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The Salida City Council will host their regular meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m. on March 16. On the agenda is a resolution that if approved, would adopt the U.S. Hwy 50 and CO-291 intersection control evaluation study.

As St. Patrick Day approaches, a leprechaun has been spotted in the fountain at the Touber Building. Photo by Brooke Gilmore

This study was done in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation in 2018 with the goal of evaluating the future transportation needs along CO291 (Oak Street) from Walnut St. down to and including the intersection with U.S. Hwy 50.

Design alternatives developed through the planning process were provided to the public in August and September 2020 through online “story maps” that were advertised in numerous locations and the results of public input and preferred alternatives were presented to Council on February 1, 2021.

Other new business items include discussion of whether to continue the temporary suspension of water and wastewater late fees, delinquent charges and termination shut-off fees, and termination of services due to non-payment. Over the past months dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the city has waived these fees, but most community members have continued to pay their bills, except for some outlying cases.

Council will also discuss an ordinance that would approve a major impact review for a 1.72 acre of land located west of Holman Avenue and legally known as Lot Two of the Ambrose subdivision. Currently, the land is zoned R-2 ,and if approved would be used to place a planned development overlay.

Council will also designate April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Due to COVID-19 health regulations, the meeting will be held via GoToMeeting with a limited amount of in-person opportunity; primarily City Council and City Staff who have received both doses of the vaccine. To preregister, click here.