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The board of trustees were updated in the search for a new town administrator during the June 14 trustee meeting.

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Chaffee County commissioners approved on first reading June 7an ordinance that aims to better coordinate fire restrictions on previously unaddressed land.

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The Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce and the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce will be joining chambers across the central Rocky Mountain region to form the Mountain Chamber Alliance, Heather Rupska, BV Chamber of Commerce executive director reported Tuesday.

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Total sales tax revenue for March 2022 continued to follow predicted levels of growth, town treasurer Michelle Stokes reported at the May 24 board of trustees meeting.

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The Buena Vista Police station will be moving to 28362 CR 317.

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The board of trustees made changes to the municipal code May 24. These changes meet the board’s criteria for amendment, which include consistency with the comprehensive plan, does not conflict with other provisions of the UDC or town code, necessity to address a community need, necessity to …

The Book Nook and Courthouse Museum were presented with Buena Vista Historic Designation Plaques on Friday May 20.   The Courthouse is also on the National and State Register of Historic Buildings.

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A new outdoor stage is in the planning stages for McPhelemy Park this fall with the intent of providing a shade structure and area to host live music.

The Buena Vista board of trustees were informed at the May 16 meeting that CDOT is looking for a place to put a Park-N-Ride/Bustang site in Buena Vista, town administrator Phillip Puckett said.

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Total sales tax revenue for February 2022 returned to predicted levels after the slight drop in January 2022 Buena Vista town treasurer Michelle Stokes reported at the April 26 board of trustee meeting.

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Due to dry conditions that are becoming prevalent throughout Chaffee County, the long- range forecast that predicts little to no moisture as well as persistent gusty winds Unincorporated Chaffee County will be moving into Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective 6p.m. Friday, April 29, 2022 sheri…

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Updated charges and fees for the town water rates were revealed by the town’s special projects manager at the April 12 board of trustees meeting.

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The Buena Vista Historic Preservation Commission will host a historic preservation month in May. This will be the first time the group has held the nationwide event which will focus on celebrating historic places, heritage and benefits to restoring historic buildings.

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Buena Vista Recreation opened registration for the Keeping Bewnie, Buena! – BV Neighborhood Cleanup Day event.

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Buena Vista Recreation opened registration for the Keeping Bewnie, Buena! – BV Neighborhood Cleanup Day event.

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Noise ordinance changes were discussed during the board of trustee’s meeting March 29. This discussion was brought up by code enforcement officer Grant Bryans who suggested changes be made to the town noise policy on music and activity on private property, and enforceability of noise ordinances.

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Here are the top things to know from the Buena Vista board of trustees meeting March 29:

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The town of Buena Vista has partnered to evaluate the community’s existing parks and trails system, identify gaps, and provide recommendations for future planning efforts with the University of Colorado Denver Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program.

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The town of Buena Vista board of trustees is accepting letters of interest from residents seeking to serve as a trustee to fill a vacancy due to the resignation of Norm Nyberg March 11, it announced in a press release this week.

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The board considered the application for a Hotel & Restaurant Liquor License for Buena Viking made by co-owners Anna and Evan Winger on Feb. 1. The new Buena Viking will be located behind the Orpheum Building, and beverages will be sold out of Suite 140.

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The town of Buena Vista is looking to recruit a handful of residents inside or outside of town limits to consider joining our fun and productive advisory boards. These groups meet throughout the year to provide insight and input to town staff.

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The Buena Vista board of trustees met with town staff on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 8 for a work session on water supply issues and their regular semimonthly meeting.

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The town of Buena Vista hosted Chris Leiber of NES Landscape Architects for a public open house regarding the historic Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds and Chicago Ranch Master Plan Jan. 20.

In two sessions, Lieber presented project details, progress and future plans. He also fielded questions from community members.

