Citizen Board Description
Agricultural Building Review Committee
To assist with the preservation of the rural character of the County by reviewing building permit and land use applications and advising the Community Development Department to determine if agricultural buildings are designed to support an agricultural operation and are functional for agricultural uses. Meetings are once a month or if an application or permit needs review. Staff liaison are Community Development planners, Suzanne Wolff and Joanna Schaffner, 920-5526.
Aspen/Pitkin Animal Shelter
To make recommendations to the Aspen City Council and the Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners on policies for the operation of the Aspen/Pitkin County Animal Shelter, including, but not limited to, the formulation and implementation of operating guidelines for the Shelter, policies and procedures, annual operating budget, appropriate reviews, and capital improvements and maintenance program for the Shelter. Meets every 3 months on the 4th Thursday of the month. Staff liaison is ReRe Baker, Animal Control Officer, 920-5361.
Basalt Regional Library District
To provide access to a wide variety of information and popular materials, to promote cultural understanding and to help meet intellectual, educational, social and recreational needs through personalized service in a welcoming environment. The Board of Trustees ensures this mission by supervising the administration of library affairs in accordance with policy decisions, and represents the constituents of the district in decisions. Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:30 pm at Basalt Regional Library. Staff liaison is Barbara Milnor, Interim Executive Director, 927-4311 ext. 9.
Board of Adjustment
Hears appeals due to the inability of an individual to obtain a building permit or the decision of an administrative officer or agency concerning the administration or enforcement of zoning regulations. Meets the first Tuesday of each month as needed. Staff liaison is Joanna Schaffner, Senior Zoning Officer, 920-5015
Board of Appeals
Hears appeals based on a claim that the true intent of the code has been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of the code do not fully apply or an equally good or better form of construction is proposed. The board has no authority to waive requirements of a code. Meets when an appeal has been filed or when a new code is proposed for adoption. Staff liaison is Tony Fusaro, Chief Building Official, 920-5101.
Citizen Grant Review Committee
To establish priorities and criteria for funding health and human service and community non-profit programs within the guidelines of the referendum. To participate in a grant-making process that guarantees that the dedicated funds are put to best use to provide stable funding to health and human service and community non-profits. To review all grant applications and ensure fiscal and programmatic compliance. This is an advisory committee, which makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners for the distribution of the dedicated mill levy tax. Staff liaison is Mitzi Ledingham, 920-5766.
Conflict Committee Pool VACANCY
To ensure the impartiality and integrity of their local government decision makers, the people of Pitkin County intend to prohibit County policy-makers from participating in matters in which they have a conflict of interest. This prohibition applies to County policy-makers serving their terms and those who have concluded their terms of office. Meets on "as needed" basis. Staff liaison is Attorney's office, 920-5190.
Reviews the Clerk and Recorder's administration of voter registration and performance of election duties and decides appeals concerning the election duties of the Clerk and Recorder. No set meeting schedule. The Commission is invited to spend election evening at the voting office, observing and/or helping. Applicant MUST be a registered voter. Staff liaison is Janice Vos-Caudill, County Clerk, 429-2710.
Financial Advisory Board VACANCY
The FAB reviews economic factors such as CPI and interest rates, and makes recommendations to the Board about future investment income, sales taxes, and Community Development revenues. Reviews annual operating and capital improvement budgets, financial planning assets, liabilities, receipts, expenditures, budget and accounting practices and financial status of capital improvement programs for the County and all taxing districts for which it is responsible. The FAB reports its findings to the Board, the districts and the public and makes such recommendations as it deems appropriate. The FAB has concentrated on projects involving fiscal policy or departmental efficiency or productivity issues agreed by the FAB and the BOCC. Usually meets two to three times a year in the spring and summer. Staff liaison is John Redmond, Finance Director, 920-5225.
Healthy Rivers and Streams Fund Citizens Advisory Board application
The purpose of the Board is to assist the Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) in implementing the Healthy Rivers and Streams Fund Program, as authorized by Pitkin County voters, and to advise the BOCC on the expenditures and administration of the Healthy Rivers and Streams Fund. Meets the third Thursday of each month at 4:00 PM. Staff liaison, Pitkin County Attorney’s Office (970) 920-5190.
