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Chaffee County General Contact Info
Chaffee County District or County Court
To view past agendas and minutes of the Board of Commissiners meeting please visit the County Clerk's Page.
Chaffee County Calendar of Events
COTTONWOOD PASS IS NOW CLOSED!
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."
The Board of Commissioners adopted Resolution 2014-37 allowing the temporary operation of OHV's on CR 277 to St. Elmo during the time FS 292 is closed to such vehicles but no later than November 15 2014.
Resolution 2011-19 and 2011-32 - Medical Marijuana centers and cultivation.
Resolution 2012-28 - Adopting Medical Marijuana Business Licensing Regulations
Ordinance 2013-02 - Providing for a ban regarding retail Marijuana Establishments
Resolution 2014-35 - Imposing a temporary moratorium for new permits or licenses related to medical marijuana cultivation premises & infused products manufacturing.
Ordinance 2014-02 - Providing for a ban until December 31, 2015, on the submission, acceptance or processing or applications and the licensing, permitting or operation of any retail marijuana establishment as defined by the Colorado Constitution, Article XVIII, Section 16 in unincorporated portions of Chaffee County (except applications and licenses with respect to certain existing marijuana establishments), including the use of land for such purport or purposes.
Resolution 2014-44 - Amending the temporary moratorium for new permits or licenses related to medical marijuana cultivation premises and infused products manufacturing in unincorporated Chaffee County (applications and licenses with respect to certain existing marijuana establishments are excepted).
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.
2015 Holiday Schedule
2015 Commissioners Meeting Dates
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:
2nd Thursday: 1PM Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District Meeting, 339 E Hwy 50
2nd Monday: 6PM Republican Central Committee (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov at Mt. Shavano Manor, 525 W 16th Salida and Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct and Dec at Sangre De Cristo Offices, 29780 Hwy 24, Buena Vista)
APR 23 4PM
Planning Commission Work Session Amended
APR 25 5PM
Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser
Fairgrounds, 10165 CR 120
APR 28 9:30AM
Commissioners Special Meeting Amended
APR 28 1PM
Visitor's Bureau Meeting
Chaffee County Annex, 112 LInderman Ave., Buena Vista
APR 28 6PM
Planning Commission Meeting
MAY 2 5PM
Trout Unlimited Banquet
Fairgrounds, 10165 CR 120
MAY 5 9AM
Commissioners Regular Meeting
MAY 7 6:30PM
Fair Board & Fair Planning Meeting
Fairgrounds 10165 CR 120