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The Town of Silverton Compass Master Plan has been approved and adopted by the Planning Commission on September 20th, 2022 and by the Board of Trustees on September 26th, 2022
Click HERE to view the Final Master Plan.
Land Use Code Rewrite Stakeholder Group
The Town of Silverton recently launched an effort to overhaul its Land Use Code (LUC). The LUC is the set of regulations that guide how development should occur in the community. It is also one of the primary tools used to implement the Compass Master Plan.
The Stakeholder Group will be responsible for reviewing and providing input on interim draft documents, including an assessment of existing land use and subdivision codes, individual modules of the new LUC, and the consolidated draft LUC. Input from the Stakeholder Group will be shared with the Planning Commission and Board of Trustees throughout the process for their consideration. The Stakeholder Group’s role will be advisory in nature and the group will not have veto power over proposed LUC regulations.
Submit your application to join the Stakeholder Group HERE.
TOWN OF SILVERTON – SPECIAL ELECTION ON OCTOBER 3rd, 2023
A Special Election for the Town of Silverton, Colorado will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023, and will be conducted as a mail ballot election. Drop off and walk-in location for voted ballots and replacement ballots will be at Silverton Town Hall, 1360 Greene Street, Silverton, CO.
Office hours are as follows: 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, the week prior to the election. Election Day office hours will be between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Ballots will be mailed on September 11th, 2023, to the registered mailing address on file with the State of Colorado.
All ballots must be returned to the Town of Silverton Municipal Clerk no later than 7:00 P.M. on Election Day, Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023. No voting devices will be provided at any location.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS TO VOTE IN THE ELECTION:
- Must be eighteen (18) years of age.
- Shall be a citizen of the United States.
- Shall have resided in this State for thirty (30) days and in the municipal election precinct for thirty (30) days immediately preceding the election at which the person offers to vote.
- Must be registered to vote.
At such election, the following one (1) ballot question will be submitted to the voters as follows:
- Shall a route be established to allow the use of off-highway vehicles on streets in the town of Silverton allowing for off-highway vehicle access to businesses and trail-head access?
A “YES” Vote would allow OHV use on the route listed in the accompanying material.
A “NO” Vote would maintain the status quo, prohibiting OHV use on all streets, alleys, and rights of way within Town of Silverton limits.
For more information, please contact Melina Marks Lanis, Town Clerk at email@example.com
Summary of the Proposed Initiative:
The initiative is intended to propose an amendment to Section 8-3-30 and the establishment of subsequent sections of the Silverton Municipal Code to address operation of Off-Highway Vehicles (hereby referred to as OHVs) on certain Town of Silverton streets.
Off-highway vehicles are defined in Sec. 8-3-10 of the Silverton Town Code as “any self-propelled vehicle which is designed to travel on wheels or tracks in contact with the ground, which is designed primarily for use off of the public highways, and which is generally, and commonly used to transport persons for recreational purposes.” Off-highway vehicles do not include vehicles designed and used primarily for travel on, over or in the water, snowmobiles. military vehicles; golf cars; vehicles designed and used to carry disabled persons; vehicles designed and used specifically for agricultural, logging or mining purposes; vehicles registered pursuant to Article 3 of Title 42, C.R.S.
The current Town of Silverton Municipal Code prohibits the use of OHVs on all Town of Silverton streets, alleys, and rights-of-way.
This initiative proposes to establish the following streets for OHV use:
- The portion of Greene Street from 7th Street to Town Limits connecting with County Road 2
- The segments of County Road 2 and County Road 110a that cross into Town Limits
- The portion of Blair from Greene Street to Town Limits connecting with County Road 2
- The portion of Blair Street between 10th Street and 14th Street
- The Portion of 7th Street from Reese Street to Mineral Street
- The portion of Mineral Street and Cement Street from 5th, 6th, and 7th street to access RV parks contained within that loop.
- The portion of 9th Street from Greene Street to Empire Street
- The portion of 10th Street from Greene Street to Blair Street
- The portion of 11th Street from Greene Street to Blair Street
- The portion of 12th Street from Greene Street to Blair Street
- The portion of 13th Street from Greene Street to Blair Street
- The portion of 14th Street from Greene Street to Town Limits connecting with County Road 33
The ordinance in this initiative further allows for the Town Board of Trustees to expand the OHV route at their discretion.
Meetings & Events
Due to Covid-19, the Town of Silverton has adopted a Hybrid In-Person/Virtual format for all Meetings, hosted via Zoom webinar. Town of Silverton Trustee Meetings take place every 2nd and 4th Monday at 7 pm upstairs at Town Hall. Meetings are also live streamed via YouTube and noticed on the front door of Town Hall as well as other Social Media
Watch Trustee Meetings live or after the fact on the Town's YouTube channel.
Visit the Board of Trustees page for meeting information and agendas.
Visit the COVID-19 page for more information about how to attend Trustee meetings in-person.