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La Veta Board denies Andreatta permit

LA VETA- The La Veta Town Board, after holding a public hearing regarding Harold Andreatta’s request for a commercial development permit, denied it.  Trustee Blankenship felt Andreatta’s application did not spell out in enough detail what material Andreatta would have on his site, and what type of equipment would be parked and used on his property. “It doesn’t meet the criteria, and I’m uneasy going forward with this,” she said.

    The question raised was if this was a proper business to have in an area zoned commercial, but not industrial, and right next door to the Pinkerton apartments.  Mayor Mickey Schmidt didn’t have a problem with adding into a commercial zone, but others did.  The vote came down to a tie, and a tie defeats the measure.  Schmidt encouraged Andreatta to work with the Board to mitigate their concerns, and re-apply in six months time.

    Shane Clouse of the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts was next up, and answered a few reaming questions the Board had before their agreement to renew the Center’s lease for another five years.

    Mark Brunner of the La Veta Fire Protection District presented the board with a surveyed map of where the department wants to build their new firehouse.  The design of the new firehouse will allow trucks to leave from both ends, and have snow slip off the roof onto the side property, and not onto the driveway.  Now the department will start searching for construction grants in earnest.

    Dan Wachob of Wachob & Wachob surveyors also presented the Board with maps- final plats on Grandote.  Schmidt called for a quick executive session to discuss what addendums the Town might want to add to the application.  The Board moved to formally receive the final filing number 1 plat, on the condition the court case with Grandote is settled.

    Finally, Lance Gatlin, the new district wildlife manager, introduced himself to the Board, stating he was very excited to be here.