125 Years!
Newsletter – February 2004

Rico Town Clerk Linda Yellowman
Rico Town Clerk Linda Yellowman

2004 is Rico’s Quasquicentennial

On October 11th, 1879 the Town of Rico was officially incorporated as a municipal government. This year Rico will celebrate its quasquicentennial—our 125th birthday! Planning efforts to celebrate Rico’s quasquicentennial are underway. Stay tuned.

Linda Yellowman – 25 Years of Service to the Town of Rico

2004 is also another anniversary date for the town. Linda Yellowman, Town Clerk, first started working for the town in 1979. Thank you Linda for 25 years of public service.

Town Contact Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 9
Rico, Colorado 81332
Phone Numbers:
Town Hall – 967-2861
Public Works – 967-2865
Town Manager – 967-2863
FAX: 967-2862

Additionally, you can reach the town manager via email at ricomanager@montrose.net

Town Meeting Dates and Times

The Board of Trustees meets regularly the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

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

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Rico Board of Trustees is seeking to appoint one (1) person to the Planning Commission. If you are interested in serving, please send a letter of interest via mail to Ashton Harrison, Town Manager, PO Box 56, Rico, CO 81332; via fax at (970) 967-2862; or via email at ricomanager@montrose.net no later than Thursday, February 12, 2004. Please feel free to contact the town manager with questions regarding serving on the Planning Commission.

EPA Meeting Scheduled for February 11th

The Environmental Protection Agency will conduct a public meeting regarding lead in residential yards on Wednesday, February 11th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall. All residents are encouraged to attend.

Rico Detachment Study Committee

The Rico Detachment Study Committee has open seats. Send your letter of interest to Ashton Harrison, Town Manager via mail at PO Box 56, Rico, CO, 81332; via fax at (970) 967-2862; or via email at ricomanager@montrose.net.

The Rico Detachment Study Committee will also be conducting a meeting on Tuesday, February 3rd at the Town Hall. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.

Master Plan Update Underway

The Rico Planning Commission is currently in the process of updating the master plan. The existing Rico Regional Master Plan was adopted in 1996 and designated areas desired for development as well as areas desired for open space protection in the greater Rico area. The 1996 Rico Regional Master Plan also stated many goals, such as conducting studies, enacting regulations, and improving the water system. Many of the 1996 goals have been accomplished and the 1996 Master Plan must be updated. Also, the Town recently approved a master plan amendment for future development of the Rico Renaissance land holdings which creates a need to update the master plan document.

Recreational planning information will also be incorporated into the master plan document. The public is invited and encouraged to attend these meetings. Once a complete document is prepared, the Planning Commission will schedule a public hearing on the document before making a recommendation to the Rico Board of Trustees.

The Planning Commission will be working on the Master Plan at a special meeting on Monday, February 9th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall.

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