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Chaffee County District or County Court
The Chaffee County 2012 Annual Financial Report is now available on the Finance and HR Page.
To view past agendas and minutes of the Board of Commissiners meeting please visit the County Clerk's Page.
For a list of Special Events being held in Chaffee County (ie bike races, running races, etc.) please click on the following link Calendar of Special Event 2013
Chaffee County Public Health is pleased to present the Chaffee County 2013 Community Health Assessment and Public Health Improvement Plan. This document provides a summary of the health status of the residents of our county and a plan for action through the public health improvement plan. A community health assessment analyzes the health status of a community by identifying public health issues and determining priority areas which need collaborative action to improve health. You may review this document at www.chaffee-hhs.org/chaffee-county-public-health.
Cottonwood Pass is now closed for the season except for the use of snowmobiles and snow cats .
From November 1st until June 15th this road is not maintained beyond Denny Creek Trailhead. Motor vehicles (except snowmobiles, snow cats) are not permitted. Violators are warned that road conditions are not suitable for travel. The cost of rescue of persons or vehicles shall be borne by the violator.
In the fall gates are open so hunters can access the area. The road is plowed, if necessary, to the top of the pass prior to November 1st. If there is snowfall over the rest of the county as well, the main collectors and other county roads take precedence; therefore County Road 306 may be plowed on the 1st or 2nd day.
Three days after the close of hunting season, the gates are closed but not locked. The Road and Bridge Department will go to the top of the pass after that three days to check for vehicles and people. The gates will be locked after all is clear.
In the spring signs state that June 15th is the day the pass will open. However, the Road and Bridge Department will try and have Cottonwood Pass open before Memorial Day, depending on snowfall.
Gunnison County does not have snow removal on their side of the pass.
On August 7, 2012 the Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 2012-02 - "An Ordinance Modifying the Operation of Off-Highway Vehicles on Certain County Road and Providing Penalties for Violation of Such Ordinance."
In 2011 the Chaffee County Commissioners adopted Resolution 2011-19 and 2011-32 regarding medical marijuana centers and cultivation. In 2013 Ordinance 2013-02 was adopted regarding recreational marijuana.
The most recent completed Chaffee County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy draft plan is now available on our County Administration page. The CEDS is intended to lead to the formulation and implementation of a program that creates higher skill, higher wage jobs, raise income levels, diversify the economy and improve the quality of life, while protecting the environment.
2014 Holiday Schedule
2014 Commissioners Meeting Schedule
Agendas for County Board meetings may be posted or amended up to 24 hours before a meeting. The official posting site for County Board meeting agenda's is at the County Administrative Building, 104 Crestone Ave., Salida. Agendas are also available below.
Monthly Meetings Commissioners May Attend:
Mondays: Salida Rotary Club, Salida Community Center, 3rd & F St.
APR 16 6PM
Salida Regional Planning Commission
City of Salida Council Chambers, 448 E. 1st St.
APR 17 5PM
Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours
APR 19 5PM-8PM
County Bounty Restaurant, Highway 50, Salida
APR 22 9AM
Commissioners Special Meeting
APR 23 4:30PM
Chaffee County Fire Protection Station #1, 499
Antero Circle, Buena Vista
APR 24 10AM
Road Meeting w/Forest Service
5575 Cleora Rd., Salida
APR 29 10AM-1PM
Liquor Serving Training
Fairgrounds, 10165 CR 120
APR 29 6PM
Planning Commission Meeting Amended
APR 29 6PM
Inter-Governmental Quarterly Meeting with Town of Buena Vista, City of Salida and Poncha Springs
Buena Vista Community Center
MAY 1 7PM
Fair Planning and Fair Board Meetings
Fairgrounds, CR 120, Poncha Springs
May 6 9AM
Commissioners Regular Meeting
May 6 5PM-6PM
Input on Arkansas River Water for Colorado Conservation Board
Salida Community Center, 3rd & F St.
May 8 1PM
Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District Meeting
339 E Hwy 50, Salida
May 12 9AM
Regular meeting of Landfill Committee and Board of Health followed by Work Session
May 13 9AM
Commissioners Regular Meeting
May 13 6PM-8:30PM
Republican Central Committee Meeting
Mt. Shavano Manor, 525 W 16th St., Salida