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-Patricia Sizemore asked about the 2011 resolution banning second residences on any property less than 20 acres; what has prompted the BOCC to “loosen up” that resolution; wants the commissioners to look at what’s best for the majority of homeowners, not just a few, as it affects everyone’s property values. Commissioner Thayer responded that the commissioners are “looking at draft language” for second residences.

-Liz Alvarez asked how citizens can get answers to questions posed during BOCC meetings as many questions go unanswered; Commissioners Thayer and Richardson stated that this is public comment, but that Town Halls are where citizens can get questions answered. gas in michigan They suggested that she listen to YouTubes of BOCC meetings; Ms. Alvarez stated that YouTubes are very difficult to understand/hear and that responses by commissioners are inaudible.

-Miguel Alvarez asked about policy regarding BOCC meetings which states that documents will be available the week before the meeting; how can citizens be informed when documents actually only appear a few hours before BOCC meetings? Also asked about perception commissioners have that citizens are anti-growth – he prefers that the county promote “strategic growth.” When Mr. Alvarez asked a specific question about roads along section lines, he was cut off by the county attorney and commissioners; they told him that he was “represented by an attorney” and to handle this “through the right channels.”

-consideration of resolution requiring fire service/fire district inclusion fee: Greer spoke about areas of land with no fire district coverage. gas in oil causes This resolution will 1) require fees for new construction in those areas to cover fire services or 2) have new construction apply to fire districts for inclusion and join fire districts by paying proper mill levy already in place. gas stoichiometry practice sheet TJ Steck, representing fire chiefs in EC, encouraged support of this resolution. Passed.

-consideration of adoption of Strategic Plan: Albrecht presented at a previous workshop; passed. Carla Hagood expressed concerns that complete Strategic Plan was not on county website until yesterday, and she could not open document. hp gas online booking She’s concerned that citizens’ values and priorities are not being addressed; focus of Strategic Plan is on economics. Citizens have concerns about quality of life issues which should be reflected in Strategic Plan, so adoption of this plan should therefore be delayed. electricity word search puzzle Commissioner Thayer stated that these issues are addressed in the Comprehensive Plan.

Albrecht’s comments on EDZ: county has been working on this for over a year with adequate opportunities for citizens to gather information; Town of Elizabeth is OK with EDZ – no response from Kiowa or Simla. County has received about 40 responses from citizens. gas hydrates wiki EDZ does not change where a citizen can put a business. elektricity club Public notice requirements have been strengthened. This does not set up competition between county and towns. gas monkey bar and grill Old process took time and money to rezone. Makes sense to put businesses along major corridors.

-Rick Brown proposed additional amendment dealing with procedure because “substantially similar business” wording is a problem. Approval allowed/not allowed decision is made behind closed doors by County Manager. Nearby property owners will have no way of knowing about change unless they monitor all BOCC happenings/events. Suggested more transparency: notices to surrounding landowners and public hearings.

-Carla Hagood stated that questions from citizens are not being addressed. Just because our county is outside the state norms for commercial vs. residential taxation, it is not unusual; commercial development depends on location of county within the state. Commissioners had stated at Town Hall that Lincoln County is used as a model for EDZ – actually a very different model than the proposed EDZ. Recommended that the EDZ be phased in slowly with public input every 6 months.

One idea commissioners considered involved moving all uses from use by right to special use review (SUR), but eliminating public hearing and consideration by Planning Commission; in other words, recommendation by CDS would go directly to BOCC (bypassing the PC). Thus, SURs within the EDZ would have a streamlined process, saving both time and money for the applicant while still preserving public input.