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The town of Buena Vista will begin a trail project later this fall to address erosion, safety concerns, congestion and additional issues on the popular Whipple Trail, which begins on the east side of the town bridge over the Arkansas River.

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The Buena Vista Historic Preservation Commission held a meeting with the board of trustees to discuss the historical survey of 25 properties on the west side of Buena Vista and the framework for regulating design on East Main Street.

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Here are four things to know from the Buena Vista board of trustees meeting Aug. 23:

1 The board approved the contract agreement for new town administrator Lisa Parnell-Rowe. Parnell-Rowe will be taking over town administration duties from Phillip Puckett, town administrator for the past 5 years.

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Here are the things to know from the Aug. 9, Buena Vista board of trustees meeting:

1 The board received an update from town staff on the town campus that is planned for Block 25.

The Buena Vista Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously agreed to lot 34, block 30 Amendment No. 2 which will accept rights-of-way for portions of Cedar Street and South Main Street.

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The town of Buena Vista and the Historic Preservation Commission invite community members to a two-part public meeting at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 30, beginning at the Community Center on East Main Street.

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Total sales tax revenue for May 2022 continued to grow, new town treasurer Phillip Puckett reported at the July 26 board of trustees meeting.

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Buena Vista Recreation was awarded a Safe Routes to Schools grant in 2015 allowing them to buy 24 bikes and a storage shed at Avery-Parsons Elementary School.

With these resources, BV Recreation formed the Buena Vista Bike Library that loaned out bikes to community members.

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Here are four things to know from the Buena Vista board of trustees meeting July 26:

1 The board held a meet-and-greet with town administrator finalist Lisa Parnell-Rowe that allowed the public to visit and leave feed back for the board of trustees. During the meeting, Parnell-Rowe gave a quick walk through of her resume and offered anecdotes of things in her life that showed she was ready for the position.

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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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J.T. Shaver, forester with Colorado State Forest Service, presented the 2021 report on the health of the Colorado forest to Chaffee County commissioners at their work session June 6.

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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 …

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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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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.