With a record of 17 wins and six losses, the Ridgway Lady Demons girls basketball season ended in Durango on Saturday after a 47 to 42 loss against Paonia in the 2A Region 3 Championship match. Photo by Bill Tiedje Read more...
|Threatt: Obligations of BOCC to Section 9||| Print ||
|Wednesday, 06 February 2013 22:07|
Just what role will the turnover on the Board of County Commissioners since 2010 play in the latest visual impact tug-of-war?
On Nov. 1, 2010, Resolution No. 2010-45, outlining the 12 visual impact issues the BOCC directed the Ouray County Planning Commission to address: expansion of visual impact regulations to more roads; whether the building permit point system achieves "blending"; mandatory setbacks from roads; skyline breakage rules; setbacks from ridgelines and escarpments; permit application submittal requirements; appeal process; difference between structures and buildings; historically accurate buildings; review of definitions; how to treat remodels and additions; and, provide input for a companion guide to VIR.
The resolution was passed by Commissioners Lynn Padgett, Keith Meinert and Heidi Albritton.
Since that time those and three more commissioners (Mike Fedel, Pat Willits and Don Batchelder) have held office at one time or another and none has attempted to repeal the resolution or to amend it to remove Section 9, Visual Impact Regulations from consideration.
Concurrently, the BOCC has since 2007 been revisiting a resolution that set land use priorities for staff and the planning commission. Every six months, when a new resolution re-prioritizing land use issues for OCPC came up, no one moved to send Section 9 to the bottom of the list or to take it off. Until February 2010, Section 9 was at the bottom or in the middle of the list.
In Resolution No. 2010-007, Section 9 shot up to second on the priorities list. For two resolutions in 2011 and one in 2012, it was number one. The latest resolution, passed Sept. 25, 2012, had some housekeeping sections at the top, all disposed of in December, and Section 9 was second.
After two years, the OCPC has a draft Section 9 ready for a public hearing. If it survives a vote, it will be sent to the BOCC for consideration.
Do current county commissioners have a responsibility, or not, to honor the will of prior commissioners and consider amendments to address the 12 issues? What if a current commissioner would not have been interested in voting for 2010-45?
As the last part of the visual impact series we have run for three weeks shows, it has often taken the OCPC a lengthy amount of time to revise a land use code section. The process needs to be faster, so that a subsequent BOCC isn't stuck with considering two years of work that they never asked for.
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Final: Ridgway girls lose 47-42 to Paonia after a valiant 4th quarter comeback attempt.
Update: 45-42, Crozier hits 2 from the line.
Update: 52 seconds, 45-40 Paonia
Update: 2:19 remaining, Paonia on top 43-34
Update: Paonia up 43-32 in 4th Qtr.
Update: Paonia up 25-21 at half.
Update: Paonia up 21-19 in 2nd Qtr.
Update: Tied 13-13 end of 1st Qtr.
Update: Teams trade leads early - Ridgway up 9-8.
Update: Ridgway girls are up 6-0 early in Durango.
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