The Planning and Zoning Commission duties include preparing and adopting a master plan for the physical development of the municipality, including any areas outside its boundaries, subject to the approval of the governmental body. The master plan of a municipality shall be an advisory document to guide land development decisions. The planning commission reviews and decides upon variance requests, planned development and other zoning issues and regulations. Full duties and responsibilities are specified in Parts 2 and 3 of Article 23, of Title 31, C.R.S.
The Planning and Zoning Commission consist of five (5) regular members appointed by the Board of Trustees. Statutorily (Parts 2 and 3 of Article 23, of Title 31, C.R.S.) all commissioners are required to reside within town limits. Neither the Mayor nor any member of the Board of Trustees can serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Board of Trustees may appoint up to two (2) alternate members of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Alternate members can attend all P&Z meetings and participate in the discussion, yet they have no voting rights on any matters before the P&Z unless a regular member of the P&Z is absent or unable to vote on the matter. Terms are three (3) years.
Planning and Zoning Commission guiding documents: Town of Buena Vista Land Use Code, Town of Buena Vista Comprehensive Plan.