Elbert County Under the Radar         "The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it." -Voltaire


If you'd like to review documentation about the development before it's too late, check out the County website CLICK HERE.

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I made an error in when I reported that Commissioner Danny Willcox was present in the meeting in the office of the County's Human Resources Director. Commissioner Willcox reports that he was not present for this meeting. Subsequently, he learned of the resignation from the HR director, invited the employee into his office, and spent 30-45 minutes talking to her.. He did not feel it appropriate to share further details since they concern private matters. There is no reason to question Commissioner Willcox's version of events. I have apologized to him and regret the error.

--Rick Brown

Leavenworth, Kansas

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Chris Richardson is a good friend. If you are on the Chris Richardson BFF list, you can be sure of two things. The first is that James Taylor will be playing in the background and singing, "You've Got a Friend" if you....

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County Signs Deal With Oil-Gas Company

So the BOCC is signing a contract with Bison Oil and Gas that will lease the county's mineral rights to the company. This is without passing it through the Planning Commission, apparently without a reviewed MOU, and without any public hearings or input. Read about this BOCC’s continued pissing on transparency CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE FOR PDF.

SOD Elbert County Petition

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Please sign this petition in opposition to the cluster development of 920 homes proposed at CR158 and CR 5 known as Independence (Bandera).

Planning Commission  Meeting Minutes - July 18, 2017

Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Minutes - July 12, 2017

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Independence Development:
Rooftops: Revenue Boon or Budget Busting Strategy?

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Senator Cory Gardner:
(202) 224-5941 (Washington D.C.)
(303) 391-5777 (Denver Office)

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The Elbert County Comprehensive Plan

The Elbert County Comprehensive Plan is under revision; your ideas, concerns, and input are needed. There are 2 remaining citizen input meetings scheduled, as follows:

  • .the Comprehensive Master Plan Meeting #2 originally scheduled for 6/14 has been postponed to the September 13th date. Meeting #3 will be rescheduled soon

Please visit, which provides us with the activity calendar, upcoming Agenda, review of prior meetings, polling opportunities, maps, documents, status of the comprehensive plan, and a “Contact Us” link to share your ideas. Watch for smaller public meetings hosted by HOAs, churches, and other organizations.