BOCC amends work program |

BOCC amends work program

SUMMIT COUNTY – At its May 19 work session, the Board of County Commissioners finalized an amendment to the county planning department’s work program for the remainder of 2003.

Projects scheduled for the rest of the year include the completion of an update to the Countywide Comprehensive Plan; amendments to the development code to address landscaping and requirements for water conservation; initiation of an update to the 1988 Upper Blue Master Plan land-use maps; major amendments to the development code to address numerous issues, including improvements in administrative processes; and initiation of a Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program for the Lower Blue Basin.

“I receive several requests weekly regarding when certain master plan projects will be undertaken,” County Commissioner Gary Lindstrom said. “By finalizing the amended work program, we have outlined what long-range planning projects county residents can expect to be worked on in the upcoming year.”

The 2004 work program for the planning department will include completion of any of the above unfinished projects as well as the initiation of several new projects. An update to the Snake River Master Plan is tentatively scheduled to be commenced in the spring of 2004.

“We are glad that the amended work program is finalized, as we rely on it to allocate staffing resources for the upcoming year,” said Jim Curnutte, county planning director.

Each of the county’s four basin planning commissions has made recommendations on projects for the 2004 work program to the Countywide Planning Commission. At its July 7 meeting, the commission will review the basic planning commission recommendations and then forward an overall recommendation on the 2004 work program to the BOCC. This will assist the county commissioners as they contemplate the 2004 budget.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the Countywide Planning Commission meetings to provide input on important projects they feel should be initiated in 2004.

For more information, please contact Jim Curnutte at (970) 668-4203, e-mail

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