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Updated Community Development Department Newsletter
January 2023

Greetings and Happy New Year from the La Plata County Community Development Department! Below you will find a news update on the projects, plans, and processes afoot in our Planning and Building Departments. Thank you for your interest in La Plata County!
Here's what you'll find in this issue: 
Planning Department Update
Due to a staffing shortage and an increased number of permit applications, processing time for projects has significantly increased. We are working to address this as best we can and appreciate your patience. Thank you for your understanding.
Building Department Update
On October 11, 2022, the Board of County Commissioners adopted impact fees for the Durango Fire Protection District. The fees take effect on January 1, 2023. In addition, the County will be charging a 3% administrative fee (on top of the impact fee) for the collection and processing of the fees. For information regarding these fees go to our webpage here or call (970)382-6251.
Welcome, Kevin Hall!
We want to welcome Kevin Hall to the Community Development Department as our Interim Director. Kevin had an extensive career with the City of Durango and has come out of retirement to join our team on a temporary basis. When not in the office, Kevin can be found searching for powder stashes at Purgatory. Welcome aboard!
Update to Chapter 90, Oil and Gas Regulations
La Plata County Staff has been working on a rewrite of the Oil and Gas Regulations (Chapter 90) in the Land Use Code. We are seeking public input on the draft. Click here to see the draft. Please provide comments via our comment portal (here). A webpage has been created to provide the public with updates on the Chapter 90 rewrite (click here).

Click here for information on upcoming meetings
Board of County Commissioners planning meetings
All meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. at the County Administration Building, 1101 E. 2nd Ave in Durango. They are also accessible to the public using an online meeting platform via computer and telephone. Information for joining these meetings through zoom is available here:

Join the meeting at https://zoom.us/j/819094582  

Or by telephone:

Dial (if the first number is busy, try another number):
(346) 248 7799
(669) 900 9128
(312) 626 6799
(646) 558 8656
(253) 215 8782
(301) 715 8592

Webinar ID: 819 094 582

January 17
  • Amendment to La Plata County Land Use Code section 66-11.I.A.2
    A proposed amendment to the La Plata County Land Use Code.
  • Direction to staff on the setback policy question of Chapter 90 

Planning Commission meetings
All meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. at the County Administration Building, 1101 E. 2nd Ave in Durango. They are also accessible to the public using an online meeting platform via computer and telephone. Information for joining these meetings through zoom is available here: 

Join the meeting at https://zoom.us/j/371987878

Through this link, you can listen to audio on your computer or tablet and speak during public comment periods at relevant meetings.

For audio access by telephone, call any of the numbers below (if the number called is busy, please call another number on the list):

(346) 248 7799
(669) 900 9128
(312) 626 6799
(646) 558 8656
(253) 215 8782
(301) 715 8592

Enter meeting ID 371 987 878

January 12

  • Edgemont Meadows Picnic Grounds minor permit
    The Planning Commission will consider a proposal to develop picnic grounds including tent, restroom structures, and associated facilities.
  • Robert's Resorts Village Camp Durango sketch plan
    The Planning Commission will consider a sketch plan application for a luxury RV park that would include up to 306 stalls located in the Animas Valley Planning District at 876 CR 252.
January 26
  • No projects scheduled at this time

Joint Planning Commission meetings
All Joint Planning Commission meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. at the County Administration Building, 1101 E. 2nd Ave in Durango. They are also accessible to the public using an online meeting platform via computer and telephone. Information for joining these meetings through zoom is available here: 

Join the meeting at https://zoom.us/j/371987878

Through this link, you can listen to audio on your computer or tablet and speak during public comment periods at relevant meetings.

For audio access by telephone, call any of the numbers below (if the number called is busy, please call another number on the list):

(346) 248 7799
(669) 900 9128
(312) 626 6799
(646) 558 8656
(253) 215 8782
(301) 715 8592

Enter meeting ID 371 987 878

January 19

  • Cancelled - no items

Wildfire Advisory Board meetings
This month's meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 5 at 4:00 p.m. at the County Administration Office at 1101 E 2nd. Ave. This meeting will also be accessible to the public through an online meeting platform via computer and telephone. Public participation, including written or spoken comments, will be handled through this platform, and information for joining these meetings is available here: 

To access the meeting, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/8395387413

Through this link, you can listen to audio on your computer or tablet and speak during public comment periods at relevant meetings.

For audio access by telephone, call any of the numbers below (if the number called is busy, please call another number on the list):

(669) 900 6833
(253) 215 8782

Enter meeting ID 839 538 7413

January 5

  • Regular meeting of the Wildfire Advisory Board
    The board will discuss updates from the mitigation, land use code, and community engagement committees. 

Historic Preservation Review Commission
This month's meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 18 at 3:00 p.m. at the Community Development Department at 211 Rock Point Drive This meeting will also be accessible to the public through an online meeting platform via computer and telephone. Public participation, including written or spoken comments, will be handled through this platform, and information for joining these meetings is available here: 

To access the meeting, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/j/92804786501

Through this link, you can listen to audio on your computer or tablet and speak during public comment periods at relevant meetings.

For audio access by telephone, call any of the numbers below (if the number called is busy, please call another number on the list):

(669) 900 6833
(253) 215 8782

Enter meeting ID 928 0478 6501

January 18

  • Regular meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Commission

Planning Project Locator Map

Are you wondering if there are any planning projects near you? Community Development Services and the County's IT department built a locator map that shows all the proposed projects in La Plata County! This interactive tool shows you where each project is located and provides a link to more information about the project including status and submittals. Check out the project locator map here!
Stay informed
Thank you for your interest in planning and community development issues in La Plata County. We will use this list to keep you informed of upcoming projects and processes, so please forward it to those who might be interested. Feel free to contact us at La Plata County with any questions: Planning Department, (970) 382-6263or Building Department, (970)382-6250.
La Plata County
Community Development
(970) 382-6263
amber.lamb@co.laplata.co.us

 

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