COUNTY OF ELBERT
COMMUNITY & DEVELOPMENT
P.O. BOX 7
215 COMANCHE STREET
KIOWA, COLORADO 80117
303-621-3136 FAX: 303-621-3165
REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
August 13, 2009
Note: These meeting minutes are only a summary of the meeting. Duplications of the
audio recording are available, for a fee, by contacting the Planning Department.
The regular Planning Commission Meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by
Chairman, Grant Thayer.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Commission members present: Richard Carlson, Paul Crisan, Dave Hoos, Paula
Koch, Anthony Osborn (arrived late), Lisa Shipman, and Grant Thayer.
Staff present: Richard L. Miller, Director – Community & Development Services
Curtis Carlson, Planner II
Carolyn Parkinson, Planner I
Donna L. Martin, Administrative Assistant
STAFF REPORT ON BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER’S ACTIONS:
A. On August 12, 2009, the Board of County Commissioners heard and
approved RZ 09-0006 SNOW XX TO A-1 REZONE.
B. On August 12, 2009, the Board of County Commissioners heard SU 09-0007
COURAGE TO CHANGE RANCHES – SPECIAL USE REVIEW. It was
continued to a date certain of September 9, 2009.
A. A motion was made by Lisa Shipman, seconded by Paula Koch to approve
the minutes from July 23, 2009. The motion carried 6 to 0.
A. SU-09-0011 FULL RUT ARCHERY & HUNTING CLUB – A REQUEST TO
ESTABLISH A PRIVATE ARCHERY CLUB WITH MEMBERSHIP
REQUIRED LOCATED ON THE NE ¼ OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 6
SOUTH, RANGE 64 WEST, [ 3900 COUNTY RD 174, PARKER, CO ], IN
Curtis Carlson, Planner II, presented the application for SU-09-0011, Full Rut Archery &
Hunting Club. Community & Development Services is recommending approval of this
application with conditions.
The Planning Commission had the following questions and comments:
The barn is an existing barn?
Is this a club that has members?
Why are the truck boxes (storage containers) there for the outdoor range?
Are the bows going to be for rental?
Will there be safety inspections on the bows that are rented?
Will the arrows be for sale?
Will there be hunting of rabbits and birds?
Will there be hunting during hunting season or at will? Will members have to
have hunting licenses?
Will there be any alcohol served?
Questions regarding restroom facilities.
Is this a year-round facility?
How many members do you anticipate? What would cause it to go from a
special use to commercial use; does it depend on the number of people coming
out to the facility?
Is there adequate supervision for the number of kids that may attend the facility?
Would this application be eligible for an annual inspection under the special use
What would trigger this as a commercial operation – would it be the number of
members? Can we put a “cap” on the number of people allowed at the facility at
Would you be using practice arrows or hunting tips?
Staff had the following comments:
Yes, an annual inspection could be conducted under the terms of the special use
As long as the facility maintains private membership, it would be considered a
special use rather than a commercial use. It’s possible that we could limit the
maximum number of people allowed at the facility at one time.
The Applicant had the following comments:
The barn currently exists.
We will have members after this application is approved; a minimal membership
fee would be required.
The storage containers were added on the west side to block the wind; murals
will be painted on them.
Bows will be rented or sold.
The rented bows will be inspected for safety.
The arrows will also be for sale.
No hunting of rabbits and birds; this is an archery range. We may eventually sell
or offer some animal hunts (deer hunts) as incentives for club members.
Everything is done legally (seasonal hunts); licenses will be required if
No alcohol will be served.
The facility has two restrooms. Sanilets will be used for outdoor shoots.
The facility is a year-round operation.
On an average day, there will probably be eight to ten people. On a special day,
there could be twenty to thirty kids.
Discussion regarding the supervision of the children.
On a normal day, we could handle over a hundred people at the outdoor range.
There are also volunteers that will come out to help.
Hunting tips will not be used; they would destroy the back drops and targets.
Public testimony was opened. There being none, public testimony was closed.
The Planning Commission had the following final comments:
No further questions or reservations regarding the project.
This is good to have in the County.
Don’t see anything wrong with it, although there is some concern about health
and safety issues.
I like this idea and I’d like to see more places out here for the kids to go.
A motion by Lisa Shipman, seconded by Anthony Osborn was made to approve SU-09-
0011 FULL RUT ARCHERY & HUNTING CLUB, with conditions of approval.
The vote carried 7 to 0.
The next regular meeting of the Elbert County Planning Commission will be held on
Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 7:00 pm in the BOCC Hearing Room, located at 215
Comanche St., Kiowa, CO.
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.