Contact: Aric Otzelberger, Deputy County Manager, 970-328-8858, firstname.lastname@example.org
April 13, 2017 - Eagle County Community Development has implemented temporary changes to the development review process to accommodate a staffing shortage in the department.
As of April 12, adjustments to the land use regulations limit acceptance of land use applications to Wednesdays and Fridays only; extends the sufficiency review period from 10 to 15 business days; and deletes a section of the regulations on interpretations. The Planning Division will still make decisions and interpretations in the ordinary course of business, and the public will still have the right to appeal any decision or interpretation to the Board of County Commissioners.
Other development review services will remain as-is. Specifically, the referral period will remain unchanged for all file types. Pre-application meetings will continue to be held on Thursdays or by appointment. There will continue to be a Planner-on-Duty available to answer questions, in person at the Eagle County Building during normal business hours, or by phone at 970-328-8746.
According to Deputy County Manager Aric Otzelberger, adjusting the development review process temporarily will allow for greater predictability and quality of service for applicants, while recognizing the department’s resource limitations.
A resolution adopting the temporary changes was approved during the regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, and is now in effect for 30 days. In accordance with the county’s land use regulations, the commissioners will hold a public hearing on May 9 to consider extending the changes for up to six months.
For more information, contact Otzelberger at 970-328-8858 or at email@example.com.