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UPDATE SAGUACHE COUNTY GOVERNMENT SERVICES DURING COVID-19

UPDATED 04-22-2020

In an effort to slow the potential spread of COVID-19 in our community,
Saguache County government will have limited access to buildings 
beginning Monday, April 27, 2020. 

In an effort to move forward with our job duties, a decision was made
to begin integrating the public back into the county sector.  

Staff will be providing limited essential services via phone and online avenues.
In-person contact for receiving essential services will have limited restrictions during this time. 

These adjustments to county services and public access will be in place until further notice.

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Public Hearing Land Development Code

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing at the Saguache County Commissioners meeting Room located at 501 – 4th Street, Saguache, Colorado, on the following date:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 at 3 PM

to consider proposed changes to the Saguache County Land Development Code changes

To view the proposed changes BEGINNING MONDAY, JULY 27, 2020, 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 also view the changes on our website at www.saguachecounty.net.

Written comments will be accepted until Friday, AUGUST 28, 2020 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

 

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Saguache County Board of Commissioners Seeks Saguache County Planning Commission Members

Saguache County Board of Commissioners

Seeks Saguache County Planning Commission Members

Saguache County Board of Commissioners are seeking a member and an alternate from:

            Crestone/Baca area member and alternate

The representative must be a property owner or property manager and reside in the Crestone/Baca area.  Regular member terms are for three years and the alternate terms are for a one-year term.

Saguache County Planning Commission meets on the last Thursday of each month in the Road and Bridge meeting room. The Planning Commission may also have work sessions through out each month to work on the Saguache County Master Plan and different items.

If you are interested please send a brief letter of interest stating qualifications and interest to:  Saguache County Land Use, PO Box 326, Saguache, CO 81149 prior to Friday, August 28, 2020 or open until filled.  Should you have any questions please call Amber Wilson at 719-655-2321.

HELP WANTED: Code Enforcement Officer

The Saguache County Land Use Office is accepting applications for a full time Saguache County Code Enforcement Officer.  Applicants must have a valid Colorado Divers License, must pass a criminal background check as well as a pre-employment drug test. 

Applications will be accepted until filled.

Applications and job descriptions may be found on www.saguachecounty.net or may be emailed to you, please contact April Quintana at 719-655-2231

Saguache County is an equal opportunity employer.

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SAGUACHE COUNTY LAND USE DEPARTMENT – PROTOCOLS FOR LIMITED PUBLIC INTERACTION

SAGUACHE COUNTY LAND USE DEPARTMENT – PROTOCOLS FOR LIMITED PUBLIC INTERACTION

The Saguache County Land Use Office has downloadable applications online at https://www.saguachecounty.net/index.php/permits-applications. If you do not see an application that you need on this list, please give our office a call and we will be happy to mail or email it to you.

Applications that you can mail in with the fees are Construction, Septic, Physical Address, Home Occupation and Home Occupation Renewal. Please review applications to see that we may require additional information needed for any application.

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LAND USE CODE ENFORCEMENT VIOLATION COMPLAINT LINE IS NOW ACTIVE! (2)

LAND USE CODE ENFORCEMENT VIOLATION COMPLAINT LINE IS NOW ACTIVE!

719-221-0547

NUMBER CAN BE CALLED MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8AM – 4PM

If possible please have address or legal description or exact location of violation.

THIS IS A CONFIDENTIAL COMPLAINT LINE. THIS LINE IS NOT RECORDED AND NAMES WILL NOT BE GIVEN OUT!

URGENT NOTICE FOR CERTAIN LAND USE APPLICATIONS

The Saguache County Land Use Office is now requiring an appointment for any Conditional Use, Variance request which includes marijuana variance requests. This allows the Land Use Office to review all applications for correct information and additional information that may be required. To make an appointment with the Land Use Office, you can call the office at 719-655-2321,  – or come by at 501 4th Street, Saguache, CO 81149.

Federal Flood Insurance Now Available In Saguache County

FEDERAL FLOOD INSURANCE NOW AVAILABLE IN SAGUACHE COUNTY, COLORADO

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.