County planning staff reports that a specific development proposal for a poultry processing plant on Last Chance Road has been withdrawn by the applicant. The county planning commission's hearing on the application had previously been pulled from its May agenda.
The county commissioners dealt with a planning agenda of seven items at their regular meeting on June 13.
During planning discussions, commissioners heard from Marla K. Ensley Cinnamon about the high cost of "just drawing some lines" to create a small lot for her daughter's home.
"It's over the top," Cinnamon told the BoCC. To create a separate lot with a home for her daughter, the cost is going to be $4,000 to $5,000, she said.
Commission chair Bruce Hovde told her that the matter "is being looked at." Commissioners also approved her sketch plan for the Cinnamon subdivision.
Commissioners also gave sketch plan approval to the Gallup Farm II subdivision, owners Ted and Tina Graff and applicant Jered Graff.
A third sketch plan was tabled by commissioners.
The BoCC approved two replats: a replat of lots 20 and 21 of Heritage Estates, owner Paul Hersh-
berger; and a replat of Price subdivision, Allan and Kena Price and Cindy L. Little, owners.
Final approvals were given for the Groda III subdivision, owner Wilma Groda, applicant Bert Groda; and, for the Ahlberg Subdivision, Virgil and Margie Ahlberg, owners.
The first regular county commissioner meeting of the month was delayed to the second Monday, June 13, because of summer meetings of the Colorado Counties Inc. that took place June 6-8. The commissioners' next regular meeting will be June 27.
In other business at their June 13 meeting, the commissioners dealt with the following matters:
• Heidi Simpson and Teresa Phelps-Burns were appointed to the Tri-River Area Advisory Committee. Terms are for three years.
• The board approved purchase of a 2016 wheeled loader from Honnen Equipment for use at the landfill. Price was $169,734 including a county trade-in valued at $85,000.
• Commissioners were notified of approval of an opportunity scholarship grant totaling $44,225 on behalf of Delta County (Delta Montrose Technical College) for scholarships in conjunction with Colorado Mesa University and Western State University.
• The commissioners approved an expenditure of $6,414 for a new commercial range in the county jail.
During a preliminary hearing in Delta District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 15, Judge Steven Schultz found probable cause for second degree murder charges against Heather Jones.
Jones previously faced three counts in the shooting of Ryan Redifer in Paonia on Jan. 12, 2018 -- assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree and violation of a protection order.