A fourth requirement for obtaining a county development permit is under consideration by the Board of County Commissioners.
A general site plan review to assess setbacks and other features would be required in addition to the access permit, address permit, and septic permit currently required under the county's development permit process.
A year ago, the county adopted the development permit process as an umbrella that includes the three currently required permits. The county is proposing to repeal that ordinance and replace it with one that includes the site plan review requirement.
The ordinance would apply to both new commercial and residential construction in the unincorporated areas of the county.
The ordinance is scheduled for second reading and action at the BoCC's regular meeting on Dec. 17. If adopted, it would take effect on that date.
In other business at their regular Nov. 5 meeting, the county commissioners dealt with the following matters:
• Commissioners gave a go-ahead to the engineering department for obtaining bids on replacement of the Garvin Mesa bridge over Fire Mountain Canal. The county plans to evaluate proposals after the first of the year. A box culvert design is proposed. The county is also looking at a project for replacement of the Gunnison River bridge at Escalante Canyon Road.
• Commissioners ratified signatures on a $482,322 project for safety improvements at Blake Field. The work includes realignment and construction of taxiways and wind cone relocation. The work is 90 percent funded by CDOT, mostly from tax collected on aviation fuel, the BoCC was told.
• Commissioners discussed possible grant funding for a specialized tractor that could be used at Blake Field to mow and plow snow in areas that have aviation-specific obstacles such as runway lights and markers.
• The emergency manager reported that the state is proposing to take over maintenance of the county's three, 800-megahertz communications system towers located on Antelope Hill, at the courthouse, and near Paonia. There will probably be a charge to the county for the service in coming years, the BoCC was told.blog comments powered by Disqus