Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Falcon-Peyton planning effort needs volunteers

A plan that guides the residential and business development of the fast-growing Falcon and Peyton areas in central and eastern El Paso County is getting a facelift, and county officials are seeking help with the process. The El Paso County Commission wants 10 to 12 volunteers to serve on a committee that will assist the county Development Services Department and a consultant in assembling a major update to the Falcon/Peyton Small Area Master Plan. The plan will include land-use recommendations for unincorporated Falcon and the town of Peyton. The updated plan will be presented to the county Planning Commission for adoption by the end of 2007. Committee members, who will meet twice a month for about 10 months, will provide input, offer ideas and review draft planning documents, among other duties. Meeting dates, times and locations will be determined; the county hopes to have committee members who represent the interests of property owners, homeowners and businesses, among others. County commissioners will begin interviewing and selecting volunteers in February and complete the process by March. Volunteer applications can be found online at http://www.elpasoco.com/; click on the “volunteer boards" link. Applications, including mailing addresses and daytime phone numbers, and any letters of interest or resumes, can be faxed to: 520-6397, emailed to: webmaster@elpasoco.com, or mailed to: Board of County Commissioners, Attn: Fran St. Germain, Executive Assistant to County Administration, 27 E. Vermijo Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2208. More information: contact Carl Schueler, Long Range Planning Division Manager at 520-6316 or carlschueler@elpasoco.com.

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