The Town of Dolores Colorado Regular Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024.


Planning and Zoning Commission

Planning Commissioner Vacancy
Now, Therefore, Be It Known, that notice is hereby given of a vacancy on the Planning and Zoning Commission. This vacant position has a term that expires on May 5, 2025.  An applicant who shall be a resident of the town shall be appointed by the Town Board of Trustees. 

Applicants can submit letters of interest to the Dolores Town Board of Trustees c/o Town of Dolores, P.O. Box 630, Dolores, Colorado, electronically to or drop off at 420 Central Avenue, Dolores, Colorado.  Please provide a letter stating your interest in serving on the Commission and any experience you feel may be beneficial.  Questions can be referred to the Town of Dolores 970-882-7720.  

Applicants must have been a resident of Dolores corporate limits for 30 days before the date of appointment and be 18 years of age. 
Position open until filled.

A Letter of Interest is due by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday before a Board of Trustees meeting., and can be sent electronically to

Appointment will be made at the next available Board of Trustees meeting from the time applications are received.

If you have questions, please contact the Town Hall at 882-7720.

Done this 2nd Day of February 2024
/s/ Tammy Neely
Town Clerk  

Meeting Information

The Planning Commission Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Because of the ongoing Lan Use Code Update project the Planning Commission is currently holding a continuation meeting on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Planning and Zoning Commissioners Meeting

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2024 Meetings

January 9, 2024 6:30 p.m.AgendaPacket
February 6, 2024 6:30 p.m.AgendaPacket

2023 Meetings

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December 5, 2023

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November 7, 2023 6:30 p.m.

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October 17, 2023 6:30 p.m.

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October 3, 2023 6:30 p.m.

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September 12, 2023 6:30 p.m.

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August 1, 2023 6:30 p.m.

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July 18, 2023 6:30 p.m. Continuation MeetingP Z Packet
June 20, 2023 6:30 p.m. Continuation Meeting

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June 6, 2023 6:30 p.m.

Public Hearing Notice

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May 16, 2023 6:30 p.m.

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April 11, 2023 6:30 p.m.

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Attachment: Housing Strategies

March 7, 2023 Joint Meeting with Housing Task Force 6:30 p.m.

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February 7, 2023 6:30 p.m.

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Managers update Feb  2023

Task force meeting notes Jan 31, 2023

February 7 2023 6:30 p.m.P Z Packet
January 10, 2023P Z Agenda
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Advisory members communicate with the Town Board, Manager and Clerk.



Linda Robinson
Re-appointed and appointed Chairperson  January 2021

Term expires 5/11/24

Vice Chair

Dan Heeney
Re-appointed to Vice Chair January 2021

Reappointed to a two year term on 4/11/22

Term Expires 5/1/2024



Mark Tucker
Re-appointed to two year term 4/11/2022

Term expires April 2024


Melissa Watters
Appointed to a two year term 4/11/2022

Term expires 5/1/2025


Shirley Powell
Appointed to a 3 year term April 12, 2021

Term expires April 2024


EX Officio Member

Mark Youngquist. Trustee, Term expires 2026

EX Officio Member

Andy Lewis
Trustee, term expires 2024


Creation, Organization, Officers and Procedures, Powers and Duties

The Town of Dolores Code, Title II creates an advisory board known as the Planning and Zoning Commission ("Planning Commission" or "Commission").

The Commission consists of seven (7) members, five (5) of whom shall be appointed by the Town Board and two (2) shall be non-voting, ex-officio members of the Town Board.

The term of office of the Planning Commission members shall be staggered. As the term of each member expires, the vacancy thus created shall be filled by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees for a term of three (3) years. If a vacancy occurs other than by expiration of term, the Board of Trustees by majority vote shall appoint a new member to fill the unexpired term.

Commission members may be removed from office for cause by the Town Board prior to the expiration of the appointed term for cause.

At the first regular Commission meeting in January of each year, the first item of business shall be the selection of the Commission Chairperson, Vice Chairperson from the membership of the Commission.

The Chairperson shall preside over meetings. In the event questions over procedures arise, Robert’s Rules of Order shall prevail.

The Commission shall create and fill other offices as it deems necessary.

The recording of minutes of all Commission meetings shall be the responsibility of the Town Clerk.

A majority of the appointed members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum to do business and the affirmative vote of three fifths of the appointed members in attendance shall be necessary to pass any motion.

The Commission shall establish rules and procedures that govern its operation.

The Commission shall hold at least one (1) regular meeting per month.

Special meetings may be called by any three (3) appointed members of the Commission or by the Mayor upon due notice to the Chairperson and other members of the Commission.

The Planning Commission shall have the following powers and duties:

To recommend the boundaries of the various zoning districts and appropriate regulations to be enforced therein under this Code or the laws of the State of Colorado to the Board of Trustees and to recommend approval or denial of zoning changes and regulations under this Code;

To hear, recommend or determine any matter relating to zoning, planning or subdivision control as they may be specified or required under this Code or applicable laws of the State of Colorado;

To make and adopt a Comprehensive Plan for the physical development of the Town, including any areas outside its boundaries, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, which in the Commission’s judgment bear relation to the planning of the Town of Dolores (C.R.S. 31-23-306);

To exercise the duties and powers as may be now or hereafter conferred by this Code and the applicable laws of the State of Colorado; and

To hear and decide Special Exceptions in accordance with the terms of this Code, pursuant to Article VI.R. Special Exceptions.

The Dolores Land Use code guides and regulates growth and development in the Town. 

Updated Dolores Land Use Code (Adopted July 2022)

The adoption draft is not available at this time. Please check back later.

Current Comprehensive Plan

Flood Plain Map 24x42

Official Zoning Map - Draft 4