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The Buena Vista Board of Trustees (BOT) will meet this Tuesday, July 26 with a very special addition to the docket.

The formal meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m., preceded by a special Meet-and-Greet with the finalist for the BV Town Administrator position, Lisa Parnell-Rowe starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Piñon Room at the Buena Vista Community Center. Both the Meet-and-Greet and Trustees meeting are open to the public.

Currently a Nebraska resident, Parnell-Rowe will be attending the July 26 meeting per the unanimous decision by the BOT  at the July 12 Trustees meeting to meet the leading candidate.

Mayor Libby Fay takes her seat after being sworn in at the Buena Vista Board of Trustees’ April 26 meeting. Fay is Buena Vista’s fourth woman mayor. Photo by Hannah Harn.

Although the only current candidate for Town Administrator, Phillip Puckett made it clear on July 12 that her attendance does not mean she has the job. The invitation is an opportunity for Parnell-Rowe to meet members of the town and introduce herself publicly for the first time.

The topics on the agenda include a presentation from Shining Mountains Montessori School and Town staff regarding a potential childcare space on Carbonate Street.

Chaffee County Housing Authority Director Becky Gray will make a presentation of the Housing Authority’s proposition to add a tax measure to the ballot to provide sustainable funds to help address the current housing issue in BV.

The BOT will also address a “Design Phases Services Agreement” with Stanek Constructors regarding the expansion of the Water Treatment Plant, according to the BOT packet available here.

The BOT will also hear a proposal for a contract with MW Golden Constructors for the construction of the new Buena Vista Police Station.

The rest of the agenda includes the kickoff of the 2023 Town Budget, a mid-year 2022 pay plan update, and whether or not the Town should opt-in for opioid settlement funds which would be redistributed through the state, to the Chaffee County Public Health Department to aid in the opioid response efforts.