Jeff Post, for official ruling at 7385 U.S. 50, Salida. The property is zoned Industrial & Recreational. A total of three subdivision exemptions are being reviewed concurrently.

These existing buildable lots would be served by a central potable water system and individual On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems.

Timber Creek Public Hearing  Continued from July 11

The Timber Creek Major Subdivision Final Plat application from applicant TCR Subdivision LLC / Walt Harder is back on the agenda for the July 18 BoCC meeting, after more than two hours of public discussion during the July 11 meeting.

The request to subdivision a 184.27 agricultural acreage into 70 lots “with 133.66 acres to be conserved as open space in perpetuity, with shared wells and individual on-site wastewater treatment systems to serve the proposed properties” comes with several questions as laid out in the July 11 session.

Commissioners noted that with so many issues at stake with this application, they needed more time to go over it. They directed staff to create a cleaned-up list of conditions and unanimously voted to continue the public hearing to Tuesday, July 18.

Wrapping up the session will be the review of two liquor licenses, consideration of a letter of commitment for the DOLA Proposition 123 – State Affordable Housing Fund opportunities and County Letter of Commitment, and a discussion on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) / Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and related grant opportunities.

Those wishing to attend the meeting can do so in person at the Buena Vista Community Center, or attend virtually at this link via Zoom at or by dialing 719-359-4580 Meeting ID: 109 079 543.