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Starting at 6:00 p.m. on April 19, Salida City Council will host their regular work session where the Public Art Commission (PAC) will propose a new project. The  PAC resumed meeting in December of 2020 and it was suggested by Mayor Wood and City Administrator Drew Nelson that the Commission look at the possible redevelopment of the existing skate park at First and G Streets as a location for public art.

The Commission has also investigated other City owned properties but has determined the existing skate park next to U.S. 291 (First St.) is the location with the most potential. The Commission will present their ideas for the project in hopes that Council will allow use of the former skate park for public art.

Screenshot taken of City Council work session on January 19 that was held via GoToMeeting.

Council will also discuss jointly with the Planning Commission a possible rezoning of the 900 J Street parcel. The applicant, Landon Vigil, is requesting a Major Impact Review approval to rezone the parcel located at 900 J Street from Commercial (C-1) to Manufactured Housing Residential (R-4).

The applicant owns the adjoining Grand View Mobile Home Park and is requesting the (R-4) zone district so that she can incorporate the parcel within the park in the future.

If the Major Impact Review request for rezoning is approved the applicant intends on submitting an application for Administrative Review approval to eliminate the lot lines of the 10,454 square foot parcel to combine it into the Park. The existing home will be removed, and mobile homes placed within the Park.

The public hearing with Planning Commission is scheduled for May 24, 2021. The first reading of the Ordinance will be June 14, 2021 and the second reading and public hearing of the Ordinance will be July 6, 2021.

Lastly, Council will have a discussion on special events. On April 16, 2021 Chaffee County Public Health released a revised Public Health Order with guidelines for indoor and outdoor events in Chaffee County to be in effect until August 31, 2021.

City staff recommends City Council adopt the County order with additional instructions for events provided by the State of Colorado.

To preregister to watch the meeting live, click here.