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April 28, 2016 Saguache Planning Commission Agenda

Saguache County Planning Commission Agenda
THURSDAY, April 28, 2016
5:00 p.m.
I. Call to Order and Declaration of quorum
II. Roll Call
III. Additions/Deletions to agenda
IV. Review/Approval of January 28, 2016 meeting minutes
V. Introduction of guests
VI. Abstentions
VII. Update of previous applications                                                           
       A. Shiloh Church – Conditional Use – Religious Retreat Center
       B. Steve and Cindy Criswell – Conditional Use – All Season Adventures for a snowmobile, ATV rentals and tours
       C. Dean Holding Storage LLC – Conditional Use Modification – Adding more storage units
VIII. Old Business: None
IX. New Business:
       A. Ursula Vigil
           Tract A & B 31-42-7
           Conditional Use request for Additional Residence
      B.Ursula Vigil
         Tract A & B 31-42-7
         Variance request for 1974 Mobile Home
      C. Needle Branch Land Company, LLC
          NW1/4SE1/4 29-45-6 SW1/4SE1/4 29-45-6
          Conditional Use Modification request for Prior Commercial Use of Old Cow Town
X. Land Use Report

7PM Adjournment

Public Hearing for Proposed Changes to the Saguache County Land Development Code

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing at the Saguache County Road and Bridge Meeting Room located at 305 – 3rd Street, Saguache, Colorado, on the following date:
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016 at 1 PM
to consider proposed changes to the Saguache County Land Development Code
Article I – Introduction
Article IV – Articles of Local Interest – Marijuana Regulations
Article III – Construction Permit
To view the proposed changes, you may contact the Saguache County Land Use Department – PO Box 326, Saguache, CO 81149 or , or by calling 719-655-2321 or you may view the changes on our website at
Written comments will be accepted until Friday, May 6, 2016 at 3pm, and may be sent to Saguache County Land Use Department at PO Box 326, Saguache, CO 81149 or email to
By: Jason Anderson, Chairman
Chairman, Saguache County Board of Commissioners

County Owned Lots Are Now Available to Pick Up at the Land Use Office!

The Saguache County Board of Commissioners are accepting written offers for County Owned Property at this time. The lots available will be accepted by the Commissioners, at their discretion, on or until February 28, 2017.

If you would like to submit a bid offer for any available properties you may request a list of properties available and a bid packet from the Saguache County Land Use office at 719-655-2321 or by email at .  Bids must be submitted on a County bid form.  Funds must accompany bids. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.

The Board reserves the right to refuse any bid submitted.

pdfBID_FORM.pdf6.31 KB

pdfCountyOwnedLotList2016.pdf513.11 KB

Retail Marijuana Resolutions & Ordinances

A Resolution Concerning the Authorization, Permitting and Regulating of Retail Marijuana

Download: Resolution No. 2014-3.pdf 743.63 KB

An Ordinance revoking Ordinance 12-LU-42 which prohibited the operation of marijuana cultivations facilities, marijuana manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities or retail marijuana stores within the unincorporated boundaries of Saguache County, State of Colorado

Download: Ordinance No. LU-2014-4.pdf 319.85 KB

Federal Flood Insurance Now Available In Saguache County


Washington, D.C. – Saguache County has joined over 21,000 communities nationwide that are allowed to purchase federally backed flood insurance. This availability follows the community’s adoption and enforcement of ordinances to reduce flood losses and acceptance by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

                Saguache County is now a participant in the NFIP effective on September 18, 2013. Residents of Saguache County will be able to purchase flood insurance up to the limits under the Emergency Phase of the program. However, there is a 30-day waiting period before flood insurance coverage goes into effect. For single-family dwellings, the building coverage limit is $35,000, and the contents coverage limit is $10,000. Renters can also protect their belongings by purchasing contents coverage. For commercial properties, the building and contents coverage limits are both $100,000. Higher limits of coverage will be available after the initial Emergency Phase.

                Lenders must require borrowers whose properties are located in a designated flood hazard area to purchase flood insurance as a condition of receiving a federally backed mortgage loan in accordance with the Federal Disaster Protection Act of 1973.

                The NFIP is implemented through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. There are over 5.5 million flood insurance policies in more than 21,000 participating communities nationwide.