Time:  April 13, 2021, 3:30 p.m. in the Larimer County Hearing Room or virtually. 

Purpose:  A public meeting for the Board of County Commissioners to hear from the public and make a decision about whether to let the current temporary moratoriums expire on April 15, extend the moratoriums for a period of time to be determined, or extend them and amend them.  On March 16, 2001, the board passed: (1) A Resolution Imposing a Temporary Moratorium on Processing 1041 Permit Applications, and (2) A Resolution Imposing a Temporary Moratorium on Processing Oil and Gas Development Applications.  Each expires on April 15 unless extended.  The County is working with the community to amend its Regulations for 1041 Permits (Areas and Activities of State Interest), Article 10 and Oil and Gas Regulations, Article 11 in the Land Use Code that became effective on March 31, 2021. 

Type of Meeting:  The meeting will be a combination of in person and virtual participation.  There will be limited capacity for public in person attendance to comply with health department guidelines related to COVID-19.  The County encourages virtual participation.  Link here to register for virtual attendance:  https://larimer-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B22UBjlSQ-iCen_X7OAKFQ.  The meeting will also be televised and can be viewed via Commissioners meeting live broadcast, here:  https://www.larimer.org/bocc/commissioners-meetings#/uws/.

Agenda for the meeting:  Click Here to Register

The order will be to: 

1 - Consider the 1041 Permit Applications Temporary Moratorium - Recorded 1041 Permit Moratorium Resolution 

2 - Consider the Oil and Gas Development Applications Temporary Moratorium - Recorded Oil & Gas Moratorium Resolution 

Staff briefly will present anticipated schedules and proposed processes for updating the 1041 permit regulations and the Oil and Gas regulations.  Check webpage for the latest schedules, here:  https://www.larimer.org/planning/luc2020/phase-ii-larimer-county-land-use-code (click on the subject of interest). 

Public Participation:  

Following the brief staff presentation and Commissioner questions, members of the public will each have 2 minutes to comment as to whether they think Commissioners should let each moratorium expire, extend it, or extend and amend it -- and for what purposes.  The public is advised to keep comments focused on the merits of the subject moratorium -- 1041 permits or oil and gas development, as the purpose of the meeting is for the Commissioners to consider the moratoriums rather than details regarding regulations.  Future public meetings will provide opportunities to address specific details within the regulations. 

You may also submit written testimony to Lesli Ellis, Director of Community Development, at ellislk@larimer.org