Garfield County has earned a SolSmart gold-level community designation for its efforts to promote solar energy. A national designation program funded by the Department of Energy, SolSmart recognizes cities and counties that are actively encouraging the development of solar markets. Garfield County Community Development Department spent the past several months working to ensure the county earned the designation. Community Development Director Sheryl Bower presented the Board of County Commissioners with the designation during its regular meeting this week. She told the board that Community Development strived to help the county achieve the SolSmart designation through efforts to make the permitting
Seats are open for citizen volunteers to serve on the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment. Members of both boards help shape land use decisions in Garfield County. Terms are for three years, and currently, the meetings are being held virtually.
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners and Planning Commission are conducting a joint work session from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, to discuss draft changes to the county’s Land Use and Development Code, regarding gravel and mining extraction regulations in Garfield County. The public may attend the meeting remotely.