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Delta County takes land use comments

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At the June 27 input meeting on the Delta County land use, Delta County staff and county commissioners took comments and answered questions. The meeting was held at Needle Rock Brewing in Delta and was attended by about 30 community members.

County Commissioners Mike Lane (District 1), Don Suppes, (District 2), and Mark Roeber (District 3), planning commission members and county staff were on hand to review maps and other information.

Elyse Casselberry, county community and economic development director updated the public with slides and narrative. Casselberry said that Delta County is not a county with no regulations, rather it's a county with limited regulations. However, those regulations are complicated, unclear and unpredictable.

The Land Use "tools" Delta County currently has available include a junk ordinance and subdivision, mobile home, and specific development regulations.

At the three tables, each representing one of three commission districts, were copies of a conceptual plan for community members to review. District 1 commissioner Mike Lane, Don Suppes (District 2) and Mark Roeber (District 3) , along with planning commission and county staff members, met with the public at each of the respective tables to review the the conceptual plan, maps and information, and speak with members of the public and answer questions about land use. Conceptual information was provided and participants were encouraged to leave their questions and comments on sticky notes at their district table.

For District 1, sample comments include the following: "In addition to coordinating with municipalities, coordinate with other land agencies." "Be careful to maintain wildlife corridors; work with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Conservation District.

From District 2: "What would you call a small gun repair - in my house or put in a shed?" "Working on land use/zoning compatibility, it is important to remember to understand and think through clearly."

District 3: "What constitutes limited review/permitted?" "Water availability based on future drought trends and drought contingency plans."

Additional comments may be directed to Casselberry atecasselberry@deltacounty.com, or by calling 970-874-2110. Comments can also be mailed or delivered to 501 Palmer, Room 115, Delta, CO 81416.

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