Chaffee County Citizen Boards

 

 

Chaffee County has a total of 14 boards, most of which are voluntary.  Most board appointments are made in January.  Vacancies resulting in resignations may be filled throughout the year. All vacancies are posted by public notice.  All public notices for vacancies are posted in the Mt. Mail, Chaffee County Times, and on the Chaffee County website on the Public Notice Page.

 

 To view a complete copy of the full board rosters please click here.  This list was updated June 2, 2017.

Airport Board: The City of Salida and the County have been jointly operating and maintaining Harriet Alexander Field (the "Airport") in one form or another since 1969. In 2001, the City and County executed an Intergovernmental Agreement for the operation and management of the Airport providing for the creation, establishment that sets the Airport's policies and procedures and make-up of the Salida/Chaffee County Airport Board (“Airport Board”). The Airport Board consists of five members, two members to be appointed by the City and three members to be appointed by the County.  Each member serves a three-year term and may be reappointed to serve on the board without limitation.  

 Board of Adjustment: The Board of Adjustment oversees zoning interpretations and can authorize zoing variances. It consists of three membersand provides for the appointment of up to two “associate members” to serve in the event that “any regular member is temporarily unable to act owing to absence from the county, illness, interest in a case before the Board or any other cause". Members of the BOA must have permanently and continuously resided in the County for one year preceding the date of their appointment and shall hold no other elected office of Chaffee County.  

Board of Review: The Chaffee County Board of Review (“Board of Review”) is authorized make special exceptions to the terms of the building code in harmony with their general purpose and intent and subject to appropriate principles, standards, rules, conditions, and safeguards in the building code. The Board of Review consists of  five regular voting members, and each member is serves for a three-year term (following the initial members’ terms) or until his or her respective successor has been appointed. 

 Fair Board: The Chaffee County Fair Board (“Fair Board”) was created at the request of 4-H members and leaders to set rules and regulations regarding the Chaffee County Fair. The mission of the Fair Board is to organize, conduct, operate and hold a county fair for the promotion of all mechanical, industrial, agricultural, horticultural, and livestock products and other products and exhibits. The Fair Board consists of thirteen voting members serving three-year terms.

 

Heritage Advisory Board: The Chaffee County Heritage Area Advisory Board (“HAAB”) was created to provide advice and assistance on matters associated with planning and implementation of the Heritage Area Program.The HAAB consists of up to  eleven members.  All members must be full-time residents of Chaffee County. The first nine members should be selected based on appropriate geographic representation of the county and based on representation of interests in cultural, natural, economic, and recreational resources.  With respect to the additional two members, one shall be an “at large” member with a one- to three-year term, as needed at the time of appointment, and the second additional member shall be a representative from the ranching community, who lives and owns property along the scenic byway.   

 

Library Board Northern (Buena Vista): The Northern Chaffee County Library District (“NCCLD”) oversees the management of a public library for the use and benefit of the residents of Northern Chaffee County. The NCCLD Board of Trustees consists of five members; a trustee must be a qualified elector residing within the district.  Trustees are appointed by a committee comprised of two members of the Board of Commissioners of Chaffee County, and two members of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Buena Vista. NCCLD trustee terms are for five years. The number of terms is limited to two five-year terms not to include completion of unexpired terms.  After completion of two five-year terms, a board member may be appointed for an additional five-year term by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees.

 

Library Board Southern (Salida): The Southern Chaffee County Regional Library District (“SCCRLD”) known as Salida Regional Library (“Library”) is oversees the management of a public library for the use and benefit of the residents of Southern Chaffee County. The Library Board of Trustees consists of five members; a trustee must be a qualified elector residing within the Library District.  Trustees are appointed by a committee comprised of two members of the Board of County Commissioners of Chaffee County (“County”), and two members of the City Council of the City of Salida (“City”); historically, the County and the City have agreed upon trustee appointments without needing to convene the committee. Library trustee terms are for five years.  The number of terms is determined by the County.  

 

Planning Commission: The Board of County Commissioners of Chaffee County (“BoCC”) is authorized by C.R.S. §30-28-103(1) to appoint a commission of not less than three nor more than nine members to be known as the Chaffee County Planning Commission (“Commission”).  The number of members shall be set by the BoCC from time to time. Pursuant to C.R.S. §30-28-103(2), each of such members of the Commission shall be a resident of Chaffee County, the term of each appointed member of the Commission shall be three years or until his or her respective successor has been appointed, and the terms of office of such members shall be staggered so that approximately one-third of the members' terms expire each year.