Housing Authority Board
Investigates housing conditions/needs in the city and county; recommends policy and policy changes to the Guidelines to the elected officials; issues bonds, borrows funds, secures mortgages; manages existing employee housing projects; adopts rental and ownership qualifications on an annual basis. Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 5-7 pm. Preference is given to residents who have lived in Pitkin County for at least 1 year. Staff liaison is Cindy Christensen, Operations Manager, 920-5455.
Library Board of Trustees
To supervise care and custody of all property of the library; employs librarian and other employees; submit a budget to the County Commissioners; accept gifts, perform all other acts necessary for the orderly and efficient management and control of the library. Provide an annual report to the County Commissioners on the funds expended, condition of its trust, number of books, etc. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each moth (except December) from noon to 1:30. Staff liaison is Kathy Chandler, 925-4025.
Open Space & Trails Board of Trustees VACANCY (District 1)
Acquires, preserves, maintains and manages open space properties for multiple purposes including, but not limited to, recreational, wildlife, agricultural, scenic and access purposes; and to acquire, preserve, develop, maintain and manage trails for similar purposes. Five members are appointed, one of whom shall reside in each commissioner district. Meets generally the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, at 9 am, with quarterly meetings with the BOCC on Tuesdays beginning at 8 am. Meetings last about 3-5 hours. Staff liaison is Fran Soroka, OST Administrator, 920-5232.
Planning & Zoning Commission
Their purpose is to make, adopt, amend and certify to the county commissioners a master plan for the physical development of unincorporated county territory; make and certify to the county commissioners a zoning plan for zoning on building height, bulk, location, density, etc. Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm. Staff liaison is Lance Clarke, Assistant Director, 920-5452.
Redstone Historic Preservation Commission VACANCY (Regular & Alternate)
Provides for the preservation and continued integrity of the historically designated area within 1000 feet of the established boundary of the townsite of Redstone and of other designated structures, sites and objects, and to promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public by preserving those qualities which relate to the history of Redstone, the State of Colorado, and the nation. Applicants must be a resident of Crystal River Valley for 1 year. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month as needed. Contact staff liaison, Suzannah Reid, Historic Preservation Officer, for exact time and location of meeting. 920-9225.
Establishes, administers and manages a qualified money purchase plan and trust to provide retirement benefits for county employees. Applicants must be a registered voter. Quarterly meetings are on the third Wednesday of the second month of each quarter. Staff liaison is Tom Oken,Treasurer, 920-5202.
Senior Services Council VACANCY (Regular & Alternate)
The Senior Council is a pro-active advocate for identifying, planning, developing, and addressing the common needs of the Pitkin County senior community. The Council advises and assists Pitkin County Senior Services staff in developing and implementing goals to improve the quality of life for seniors in our community. Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (no meetings in April, August & December) from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the senior center, 0275 Castle Creek Rd. Staff liaison is Marty Ames, Director 920-5432.
Translator Advisory Board VACANCY (Alternate)
The purpose of the Translator Advisory Board (TAB) is to assist the Pitkin County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) in the implementation of the Translator Fund and to advise the BOCC on expenditures, administration and operations of an economical system for re-broadcasting of television and FM radio signals and for extending wireless communication and internet services for the citizens of Pitkin County. Regular membership is open to Pitkin County Residents with Alternate membership open to residents of the mid Roaring Fork Valley.
Meets 2nd Wednesday of even months at 6 pm at the Basalt Fire Station, 2089 JW Drive, Carbondale. Staff liaison is Phylis Mattice, 920-5208.
Weed Advisory Board VACANCY
Addresses noxious weed issues and ensures compliance with the Colorado Weed Management Act of 1990. Reports and advises the BOCC on developing a County Weed Management Plan. Develops noxious weed list that declares noxious weeds and appropriate state noxious weeds designated by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to be subjected to integrated weed management. Develops a plan for the integrated management of these noxious weeds. There is one regular member representative each from the City of Aspen, Town of Snowmass Village and 3 representatives from unincorporated Pitkin County (and 1 each area for alternate members). Each representative shall have been a resident of Pitkin County for at least 1 year. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 10 am - noon at Public Works Administration, 76 Service Center Road, Aspen. For more information call Melissa Sever at 920-5390.