Town of Rico

April 2003

Playground Fundraiser

The Rico Children’s Group will be conducting a fundraiser on Friday, April 4th, 6:00 PM, at the Rico Hotel to raise money for a playground for Jones Park.

The Town received a $15,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado to help purchase the playground.

Come out and show your support! Please remember to thank the volunteers for their efforts.

If you are unable to attend the fundraiser but would still like to make a contribution, send your donation to the

Rico Children’s Group
c/o Barbara Turrin
PO Box 207
Rico, CO 81332

Leash Ordinance in Effect

Please remember that the Town has adopted an ordinance banning dogs-at-large. A dog at large is defined as “a dog that is not on the property of the Owner and is not connected to the Owner by a leash.” Town Hall appreciates the cooperation of dog owners.

Friendly Reminder: All dogs are required to be registered with the Town. Contact Linda Yellowman (970) 967-2861 to obtain dog tags.

Meeting Times

The Town Board meets regularly the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM.

The Planning Commission meets regularly the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM.

Rico Renaissance Proposed Master Plan Amendment Adopted by Town Board

The Town Board adopted the Master Plan amendment submitted by Rico Renaissance after conducting a public hearing on March 19th, 2003.

The Rico Renaissance Amendment is now Section IX of the Master Plan.

The Master Plan Amendment proposal can be viewed at and at the Town Hall.

Currently, the Planning Commission is working on Town initiated updates and changes to the Rico Regional Master Plan. The Master Plan is a community document and the Planning Commission and Town Board appreciate citizen input.

Town Board Considers Changes to the Rico Land Use Code

The Town Board on 1st reading adopted the proposed amendments to the Rico Land Use Code after a public hearing was conducted on March 19th, 2003.

A second public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16th, 2003.

Proposed amendments include the following areas:

The proposed amendments are available for viewing at or obtained from the Town Clerk for $10.00 per copy.

Written comments should be mailed to Ashton Harrison, Town Manager, at PO Box 56, Rico, CO 81332, faxed to (970) 967-2862, or e-mailed to

Rico Courthouse Restoration Project

The Town has submitted grant applications to the State Historical Fund and the Department of Local Affairs for Phase II funding of the Rico Courthouse Restoration Project.

Phase II work will restore the original entries and windows, repair masonry damage and correct conditions that have led to masonry deterioration, waterproof the foundation and reinstall the landmark flagpole that once graced the top of the building.

Upcoming Meetings of Community Importance

The Town is planning to conduct informational meetings and public hearings in the near future regarding two issues of community importance: the Downtown Development Authority and centralized sewer projects. Once the meetings are scheduled, they will be advertised accordingly in the Rico Sun-Times, the Post Office, Town Hall, the monthly newsletter, and at

Ride-the Rockies Coming to Rico

The Ride-the-Rockies bicycle tour will be coming through Rico on June 15th. The last Ride-the Rockies tour was a big success for local non-profits and community organizations interested in raising money.

“ Do what you can, with what you have, with where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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