Tag Archives: land use code

Cortez’s new land use code: A boon? A disaster? Or something in between?

Print this articleMore than four years in the making, a new land use code for the city of Cortez is awaiting final approval by the city council. However, the code faces strong opposition from a concerned contingent of citizens – … Continue reading

Published in January 2020 Tagged , ,

County seeks to add chapter to land-use code: Public has scant time to see ‘1041’ rules before hearing

Print this articleAfter summarily rejecting the rough draft of a lengthy proposed addition to its land-use code – one that appeared to assert the county’s ultimate authority over public lands – the Montezuma County Commission is preparing to chew on … Continue reading

Published in January 2016 Tagged

Preserving Phil’s World: Montezuma County says it doesn’t need a Master Leasing Plan to protect bike trails, but the state rule it wants to use is complicated

Print this article“Local governments shall be encouraged to designate areas and activities of state interest and . . . shall administer such areas and activities . . . and promulgate guidelines . . . “ From CRS 24-65.1-101 At a … Continue reading

Published in November 2015 Tagged ,

Uses by right

Print this articleChanges to land-use code would increase flexibility in industrial and commercial zones Montezuma County residents with land zoned for commercial or industrial uses will be able to take a number of actions – from manufacturing insecticides to repairing … Continue reading

Published in May 2013 Tagged

Hearing continued on changes to land-use code

Print this articleThe Montezuma County commissioners at press time appeared to be moving toward adopting amendments to the land-use code that would change the name of unzoned parcels, encourage landowners to voluntarily zone their property, and establish commercial and industrial … Continue reading

Published in May 2012 Tagged

County mulls land use revisions

Print this articleThe Montezuma County commissioners have backed away from an earlier attempt to zone all unzoned parcels in the county. Instead, they are considering amending the land-use code to add language that would merely grant future commissioners the authority … Continue reading

Published in April 2012 Tagged

The laws of the land: Vocal citizens debate a code amendment defining uses on agricultural parcels

Print this articleCharges and countercharges flew through the air in the packed Montezuma County Commission meeting room the afternoon of July 14. The county commissioners were accused of being power-hungry, of flouting state zoning regulations, and of hampering local economic … Continue reading

Published in August 2008 Tagged

Mancos vet wants tougher penalties in land-use code

Print this articleGerald Koppenhafer, a Republican, is running for the county commission in District 3, the Mancos district. His opponent is independent Kerry O’Brien. Koppenhafer is a veterinarian. He served on the 12-member working group that created the county’s land-use … Continue reading

Published in Election, October 2004 Tagged