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Applicants Sought for Penrose seat on Planning Commission

The Fremont County Board of Commissioners is accepting letters of interest from citizens wishing to serve on the Fremont County Planning Commission.   The Commissioners will be appointing someone to fill a vacancy for a seat that has been held by Steve Smith of Penrose.   Mr. Smith has decided not to seek reappointment.   Because Smith serves in the seat which typically has represented Penrose, the Board of Commissioners is encouraging letters of interest from Penrose area residents.  However, the application process is open to anyone.    The Planning Commission appointment is for a three year term beginning with the December 4th meeting.

The Commission meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. to review land use proposals, such as subdivisions, zone changes, and use permits.  The Commission makes recommendations to the County Commissioners who render a final decision on land use proposals.  The Planning Commission has also been meeting in monthly workshop sessions to update the Fremont County Master Plan, a county-wide guideline for reviewing land use proposals.

Interested persons should submit a letter stating their qualifications and reasons for wanting to serve by mail or in person to the County Commissioners at 615 Macon Avenue - Room 106, Canon City, Colorado 81212.   You can also e-mail your letter of interest to    The deadline for letters is 4:00 p.m., Thursday, November 15th, 2012.

For more information concerning the Planning Commission please contact the Department of Planning and Zoning at 276-7360 or by email at