Planning Commission

Meetings

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • Commissioners Boardroom
    Third floor of the Administration Building
    308 Byers Ave.
    Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

The Grand County Planning Commission consists of nine members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Each commissioner appoints three members from their district, who serves a three-year term. 


District I: Richard Cimino, Commissioner

  • Ingrid Karlstrom
  • Bob Gnuse
  • William MacDonald 

District II: Merrit Linke, Commissioner

  • Sally Blea
  • Deborah Fitch (January 2019)
  • Tara Fournet (January 2019)

District III: Kristen Manguso, Commissioner

  • Marcus Davis
  • Henry Broadhurst (January 2019)
  • Kim Shepton


Responsibilities

The Planning Commission is responsible for reviewing staff recommendations regarding land use proposals within the unincorporated portions of Grand County and issuing a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners. 


The Planning Commission is also responsible for the following:

  • Prepare Master Plan: To prepare or cause to be prepared or amended the Master Plan, or any element or portion thereof, for adoption by the Planning Commission. The Grand County Planning Commission shall be responsible for the preparation, adoption, and amendment of the countywide Master Plan.
  • Recommend amendments to text of these Land Use Regulations: To initiate, hear, review, consider, and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners to approve or disapprove applications to amend the text of these regulations..
  • Recommend amendments to Official Zone District Map: To initiate, hear, review, consider, and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners to approve or disapprove amendments to the Official Zone District Map.
  • Special Uses: To hear, review, consider, and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners to approve, approve with conditions, or deny special use permits.
  • Subdivision, Subdivision Exemption, Outright Exemption, Planned Unit Development (PUD), and Rural Land Use: To hear, review, consider, and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners to approve, approve with conditions, or disapprove applications for development permit for sketch / preliminary / final plans for subdivision.