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Two major public hearings feature as prominent agenda items for the Aug. 13 meeting of the Board of Chaffee County Commissioners, as well as a discussion about progress on preparations for the Live Nation 7 Peaks Festival in Buena Vista. During the commissioners Aug. 5 meeting, County Administrative Assistant Patty Baldwin had expressed concern over the deadlines missed by the Live Nation organization. This as the county prepares for the Labor Day weekend concert event.

Dierks Bentley (left) exchanges high fives with Jed Selby (center) and Buzz Selby during the 2018 Live Nation event. Brian O’Connell, Live Nation president of country touring, said, “Jed has a legitimate passion for music. … Jed and his team have done an amazing job.” (file photo)

The first public hearing scheduled for 9:15 a.m. will cover the Cool Clear Water Major Impact Review for Townhouses. The proposed development was approved July 30 by Chaffee County Planning Commission, but a request may be submitted by Matt Lamar to continue the session to Sept. 10. Lamar is the applicant acting on behalf of Joe Edward Cooper.

The proposed project would create six, two-unit townhouses and a single-family residence on rural-zoned land located at 9325 CR 160 and 9693 CR 163. The minimum lot size for the units will be 5,000 sq. ft, with the bulk of the 26.12-acre space remaining as open space.

The second public hearing is a subdivision exemption for public benefit presented by Brian Berger for JLS, LLC and the Town of Poncha Springs. The project would subdivide a 70.5-acre lot into 70.4 acres (Lot 1-R) and .1 acres (Out-lot B) to create a separate out-lot for the Town of Poncha Springs well site.

Also on the agenda is a hearing regarding the creation of the Heritage Water Subdivision exemption for the Centerville Ranch.

Commissioners will also consider approval of a resolution for the Vista Sawatch Major Subdivision (the sketch plan was initially approved in September 2018), and a letter of support for Colorado Central Telecom’s proposed fiber optic cable project up CR 162 into Chalk Creek Canyon.