 

Right to Ranch Mediation Panel Pool: The County has adopted a Right to Farm and Ranch Policy under Chaffee County Ordinance No. 2008-02. B. Pursuant to Section 6.01 of the Right to Farm and Ranch Ordinance, an Agricultural Land Use Conflict Resolution Program was created.  The program was to provide a forum for the resolution of conflicts between or among landowners and/or residents regarding agricultural operations or practices referenced in this Section and occurring within Chaffee County.  The Program is intended to provide rural landowners in Chaffee County with a potentially less costly, more efficient and less contentious alternative to formal legal proceedings that may not be in the best interests of either party to a conflict. The Mediation Panel hears grievances and makes recommendations for resolving agricultural land use conflicts between Chaffee County agricultural operations and other residents. The County Commissioners appoint five year-round residents to a pool from which panel members may be chosen.  Priority in appointment shall be given to individuals with mediation, arbitration, and other dispute resolution skills and residents that demonstrate an open, fair and non-prejudicial attitude towards rural land use issues.  Each member shall serve a term of two years. Panel members may also include a Colorado Division of Water Resources local water commissioner (from Lake, Chaffee, Fremont or Custer counties), subject to availability. 

 

Salida Regional Planning Commission: County and the City of Salida (City) are parties to an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) that provides that County and City shall form a joint planning commission (“Salida RPC”) to review development requests within the Municipal Growth Area and perform long-range planning.  Pursuant to the IGA, the County appoints three members from its Planning Commission and the City appoints three members from its Planning Commission to serve on the Salida RPC. Members of the Salida RPC are appointed for one-year terms.


 Transportation Advisory Board: The County created a Chaffee County Transportation Advisory Board ("Advisory Board") to provide advice and assistance on matters associated with transportation planning and implementation of transportation services. The Advisory Board consists of no fewer than seven and no more than 15 members. Members include a Chaffee County Commissioner, the Chaffee County Director of Administration, a representative from Chaffee County Planning Commission and three members representing the local municipalities, namely, The Town of Buena Vista Administrator, The Salida City Manager and the Poncha Springs Town Administrator.  Additional members must be full-time residents of Chaffee County and are selected based on appropriate geographic representation of the County and representation of interests in transportation planning and services.  Advisory Board members serve a three-year term from the date of the appointment.  Terms expire on January 31st of each year, but members continue to serve until their successors have been appointed.


Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advisory Board: The Chaffee County Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advisory Board (UAS) was created to provide advice and assistance on all authorized operations and activities in connection with the County's UAS program.  The UAS board consists of no fewer than seven (7) members and no more than eleven (11) members including the Chairman.  The Government representative is a nonvoting member and the Chairman is a nonvoting member, unless Chairman's vote is needed to break a deadlock.  All members must be full-time residents of Chaffee County.  The members are selected by the Board of Commissioners.  To the extent there are available candidates, at least one member shall represent each of the following areas: a. Member of the Buena Vista Airport Board b. Member of the Chaffee County/City of Salida Airport Board c. Government representative d. Representative of the local economic development entity e. Representative from the education community f. Business sector representative g. Citizen representative. Each member is appointed to a two year term, or until his/her repective successor has been appointed and quailified. 


Visitors Bureau: The Chaffee County Visitors Bureau (CCVB) is a panel authorized under C.R.S. 30-11-107.5(4) to administer Chaffee County’s tourism fund and to advertise and market tourism in Chaffee County consists of ten (10) voting members.  Three of the ten voting members include the Executive Director of the Salida Chamber of Commerce, the Executive Director of the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, and the Executive Director of the Poncha Springs Chamber of Commerce. (If Poncha Springs does not have a Chamber of Commerce, such person is a representative affiliated with tourism who is recommended by the Town of Poncha Springs).  To qualify for the other seven positions on the CCVB, an applicant shall be appointed from the tourism industry.  One member must be appointed from the lodging industry.  Each person is appointed to a three-year term. 

 

Weed Board: The County is charged with appointing a noxious weed management local advisory board (Weed Board).  Members of the Weed Board must be residents of the unincorporated portion of the county, and at least a majority of the members of the Weed Board must be landowners of over 40 acres.  Chaffee County is a cooperating entity with Lake County pursuant to the Intergovernmental Agreement Concerning Undesirable Plant Management effective as of January 1, 2012 (IGA).  Pursuant to the IGA, the Weed Board consists of five voting members who provide a fair geographical distribution within the county(s).  At least one member must be a resident of Lake County.  Members are appointed by the Commissioners and serve three-year terms.

 

 

 

 


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