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.
Advisory members communicate with the Town Board, Manager and Clerk.
Re-appointed to Chair January 2021
Serving a three year term to 5/11/24
Re-appointed to Vice Chair January 2021
Serving a two year term to 5/1/2022
Re-appointed to two year term 4/1/2020
Term expires April 2022
Re-appointed to a one year term 5/10/2021 Term expires 5/11/2
Appointed to a 3 year term April 12, 2021 term expires April 2024
EX Officio Member
Trustee term expires 2022
EX Officio Member
Trustee term expires 2022
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.
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|September 7, 2021||Packet||Agenda|
|August 21, 2021 Workshop with Board members attending||Notice||Agenda|
|August 3, 2021||Agenda||Packet|
|July 20, 2021||Public Hearing Notice|
|July 20, 2021||Agenda||Packet||Minutes|
|July 6, 2021||Agenda||Packet||Minutes|
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|May 18, 2021||Agenda||Packet||Minutes|
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|April 20, 2021||Agenda||Packet||Minutes|
|April 6, 2021||Agenda||Packet||Minutes|
|March 16, 2021||Agenda||Packet||Minutes|
|March 2 2021||Agenda||Packet||Minutes|
|February 16 2021||Agenda||Packet||Minutes|
|February 2 2021||Agenda||Packet||Minutes|
|January 19 2021||Agenda||Packet||Minutes|
|January 5 2021||Minutes|
|December 15 2020 Continuation Meeting||Minutes|
|December 1 2020||Minutes|
|November 17 Continuation Meeting||Agenda||Minutes|
|Continuation October 20||Agenda||Minutes|
|Continuation Meeting / Public Hearing September 15||Agenda||Minutes|
|Workshop August 14||Agenda|
|Combined Board P&Z Meeting August 4||Agenda||Minutes|
Land Use Code Project Timeline
When the Planning Commission and Town Board have had the opportunity to review and comment on this Code Audit, we will start the LUC drafting tasks. We anticipate drafting the update LUC as follows (subject to schedule changes to allow more time with a draft or specific issue):
|January-February||Zone Districts, Use-Specific Standards, Measurements and Definitions|
|February-March||Landscaping/Trees, Outdoor Lighting, Hazardous and Environmentally Sensitive Areas; Proportionate Compliance|
|March-April||Parking, Loading, and Access; Mobility and Connectivity|
|April-May||Subdivision Standards, Signs, Operational Performance Standards|
|May-June||Public Outreach Round 2 (specific dates TBD)|
|June-July||Common and Specific Development Procedures|
|July-August||Nonconformities; Violations, Enforcement, and Penalties; General Provisions|
|August-September-October||Complete Full Draft Dolores Land Use Code|