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The board of trustees for the town of Buena Vista gathered on Jan. 25 to consider and discuss a slate of proposed changes to the town’s uniform development code, the pay scale of future elected municipal officials and the Book Nook owners’ request to designate the property as a local historical landmark.

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The board of trustees for the town of Buena Vista next meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25. The meeting will be held at the community center as usual but members of the public are still asked to attend virtually by Zoom.

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October 2021 town sales tax revenues were reported by Buena Vista treasurer Michelle Stoke at the Jan. 11 board of trustees meeting.

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The 2022 budget for the town of Buena Vista was approved by the board of trustees Dec. 14 at their final meeting of 2021. The finalized budget with preliminary actuals from 2021 includes these highlights...

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The National Wildfire Coordinating Group notified the town of Buena Vista Nov. 30, that the town’s wildland program no longer meets the group’s requirements, according to a press release from the town.

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Nomination petition packets for this year’s municipal elections became available at town hall on Jan. 4. Those wishing to run for office must obtain the packet and signatures from at least 10 in-town residents by Jan. 24.

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The Buena Vista board of trustees had their final meeting of the year Tuesday night, Dec. 14.

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This year marks the second annual Adopt A Tree event. Businesses, families and organizations were invited to sponsor and decorate 36 trees in the planters along East Main Street.

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The third quarter financial report was delivered to the Buena Vista board of trustees at their regular meeting on Nov. 23 by town treasurer Michelle Stoke. 

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September tax revenues for the town of Buena Vista were revealed at the Nov. 23 board of trustees meeting when town treasurer Michelle Stoke reported another strong month.

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Building permit data from the past 5 years in both Buena Vista and Chaffee County indicate strong growth in single family dwelling permits issued. Multi-family dwellings have not shown growth as strong or consistent in town and are not as closely tracked or reported by the county.

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Buena Vista’s moratorium on short term rental license applications has expired, allowing applicants to submit for licenses or renewals since Monday, Nov. 8.

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The town of Buena Vista has established a new website to increase community engagement. My-BV.com launched Nov. 1 with five project pages as well as a forum for community members to connect and offer ideas for future project pages.

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Thus far, 2021 has been a banner year for Buena Vista sales tax revenues. Town treasurer Michelle Stoke’s Oct. 21 report to the board of trustees showed August year-to-date revenues of $3,306,341, an increase of 26.37% from August 2020’s year-to-date total of $2,616,352.

This is nearly double the average annual growth from 2017 to 2020, which was 13.72%.

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A public hearing on an application for a retail marijuana license, the second of two allowed within town limits, will be held on Nov. 9 at the Buena Vista board of trustees meeting in the Community Center at 715 West Main Street.

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The topic of housing and development once again featured prominently at the Buena Vista board of trustees meeting Oct. 26. The board decided to move forward with the plans to develop two lots at Carbonate Street for more multi-family housing.

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August’s sales tax revenues for the town of Buena Vista were revealed at Tuesday’s board of trustees meeting. The tide has finally ebbed, with revenues falling by 7.74% from July’s all-time high.

The latest town tax revenue data was reported in the Sept. 28 board of trustees meeting.

Town treasurer Michelle Stoke revealed that, as predicted, revenues for the month of July topped those of June and set a new record all-time high.

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Wildfire mitigation and master water plans were major topics at Oct. 12’s Buena Vista board of trustees meeting. The first in a series of public hearings on next year’s budget was held.

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The Buena Vista Planning and Zoning Commission met Oct. 6 to hold public hearings on the town planning department’s four new strategies to improve housing affordability.

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The Buena Vista board of trustees passed a resolution to adopt updated ordinances regulating short-term rentals toward the end of their regular meeting on Sept. 28.

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The Buena Vista board of trustees held a work session to continue discussion of proposed short-term rental policies Tuesday night.

The session was followed by their regular meeting, in which they discussed the town’s draft master water plan, current openings on advisory board and the Chaffee Housing Authority, the trustee handbook and housing affordability grants.